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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
  • Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Cancer Center
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer - Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
  • 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
  • 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
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouch Center
  • Pouchendoscopy
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Proctectomy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Ultrasound
  • Rectoplexy
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Female Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Second Opinion
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgery for Fecal Incontinence
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Surgical Management for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgical Treatment for Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
View all 83 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 Colon, Rectum and Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the small and large bowel
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesticle Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulum
  • Endometriosis
  • Enterocutaneious Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fap
  • Fissure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hernias
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Fistulae
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender LGBT Health
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Perianal Ulcer
  • Peutz- Jeghers Syndrome
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Vaginal Fistula
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 60 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

See publications for I. Emre Gorgun, MD.

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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 9/19/2021, 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
  • Cook Medical
  • 11th Health
  • Lumendi, Ltd.
  • Olympus America Inc.

Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Gorgun has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:

  • Johnson & Johnson

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

219 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dr Lashner and Dr. Gorgun are fantastic doctors. Best in this field of practice. Came all the way from Sarasota, FL for procedure, that 3 doctors in Sarasota and Tampa could not accomplish.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Gorgun was exceptional. He offered a treatment alternative which allowed me to avoid a more radical procedure which I would have likely received at the vast majority of health care facilities in the United States. He seems truly dedicated to providing cutting edge treatment. His explanation of what he proposed for treatment placed my wife and me at substantial ease before proceeding with the procedure.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr and staff were excellent

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Obviously you are very busy & I was honored to get the appointment with Dr. Gorgum! Barbara, his secretary is amazing -- very professional and efficient. However the staff that answers the phone after hours at the main # . . . Not so much. I was able to talk to one supervisor who was very helpful -- that was after 3 calls to the main #

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

I have an appointment in 6 months and have thanked my doctor who referred me to Dr. Gorgum.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

The doctor was great, the blonde woman (not a nurse - his assistant?) who talked to me before the doctor scared me so much I was in tears. You'd think were were discussing the removal of a noisy muffler rather than a part of my body.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr. Gorgun was professional in a friendly manner.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Overall very positive experience and I am grateful for the successful outcome..I would have liked a prior appointment with the Dr. To discuss and ask more about the procedure and speak about my medical history- more time to ask questions before the procedure.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Appreciated that physician appeared to listen and take seriously symptoms of complaint.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

D r.Grogan is a very professional . He is very thorough. He is kind and cares for his patients. I am so confident in this doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Dr Gorgun took the needed time for my care. He did not rush although he is a very busy surgeon

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Excellent experience and first time with Dr Gourgon. He was very personable and caring. Took his time to listen to everything I said. He madd me feel very comfortable as all of his staff did also. My experience on a 1-10. It was an absolute 10..

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr. Gorgun was patient, kind, had thorough knowledge of my previous procedures and came equipped with a solution to my problem. I am an out of state patient and the coordination of care with my local care team is priceless (literally). I don't look forward to continued illness however, I feel confident in Dr. Gorgun's ability to treat me with both a high level of competence as well as a friendly bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr. was very rushed.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr Gorgun quite obviously had thoroughly read my file before we arrived, and anticipated and answered most of my questions before I voiced them. There were a number of people in his staff who participated and all seemed to be well-trained and accustomed to coordinating actions, which contributed to both the ease and efficiency of our encounter.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Gorgun gas always been very professional and reassuring.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Excellent experience. Dr Gorgun answered all questions .

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Gorgun answered my questions and made me feel comfortable about my upcoming procedure.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

could not ask for better care and professionalism from staff and doctor Gorgan. such a caring group that shows they really care about you.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

very good doctor

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

I searched out an expert & found *Dr. Gorgun @ Cleveland Clinic. I was not disappointed receiving the expert care and positive outcome desired.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

couldn't ask for a better doctor and staff always made you feel at ease always got very good care before and after surgery

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

My Doctor was terrific and answered all of my questions and concerns. Made me feel completely at ease. Being a Cancer Survivor, follow-up visits can be a little bit stressful and I completely trust him and his team, with my care. Couldn't be happier.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

I don't remember his name either but he assisted *Dr. Gurgun w/my surgery. He was amazing. Fantastic bedside manner, caring, awesome.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr. Gorgun is the Greatest.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

I have already shared my experience with others I know. I was looking for the experts and I found them in Dr Gorgun and team. I did significant research which led to my seeking out an appt with Dr Gorgun. I was not disappointed and know that I found the right team to help me. Thrilled to be moving forward with this team.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

*Dr. Gorgon is wonderful.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

my only problem was before the surgery the nurse inserted the iv in my wrist. had some pain and bruising afterwards. the operating team were very friendly and helpful and spoke highly of Dr. Gorgun which was very reassuring. They help calm my fears.

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