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Title Director, Ellen Leifer Shulman & Steven Shulman Digestive Disease Center / Department Chair, Colorectal Surgery
Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Resection Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Continent Ileostomy
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Gracilis Free Tissue Transfer
  • J-Pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectopexy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Rectopexy
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperation Surgery
  • Resection of Rectal Diseases
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease
View all 26 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Cancer
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Female Incontinence
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Presacral Tumors
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistulas
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 18 Specialties +
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Biography

About Steven Wexner, MD

Dr. Wexner is the director of the Ellen Leifer Shulman and Steven Shulman Digestive Disease Center and has been on staff at Cleveland Clinic Florida since 1988. He has been the chairman of the department of colorectal surgery since 1993. Dr. Wexner was chief of staff from 1997-2008, chief academic officer from 2008-2012, and chairman of the Division of Research and Education from 1995-2012.

From 2012-2021, Dr. Wexner was a regent of the American College of Surgeon (ACS), and from 2020-2021 served as vice-chair of the Board of Regents, vice-chair of the finance committee, vice-chair of the executive committee, and regental liaison for the Board of Governor’s executive committee. In 2019, Dr. Wexner became the inaugural chair of the ACS Commission on Cancer (CoC) National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer. He has also been a member of the CoC executive committee since 2017. Dr. Wexner has previously and currently had many other roles in the ACS.

Dr. Wexner is the past president of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Research Foundation (2014-2016), past president of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (2011-2012), past president of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (2010-2011), and the past president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (2006-2007). Dr. Wexner served for six years as a governor to the ACS, past chair of the ACS advisory council for colon and rectal surgery from 2001-2005, and a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education residency review committee for colon and rectal surgery from 1999-2004. On a local level, he has also served as the president of the Florida Gastroenterologic Society (2004-2005) and for two terms as the president of the South Florida Chapter of the ACS (2000-2004). Dr. Wexner has also been granted six patents and has successfully licensed intellectual property.

Dr. Wexner holds academic appointments as Affiliate Professor at Florida Atlantic University; Clinical Professor at Florida International University; Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University; Honorary Professor, Department of Targeted Intervention, Division of Surgery & Interventional Science of University College London; Visiting Professor Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London; Professor of Surgery, University of Siena, Siena, Italy; Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel; Visiting Professor at the University of Belgrade in Serbia; and an honorary professor in the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.

In 1999, he was awarded an FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Scotland, and in 2000 he was awarded an FRCS ad eundum from the Royal College of Surgeons in England. In 2008, the German Surgical Society elected him as an honorary fellow. In 2008, he received an FRCS by unanimous election of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the highest distinction conferred by the Council, and was inducted as an honorary member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. In 2011, he was elected as an honorary lifetime fellow of the Colorectal Society of Australia and New Zealand. In 2012, Dr. Wexner was awarded the degree of PhD honoris causa by the University of Belgrade. In 2013, he was awarded professor emeritus of I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. In 2015, he was awarded honorary membership in the European Surgical Association and also in the European Society of Coloproctology. In 2016, Dr. Wexner was recognized by Cleveland Clinic Florida as a Master Clinician. In 2017, Dr. Wexner was awarded, honorary fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and in 2018 was appointed as an honorary professor at University College London. In 2019, Dr. Wexner was inducted as a member of the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators and was awarded an honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Scotland. In 2022, he received an honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Dr. Wexner was the first surgeon in North America to popularize the colonic J-pouch for rectal cancer. Due to the study in which he participated and published, that procedure is now an acceptable standard of care for patients with rectal carcinoma. The same is true with his innovations for fecal incontinence and research of laparoscopy for colon and rectal cancer. In 2020, Dr. Wexner became an Editor-in-Chief of the journal Surgery. Dr. Wexner has published over 1,000 manuscripts, 269 textbook chapters, and 171 editorials and/or invited commentaries. He has been the editor or co-editor of 43 textbooks or freestanding volumes to date. In August 2022, Dr. Wexner was listed amongst the top 2% of the most cited scientists in 198 scientific fields and subfields. He ranked 10th amongst all cited GI surgeons with an H index of 98 and is currently the most cited living colorectal surgeon. (LINK) He also authored or co-authored 5 of the top 100 cited papers in benign anorectal disease including the most frequently cited manuscript on anorectal disease. (LINK) He is an active member of 43 learned societies and has held more than 70 appointed or elected offices in these societies. He is an honorary member of the surgical societies in Israel, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Hong Kong, Wales, Chile, South Africa, Central America, and Singapore and has held over 80 visiting professorships and delivered over 2,250 scientific lectures. He has received 17 national, international, and regional awards for his research and is the founding Symposium Director of the Annual International Colorectal Disease Symposium held annually for over 30 years in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has been the host educator to thousands of surgeons from around the world and is very active in social media.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1989

