Department Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Independence Family Health Center
Primary Location

Independence Family Health Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Liver Tests
  • Advanced Imaging Techniques
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Blood Tests
  • Cancer Screening
  • Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Egd
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Endoscopic Treatment Of Strictures
  • Esophageal Band Ligation
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Motility Testing
  • Evaluation for Caustic Ingestion
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Ileoscopy
  • Inherited Colon Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Nasojejunal Tube Placement
  • Outpatient Care
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Push Enteroscopy
  • Pyloric Dilatation
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Variceal Band Ligation
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy
View all 29 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anemia
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Chronic Hepatitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colic
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diseases of the Liver Biliary Tract and Pancreas
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Encephalopathy
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Foreign Body Ingestion
  • Fundic Gland Polyps
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • General Gastroenterological Disorders
  • GI Bleeding
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Heliocobactor Pylori
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Milk Allergy
  • Nausea
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Radiation Enteritis
  • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Strictures Of The Gi Tract
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
View all 69 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Illinois at Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - University of Cincinnati Medical Center/University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA

Medical School - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA

Undergraduate - Indiana University
Bloomington, IN USA


  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/1/2018, Dr. Kirsh has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

304 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2018

Dr. Brian Kirsh is great!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

I have already recommended Dr. Kirsch to a friend and he has followed up on my recommendation. I appreciate Dr. Kirsch and the staff. And my care here at the Cleveland clinic has been very good.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Dr Kirsh and the entire nursing team at the Independance facility provided exceptional care. This is my second Colonoscope with Dr. Kirsh and will continue to use him for future needs.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Dr. Kirsch gave me full understanding of everything and it was ultimately my decision for any medication and a follow up. my whole experience was extremely positive

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Dr.Kirsch was AWESOME!!!!!!!!. the nurses are AWESOME 2!!!! They explained everything that was going to happen 2 me. I felt SAFE and knew i was in good hands. Thanks doc and all who took care of me.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

Nice, clean friendly office. Everyone is very helpful. I think Dr. Kirsh is excellent and very knowledgeable. I have already recommended him to my husband.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

dr Brian kirsh is an excellent doctor. he listens and is very patient. he is very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

Always a very good exerience. Doctor and staff are very nice.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

Can't say enough good about Dr Kirsh. Excellent

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2018

my experience with Dr. Kirsh has been much better than with others in the CCF system. after the first time appointment for which I waited over 2 months he has been more accessible. he appears engaged and interested and I believe is truly trying to help me find answers.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018

The Doctor took the time and answered all of my questions....This I liked.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

Dr. Kirsh' staff was very caring, friendly and professional, made me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

Extremely impressed with Dr. Kirsh and his staff. Answered all my questions, explained the procedure and felt very comfortable. Would highly recommend him to anyone having a colonoscopy or seeing him with a medical concern. Have had three colonoscopies and by far the best with Dr. Kirsh and his team.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018

my colonoscopy was a good experience. Dr. Kirsh was very knowledgeable and made me comfortable while having this done.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

The entire staff in Dr. Kirsh's office were friendly, helpful, and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

I have been seen by some of the "top" gastroenterologists in the United States so I can confidently say that Dr. Kirsh ranks as one of the best gastroenterologists, based upon my experience.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

Dr. Kirsh and his staff scheduled me for a procedure immediately, all the details were handled efficiently and quickly.

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

I had a very good experience with this doctor. I would like for him to be my gi doctor

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

Really liked my new doctor, his receptionists at the front desk were excellent. I felt the doctor was very knowledgeable and really listened to what I was explaining to him. I hope we can have a long professional working patient/doctor customer relationship.

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

the timing was excellent. I did not wait long, and the doctor listened very carefully to what I was telling him and did not rush me through anything. I feel he really got the picture of my current health and what I'm looking for to his expertise to help me with.

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

Dr. Kirsh is so knowledgeable and professional and helpful. He is the only doctor I would trust doing these procedures. He is an artist at his craft.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2018

Dr. Kirsh is truly concerned with my health and wellness.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

The staff and doctor were very nice and treated me with great care.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

doctor came right in. I don't think I was waiting five minutes

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2018

He is a fine physician who explains very well and is concerned about his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2018

Dr. Brian Kirsh was extremely professional. I felt, I was in good hands during the procedure.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2018

He has helped me after years of trying to get someone to, very happy to have found him.

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