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Title Vice Chair, Colorectal Surgery
Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English, German, Turkish
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Cancer Center
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Resection Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Ileoscopy
  • Ileostomy
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • J-Pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion
  • Laparoscopic Ileocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Health
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis Medical Management
  • Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouch Center
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Proctectomy
  • Proctitis - Care and Treatment
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Prolapse Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectal Ultrasound
  • Rectopexy
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperation Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Resection of Rectal Diseases
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Female Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Second Opinion
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery for Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Fecal Incontinence
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
  • Ulcerative Colitis Medical Management
View all 81 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adenomas
  • Adenomatous Polyps
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorectal Fistula
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of the Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the Large Bowel
  • Carcinoma of the Small Bowel
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesical Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hernias
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Perianal Ulcer
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistulas
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 57 Specialties +


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About I. Emre Gorgun, MD, MBA

Dr. Gorgun obtained his medical degree from Istanbul University, Istanbul School of Medicine, Turkey. After he completed five years of general surgery residency training at Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine in Turkey, he moved to the United States. He finished 2 years of research fellowship followed by a year of clinical fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, Department of Colorectal Surgery. He moved to New York City for an advanced laparoscopic colorectal fellowship at the New York Presbyterian hospital, Weill-Cornell. In New York he decided to complete an ACGME approved residency at New York Presbyterian hospital, Weill-Cornell Medical College. Dr. Gorgun then also completed an ACGME approved specialty training in Colon and Rectal surgery/laparoscopic surgery at Weill-Cornell and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Gorgun joined Cleveland Clinic, Department of Colorectal Surgery as a full time faculty in 2011 and he is certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and American Board of Surgery.  Dr. Gorgun is Vice Chair, Colorectal Surgery, and Director of EndoLumenal Surgery Center, Lower GI.  Dr. Gorgun holds the Krause-Lieberman Chair in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH United States

Fellowship - New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell Medical College/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Manhattan, NY

Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY

Fellowship - New York Presbyterian Hospital / Weill-Cornell Medical College
Laparoscopic Advanced Colorectal Surgery
Manhattan, NY

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH United States

Residency - Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul University

Medical Education - Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical School
Capa, Istanbul,


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Specialty Interests

Minimally invasive colorectal and laparoscopic colorectal surgery, robotic colorectal surgery, laparo-endoscopic surgery, rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/22/2024, Dr. Gorgun 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Gorgun receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Olympus America Inc.
  • Intuitive Surgical, 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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

250 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

I would have preferred less of a wait time rather than having to wait four months but I understand that the doctor is in high demand.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

After my visit, it is obvious why Cleveland Clinic has one the highest rankings in the world as a superior health provider and patient care provider.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

The Doctor was professional and attentive. He made me feel I was in good hands.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

I felt very comfortable with the nurses during my procedure and the doctors.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

I love doctor gorgin

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

He was a nice man and very professional BUT again someone referred me to wrong dr and Cleveland Clinic set up appt. I am 3 hrs away

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024


Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Barbara S, at Dr Gorgun's office is truly amazing. She is personal, caring and asks the right questions. She is detailed and follow ups as needed.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr Gorgun is extremely personal and professional. He applied different analogies to allow the information to be understood as well as explaining the details. You feel the care and expertise in all that he does.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

The doctor was excellent, and so was all of the staff that I came in contact with. Smooth from start to finish.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr. Gorgun was personable and professional. I was very pleased with the appointment and feel more relaxed regarding my upcoming procedure.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr. Gorgun came into the room to discuss findings and was very strong in his stance of not willing to try to do surgery without a colostomy as the end result. Then said he would see me once I had completed chemotherapy. Even if he said I would try to proceed with surgery and the chances that you will not end up with a colostomy are very slim. He stated that if I do surgery that colostomy was the only result. His resident was more concerned amd will to discuss the situation before Dr. Gorgun entered the room. Dr. Gorgun in previous encounters had been helpful and willing to proceed with a more caring approach.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

I love love love my doctor, but navigating through contacting anyone at the Clinic is so difficult

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr Gorgun is the surgeon you want on your person team. Dr Gorgun truly listens to you and your significant other, me my husband. He provides analogies to both of us to ensure our learning style has been met during our discussion. It is a partnership and he walks with you and provided such a caring and compassionate feeling. I am thankful Dr Gorgun shared in his gifts. Thank you!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Gorgon has a wonderful personality which is extremely important to a patient.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Gorgon treated me well

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Gorgun was a pleasure to meet and consult with. Excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr Gorgun is amazing. He truly cares about you, reviews all alternatives, gives time to process information, demonstrates active listening skills, and he is genuine.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Gorgun's fellow, Dr. Jocum, was who I spoke with for the most part and she was excellent! Very personable and very sympathetic to my health issues.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Gorgun is always very considerate and respectful. I appreciate that he wants to revisit my issues before possibly referring me to another physician.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

DR. Gorgun and his care team were excellent and very professional.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Gorgon is an outstanding surgeon who performed the surgical procedure on me that very few in the country could have performed.My recovery was exceptional with no discomfort or problems of any kind.The surgical staff in the operating room made me feel at ease and are true professionals in every respect.I shall be eternally grateful for all that Dr. Gorgon did for me.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr Gorgun is superb in all respects. His staff is well-trained and responsive.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

I was very impressed with Dr. Gorgon, training doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr Gorgun's staff was very flexible and creative in scheduling both the appointment and procedures.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr Gorgun and his staff are the best.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Gorgun and his team was phenomenal. Great care! I can't thank enough!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

*Dr. Liska & Dr. _____ were an unbelievable team - I was fortunate to have on my team.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

This doctor and his staff were unbelievable. Loved their professionalism and attentiveness to detail

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr Gorgan is tremendous. Very positive, enjoyed his personality, commands the room with his professionalism. Couldn't be happier

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