Additional Training


Professional Highlights

  • Regent, Board of Regents, American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2012 -2015
  • Member, Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons (CoC-ACS) 2012 - 2015
  • President, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) 2011-2012
  • President, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ABCRS) 2010-2011
  • President, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)2006-2007
  • President, Florida Gastroenterologic Society (FGS) 2004-2005
  • President, South Florida Chapter American College of Surgeons 2000-2004
  • Secretary, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) 2008-2010
  • Governor, American College of Surgeons 2000-2006
  • Member, Executive Committee, Fellowship Council 2010-2016

Certifications

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectourethral Fistulas, Reoperative Surgery, Redo J Pouch Surgery, Sacral Neuromodulation, Advanced Operations for Fecal Incontinence, Gracilis Muscle Transfers

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 - The Best Doctors in America 2019-2020
  • 2020 - Top Docs 2020, Fort Lauderdale Illustrated Magazine
  • 2019 - Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • 2019 - 2019 Top Doctors, Gold Coast Magazine
  • 2019 - Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2019 - Lifetime Achievement Award, Apollo Hospital, Chennai India
  • 2018 - 2018 Who's Who Top Doctors Honors Edition
  • 2018 - Honorary Member - European Association of Endoscopy Surgeons
  • 2018 - Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd and Gulfstream Media
  • 2017 - Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
  • 2017 - 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors Inc. 
  • 2017 - 2017 Who's Who Top Doctors Honors Edition
  • 2017 - Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London
  • 2017 - 2017 Top Doctors, Gold Coast Magazine
  • 2017 - 2017 Top Doctors, Boca Life Magazine
  • 2017 - Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd and Gulfstream Media
  • 2016 - Master Clinician, Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • 2016 - Best Clinical Podium Presentation, "Identifying predictors of success of the LIFT procedure in the treatment of fisutal-in-ano:does location matter?" The Northern California Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • 2016 - Top Healthcare Provider, Worldwide Leasers in Healthcare, Int'l Association of HealthCare Professionals 
  • 2016 - Top Docs, Gold Coast Magazine Fort Lauderdale
  • 2016 - Guide to America's Top Surgeons, Consumers' Research Council of America
  • 2016 - Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd and Gulfstream Media
  • 2016 - America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Cannolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2015 - Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. Database
  • 2015 - Newsweek, Top Doctors 2015
  • 2015 - Newsweek Health: Top Cancer Doctors 2015
  • 2015 - Top Docs 2015, Boca Life Magazine
  • 2015 - Top Doctors 2015, Gold Coast Magazine
  • 2015 - Great Master of Surgery, Chinese Society of Colorectal Surgery
  • 2014 - America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Cannolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2014 - Top Docs, Gold Coast Magazine
  • 2014 - SAGES 2014 Distinguished Service Award
  • 2014 - Guide to America's Top Surgeons, Consumers' Research Council of America
  • 2014 - America's Top Doctors, Castle Cannolly Medical Ltd. 
  • 2013 - AbbVie Rave Investigator Training Certificate 
  • 2013 - Best Doctors in America 2014, Best Doctor, Inc. 
  • 2013 - Honorary Professor, IM Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University 
  • 2013 - Boca Raton Super Doctors 2013, superdoctors.com
  • 2013 - The ASCRS Barton Hoexter, MD Best Video Award, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting, "Gracilis transposition for complex perineal fistulas: rectovaginal fistula and rectouretheral fistula"
  • 2013 - Best Clinical Podium Presentation, Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award
  • 2013 - Top Docs , Gold Coast Fort Lauderdale Magazine
  • 2013 - Bart Hoexter Best Video Award
  • 2012 - PhD (Hon), University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2012 - South Florida Super Doctors 2012, superdoctors.com
  • 2012 - Impact Paper Award, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal
  • 2012 - America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2012 - Top Doctors in South Florida, Gold Coast Fort Lauderdale Magazine
