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
  • Anorecal Physiology And Ultrasonography
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Cancer Center
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Ileoscopy
  • J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouchendoscopy
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Proctectomy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Ultrasound
  • Rectoplexy
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Fecal Incontinence
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
View all 42 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Cancer
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Enterocutaneious Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fissure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hernias
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Perianal Ulcer
  • Peutz- Jeghers Syndrome
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Vaginal Fistula
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 34 Specialties +


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About I. Emre Gorgun, MD

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 holds the Krause-Lieberman Chair in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Cleveland Clinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul University

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


  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal 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

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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 12/18/2019, 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 as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Lumendi, Ltd.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation

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

189 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

The Doctor and staff were patient to answer any questions I had

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

I had a wonderful conversation with Dr. Gorgun. He had reviewed my history and images before we talked so he had the time to answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Because of Dr Gorgun's preparation and experience he was able to answer all my questions in short order.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr. Gorgon was amazing! very kind, he was caring, professional, and we had the best experience. I would refer everyone to him.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr. Gorgun took the time to listen to me took me seriously he showed compassion he's got such a good heart and good bedside manner and excellent surgeon

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Face time visit went great but I much rather see Dr. Gorgun in person

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

I enjoyed being a patient of the very talented Dr. G______ and *Young, *Dr. Sam.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

I was flustered trying to get the visit on zoom. The doctor could not see me and I could not hear him. He was kind enough to call me back on my home phone and discuss my health issue at that time.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr. Gorgun was recommended by Dr. Dana Sands and I have placed my trust in him.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr. Emre Gorgun and his staff, especially Barbara, were the utmost of professionals.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr. Gorgun, his Nurse Brogan and his assistant Dr. Copona we're all very professional and answered all of my questions and seemed genuinely concerned for my well-being.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Good experience, in and out not a long wait and Dr. Gorgun is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Gorgun is not just a great surgeon but also a great physician.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

The team and the doctor have been very caring and effective. I can't thank them enough

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

This surgery is absolutely critical to my wife and son who has autism as they completely depend on me. The doctor is so kind and comforting. I couldnt be any happier or lucky.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

it is the worst of times for me but, Dr. Gorgan, Brogan and all the staff were so kind and compassionate in explaining everything and helping to know what is next.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr. M. Treasure went out of her way to help us.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr. Gorgun listened carefully to me as I describes my symptoms.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Brogan was very prompt returning my initial call, answered my questions, and scheduled my initial appointment with Dr Gorgun as we spoke. Very pleased with this experience.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr Gorgun answered my questions and provided important information I needed as I made my decision to move forward with surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

said they would contact the other doctor for me and it's been 2 weeks. and I've heard nothing

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Very good response from the team but only saw the doctor for 5 minutes at the most.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

waited an hour to see Dr Gorgun

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Gorgun and his team were awesome. He listened to me, I felt cared for as a patient. I was treated with dignity and respect by all. He was very empathetic, knowledgeable, and humble. He sat down and faced me directly as he discussed his findings and recommendation for comfort. He asked if I had any questions and answered all of them in a professional, caring manner. He exceeded my expectations, well worth the drive from Bethel, Ohio. Way to go for Dr. Gorgun and his team, it is very hard to establish a therapeutic relationship during one visit, they NAILED it! I will be back, waiting to find out if the recommended procedure (botox in my bottom) is covered by my insurance and if not, how much will a visit cost including the anesthesia, medication, etc.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

would highly recommend Dr. Gorgun to anyone in need

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

I was blown away by the level of attention.... I never felt rushed. the doctors made me feel like a soul they wanted to helpinstead of just another number.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

I feel extremely fortunate to have found Dr. Gorgun. He is an expert in his field, and cares about you as a person. He is compassionate and has a way of putting you at ease. I am very thankful that he has been able to successfully treat my condition. He has been just wonderful!!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Very good experience, the Dr. explained my condition and what the plan of action is for the diagnosis. The staff quickly made my follow up appointments and tried to accommodate me in a timely manner and keep the appointments close together due to my long 8 hour round trip to go to Cleveland Clinic.

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