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
  • 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 2/10/2019, 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:

  • 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

195 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

29 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

I was very pleased with the skill of my doctor. And the results of my surgery. His care and patience was very much appreciated and apparent.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

*Doctor Emre Gorgun was excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

An excellent provider.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

dr Gorgan has an excellent team of service oriented professionals. dr Gorgan is very thorough and has a compassionate approach to patient care. I fully trust his diagnostic and surgical skills

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr Gorgan makes every effort to provide care options and explains care options very well

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2019

Between the PA & the doctor I felt like they explained things well and had all the time I needed for them to help me understand the care and answer questions.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

referred several people to Dr. Gorgun. I feel that he was honest and helpful and although we were surprised about the there was no follow up needed, we did feel that we were treated with respect.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Always a good experience with Dr. Gorgun. He is professional, informative, helpful and very knowledgeable in his field. I also like the ability to reach out to him on MyChart.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr. Gorgun is THE BEST. He saved my life 4 years ago. Superb bedside manner.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

had a consultation with Dr. Gorgun and his staff. I was very pleased and comforted by Dr. Bret Lashner also meeting with the family that morning. His sincerity and compassion will never be forgotten .

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

My physician is wonderful. He took excellent care of me and is concerned my total health.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

*Dr. Gorgun is excellent. His PA *Sam is excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr. Gorgun is top notch and went above and beyond to take care of me!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

the care was excellent and Dr Gorgun is priceless. it really was the delay and lack of concern

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Gorgun-he took some time to get to know and understand me.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2019

There seemed to be lack of communication between the physician and the nurse.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

this was the best Dr ever. he took plenty of time to answer any and all questions from all of my family members.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

The doctors schedule appears so full that, try though he did, he didn't have sufficient time to go over findings in detail, or what steps I might take to reduce the likelihood of repeat illnesses. Schedule needs to provide patient/ provider discussion time.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

exceptional physician

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

I had a great experience with Doctor Gorgun and staff

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Dr. Gorgun was the most respectful kind considerate caring physician. he listened to concerns and discussed options. I feel fortunate to have access to such an excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

I will definitely recommend this practice to others and already have. I really appreciate the Dr. and quality of care concern and treatment plan discussed and trust the dr. thank you

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

*Dr. Gorgan and his team were beyond excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

*Dr. Gorgun seemed very put out and abrasive towards me and my wife when talking about my treatment. He may want to watch his video bio on the CC website. His video was 180 degrees out of phase. I will go to a different hospital before letting him work on me again.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Dr. Gorgun is very personable and professional. we are so glad to have him as our care provider.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr. Gorgun and his team took good care of me.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

very good experience, the doctor helped me a lot

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

the wait just to be roomed was over an hour and another 45 mins at least before Dr came into the room

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