  • 2012 - Guide to America's Top Surgeons, Consumers' Research Council of America
  • 2012 - Top Doctors, Boca Life Magazine
  • 2012 - South Florida Super Doctors, City & Shore Magazine (July/August issue)
  • 2011 - America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. 
  • 2011 - 150 Top Docs, Gold Coast Magazine of South Florida
  • 2011 - Guide to America's Top Surgeons, Consumers' Research Council of America
  • 2011 - America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2010 - Best Doctors in America 2011-2012
  • 2010 - Guide to America's Top Doctors for Cancer, 6th Edition, Castle Cannolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2010 - Guide to America's Top Gastroenterologists, Consumers' Research Council of America
  • 2010 - Golden Eagle Award, Northeastern Society of Colorectal Surgery
  • 2010 - International Who's Who of Professionals, 2010 Edition
  • 2010 - Presidential Who's Who Among Business and Professional Achievers, 2011 Edition
  • 2010 - Northern California Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award
  • 2010 - Top Docs of South Florida 2010, Gold Coast Magazine of South Florida
  • 2010 - Guide to America's Top Surgeons, Consumers' Research Council of America
  • 2010 - America's Top Doctors, Castle Cannolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2009 - Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2009 - America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2009 - Guide to America's Top Gastroenterologists, Consumers' Research Council of America
  • 2009 - 5th Annual Colon and Rectal Symposium Sergio Larach Award
  • 2009 - 5th Annual Colon and Rectal Symposium Sergio Larach Award
  • 2009 - 150 Top Docs, Gold Coast Magazine of South Florida
  • 2009 - Guide to America's Top Surgeons, Consumers' Research Council of America
  • 2009 - Florida Super Doctors - South Florida Edition, Miami Herald
  • 2008 - America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. 
  • 2008 - America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • 2008 - Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic 
  • 2008 - Guide to America's Top Physicians 2008 
  • 2008 - Gold Coast Magazine, Top Docs
  • 2008 - Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwde, 2008-2009
  • 2008 - Guide to America's Top Surgeons, Consumers' Research Council of America
  • 2008 - Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons
  • 2007 - America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • 2007 - 2007-2008 Honor's Edition, Madison Who's Who Registry 
  • 2007 - Madison Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals
  • 2007 - Guide to America's Top Gastroenterologists, Consumers' Research Council of America
  • 2007 - Circle of Honor, Women's Professional Staff Associations
  • 2007 - 2008 Florida Super Doctors - South Florida Edition
  • 2007 - America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. 
  • Best Doctors in America 2007-2008
  • 2007 - Top Doctor, Boca Life Magazine
  • 2007 - Guide to America's Top Surgeons, Consumers' Research Council of America
  • 2006 - Gold Medal Award, EAES Poster Presentation, Berlin, Germany
  • 2006 - America's Top Doctors for Cancer; Consumers' Research Council of America
  • 2005 - Strathmore's Who's Who 2006-2007
  • 2005 - America's Top Doctors; Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., 5th Edition
  • 2005 - Best Doctors in America 2005-2006
  • 2005 - America's Top Doctors for Cancer; Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. 
  • 2004 - America's Top Doctors; Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., 5th Edition
  • 2004 - America's Top Doctors; Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., 4th Edition
  • 2004 - Guide to America's Top Surgeons, Consumers' Research Council of America
  • 2003 - America's Top Doctors; Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., 3rd Edition
  • 2003 - America's Top Surgeons Award
  • 2003 - America's Top Doctors; Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. 
  • 2003 - American Jewish Committee, 2003 Maimonides Award
  • 2003 - Best Doctors in America (among 4% of US doctors) 2003-2004
  • 2002 - Top Doctor's 2002, Colon & Rectal Surgery; Coral Gables Living Magazine
  • 2002 - Executive Health: Top Docsl South Florida CEO Business Magazine
  • 2002 - Guide to America's Top Surgeons; Consumers' Researsch Council of America
  • 2002 - America's Top Doctors; Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. 
  • 2001 - Best Doctor's in America
  • 2001 - Strathmore's Who's Who Honor
  • 2001 - Best Doctors in South Florida; Miami Metro Magazine
