Treatment & Services
- Cancer Center
- J Pouch
- Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
- Ostomy Reversal and Creation
- Pelvic J-pouch Creation
- Reoperative Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery
- Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
- Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
- Robotic Colorectal Surgery
- Sphincter Sparing Surgery
- Surgery For Crohn's Disease
- Surgery for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
- Surgical Treatment for Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anus
- Carcinoma of the Colon
- Carcinoma of the small and large bowel
- Colon Cancer
- Colon Polyps
- Colonic Neoplasia
- Colorectal Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
- Crohn's Disease
- Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Intestinal Endometriosis
- Intestinal Fistula
- Intestinal Fistulae
- Polyps of the Colon and Rectum
- Rectal Cancer
- Ulcerative Colitis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY USA
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - Medical School University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Laparoscopic and robotic surgery, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, familial adenomatous polyposis, pelvic surgery, intestinal endometriosis
Research & Publications
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As of 11/9/2018, Dr. Kessler 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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160 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.5|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
22 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019
dr. Kessler is a very caring individual which is greatly appreciated.
Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019
Dr.kessler was exceptionally accomadating and went out of his way to fit me into his schedule and treat me as a high. He is literally one of the best doctors i have ever come in contact with. His ability to make me feel at ease while communicating difficult issues was top notch.
Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019
I feel i can't empathise enough just how truly exempelary dr.kessler was,he is way above avfrage
Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019
Dr. Kessler was in my room everyday at least once to check on me. He even came in on weekends.
Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019
I highly recommend Dr. Kessler to anybody having any colorectal issues. He's the most impressive physician I've ever seen.
Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019
Dr. Herman has always been approachable and engaging is conversation.
Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019
Dr. Kessler is the best! I couldn't ask for better in any area.
Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019
Dr Kessler was wonderful. I would highly recommend him. He is thorough and kind.
Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019
We loved Dr Kessler and his entire staff.
Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019
I would highly recommend Dr. Kessler to anyone who needs a surgeon in his field. He made me feel very comfortable and eased my anxiety.
Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019
Dr Kessler went above and beyond my expectations.
Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019
We really like Hermann Kessler as our physician. Our prior MD didn't have the bedside manner that Dr. Kessler has. He has been a great improvement!
Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019
*Dr. Kessler a caring, knowledgeable and excellent physician!
Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019
Excellent, exceptional service. I highly recommend The Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Hermann Kessler!
Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019
I love Dr. Kessler! He gave me my life back. He's so knowledgeable in his area and makes you feel like you're his only patient.
Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019
the nurse & Dr. assistant were very compassionate & helped me relax, as much as a person can during this exam. I should have had more explanation before, during & after.
Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019
excellent service, great staff and doctor
Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019
I am beyond satisfied with the overall experience. Additionally Dr. Kessler professionalism and manner of explaining what I am going though was very detailed. I have come across so many bad hospital experiences, but when I find a good Dr. like Kessler it is reassuring.
Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019
I appreciated Dr.Kesslers explanation and his honesty
Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019
I couldnt be more pleased with Dr. Kessler and his team. Made my husband and me feel good about the upcoming surgery and the outcome
Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019
My physician & nursing staff were exceptional before, during & after surgery.
Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019
words cannot express our gratitude to dr Kessler for helping our son
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