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 School - 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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118 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||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
8 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Kessler is very knowledgeable in his field and he does a great job in explaining the patient's problem and the treatment options. He is well aware of the recent researches being done in the field and recommends the best option based on his experience and clinical research. And on top of that, he is very kind and really listens to what patient has to say and makes the patient be very comfortable. I highly recommend Dr.Kessler.
Reviewed on Oct 22, 2017
Dr. Kessler was amazing! His demeanor and conversation helped relax me before my surgery.
Reviewed on Sep 2, 2017
Dr. Kessler is the most respectful, thoughtful surgeon there could be.
Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
I hate the scope, but Dr Kessler's nurse is always there to calm me down and talks to me during the procedure. it really helps take my mind off what is going on.
Reviewed on May 13, 2017
Dr. Kessler is excellent - superb. Easy-to-relate manner w/ patients. Love him.
Reviewed on May 1, 2017
My surgeon and his team excellent, care transition smooth with his partner when he was out -> Resident care just OK. They don't really seem to know your situation.
Reviewed on Apr 7, 2017
Dr Kessler is by far the best doctor I have ever had in my life. He is truly concerned about his patients and has been by my side for the last year during my cancer diagnosis. He truly was my guardian angel also. Dr Kessler is a true asset to the Cleveland clinic
Reviewed on Apr 6, 2017
Best experience of interacting with a dr. Dr. Kessler has a laser focus of answering your questions really helped to comfort my concerns and understand things.
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