Brooke Gurland, MD

216.444.5404

Brooke Gurland, MD

Appointed: 2007

Brooke Gurland, MD
Department: Colorectal Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A30
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5404
DeskDesk:216.444.6521
WorkFax:216.445.8627
Brooke Gurland, MD
Department: Colorectal Surgery
Location: Hillcrest Hospital
Mail Code A30
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
WorkAppointment:216.444.5404
DeskDesk:216.444.6521
WorkFax:216.445.8627
Brooke Gurland, MD
Department: Colorectal Surgery
Location: Beachwood Family Health Center
Mail Code A30
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
WorkAppointment:216.444.5404
DeskDesk:216.444.6521
WorkFax:216.445.8627
Brooke Gurland, MD
Department: Medical Operations
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A30
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5404
DeskDesk:216.444.6521
WorkFax:216.445.8627
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Brooke Gurland, MD, FACS, FASCRS is a staff surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic in the Digestive Disease Institute. Her specialty interests include functional bowel disorders, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fistulas, and complex pelvic floor dysfunction. She supervises a bowel management program and she advocates a multidisciplinary approach to pelvic floor disorders through combined clinic hours with specialists in urogynecology and urology. Dr Gurland is board certified in general and colorectal surgery and she is trained in laparoscopic, robotic and pelvic surgery.

After receiving her medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Pennsylvania, she trained in general surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She received fellowship training in colorectal surgery at The Cleveland Clinic, Weston. Dr. Gurland is also a 2003 recipient of the Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award by the American Geriatric Association for a multidisciplinary approach to patients with pelvic floor disorders.

Dr. Gurland is active in numerous professional societies and she is Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the American College of Surgeon. She is an active member of The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and Healthcare Information and Management System Societies (HIMSS). She has authored several peer reviewed articles and book chapters and she is an invited speaker at both national and international meetings.

Professional Highlights

  • Jahnigen Career Development Scholars, American Geriatrics Society ($200,000), 2003-2005
  • Maimonides Research and Development Foundation ($19,750), 2006-2007
  • Board of Directors, National Association for Continence 2010-2012
  • Committee Member, Pelvic Floor Distress Network, Cleveland Clinic Site, National Institute of Childhood Health and Human Development
  • Clinical Systems Office, Medical Operations 2009-2012

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2001
Residency - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Surgery
New York, NY USA
2000
Internship - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Surgery
New York, NY USA
1995
Medical School - Hahnemann University Medical College
Philadelphia, PA USA
1994
Undergraduate - Barnard College, Columbia University
New York, NY USA
1990

Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery

Specialty Interests

Pelvic organ prolapse, bowels and bladder dysfunction, fecal incontinence, rectal internal and external prolapse, enterocele, rectocele, slow transit and outlet constipation, ano or rectal vaginal fistula, hemorrhoids, anal fistula, fissures, rectal pain, and pelvic floor dysfunction

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Additional Training

  • Physician leadership courses, 2006-2007
  • Robotic Surgery: daVinci Colorectal Surgery
  • Medtronics Interstim™ For Bowel Control

Innovations & Patents

Advanced Laparoscopy, Robotic Surgery, Multidisciplinary Pelvic floor evaluation and treatment, Ventral Rectopexy, Anal sphincter reinforcement or encirclement with biologic mesh, sacral neuromodulation (bowel pacemaker), Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy, Doppler Assisted Hemorrhoid artery ligation.

Memberships

  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/2/2013, Dr. Gurland has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Gurland receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English
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