The Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute (DDSI) instant Opinion and Referral App is available for referring physicians and physicians looking for immediate advice or a second opinion for management of their patients. The app provides a direct phone line to a specialist Cleveland Clinic staff physician who will be able to provide clinical advice for conditions treated by DDSI medical and surgical staff. The app also provides options for arranging an urgent appointment by sending an email to a nurse navigator, and for arranging an urgent patient transfer by connecting to the Cleveland Clinic Transfer line. This app is for physician use only.
The Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute at Cleveland Clinic includes more than 200 staff physicians practicing at 10 hospitals in Ohio, as well as Florida and Abu Dhabi. The team are extremely experienced at managing complex conditions, and see many patients referred from other national or international centers because of complexity or access to particularly experienced physicians. Cleveland Clinic is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
Areas of specialization within DDSI include Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery; Breast Disease and Surgery; Colorectal Cancer; Endoscopy & Advanced Endoscopy; Esophagus and Swallowing; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Gut Rehabilitation & Nutrition; Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery; Motility and gastroparesis; Liver Disease, Surgery and Transplantation; Pancreatic disease; Small Bowel Transplantation; Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and any other aspects of colorectal surgery, gastroenterology, and general and GI surgery. Multidisciplinary teams within the Institute are particularly experienced at minimally invasive surgery, as well as managing complex cases, re-operative cases and recurrent inflammatory bowel disease and cancer.