  • 2001 - One Thousand Great Americans: Cambridge, England; International Biographical Centre.
  • 2000 - Best Doctors in South Florida; Miami Metro Magazine
  • 2000 - How to Find the Best Doctors: Florida; Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. 
  • 2000 - Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons (ad eundum)
  • 1999 - Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (ad hominem)
  • 1999 - Top Cancer Doctors, Good Housekeeping, "Colon Cancer Surgeons"
  • 1999 - Best Doctors in America; Woodward/White, Inc., Among Top 1.8% U.S. Physicians
  • 1998 - Southern Medical Association - Dr. Robert D. & Alma W. Moreton Original Research Award for 1998
  • 1996 - American Health, Best Doctors in America (Top 0.1% of U.S. Physicians)
  • 1996 - Best Doctors in America, Southeast Region (1996-1997)
  • 1995 - Who's Who in Health Care and Medicine, Biographical Sketch
  • 1995 - Who's Who in the World, Biographical Sketch
  • 1995 - Who's Who in the South and Southeast, Biographical Sketch
  • 1994 - 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Southeastern Surgical Congress Gold Medal Paper
  • 1994 - American College of Gastroenterology/Merck Senior Fellow Research Award
  • 1994 - Best Doctors in America; Woodward/White, Inc., Listed Among the Top 1.8% U.S. Physicians 
  • 1993 - 42nd Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Coloproctology Best Paper of the Meeting Award
  • 1993 - American College of Gastroenterology/Merck Senior Fellow Research Award
  • 1993 - American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Research Foundation Young Researcher Award
  • 1992 - American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • 1991 - Royal College of Surgeons of England, Traveling Fellowship
  • 1991 - Doctors of the Year, South Florida Magazine, Best Doctors in South Florida
  • 1990 - American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; 89th Annual Meeting the Midwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons William C. Bernstein, MD Award Outstanding Presentation by a Member of the Society
  • 1988 - American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; 87th Annual Meeting the Midwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Durand H. Smith, MD Award Best Paper Presented by a Resident in Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • 1987 - New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; Annual Residents' Research Competition;  3rd PLACE AWARD
  • 1986 - American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; 85th Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas; A.W. Martin Marino, Sr., M.D. Award Outstanding Presentation by a Guest of the Society
  • 1985 - New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; Annual Residents' Research Competition; 2nd PLACE AWARD
  • 1984 - New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; Annual Residents' Research Competition; 1st PLACE AWARD
  • 1980 - American Medical Association, National Medical Student Research Forum; Galveston, Texas; Best Paper in Clinical Research
  • 1980 - Mead Johnson Company, National Medical Student Research Forum; Galveston, Texas; 2nd PLACE AWARD
  • 1979 - Albany Medical College Clinical Research Forum, Albany, New York; Dean’s Award of Excellence in Research
  • 1979 - American Cancer Society Research Award; Albany, New York; Glenn H. Leak Memorial Fellowship
  • 1978 - Columbia University; Office of the Dean, New York, New York; Dean’s Letter for Scholarship Initiative
  • 1978 - Columbia University; Office of the Dean, New York, New York; Dean’s List for Academic Excellence

Innovations & Patents

  • One of the pioneers in the surgical management of rectal carcinoma (cancer) as well as laparoscopy and the surgical treatment of fecal incontinence. Dr Wexner has been an innovator in numerous patents and has licensed intellectual property through CCF Innovations to companies including Covidien, Karl Storz Endoscopy, Power Medical Innovations, and NovoGi.

Memberships

  • 2020 - Member of Honor, Israel Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • 2019 - Honorary Professor, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Shanghai East Hospital, Tongji University
  • 2019 - Member, Academy of Master Surgeon Educators, American College of Surgeons
  • 2019 - Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • 2017 - Honorary Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
  • 2017 - Honorary Member, Sociedad de Cirujanos Generales de Peru
  • 2015 - Honorary Member, European Society of Coloproctology
  • 2015 - Honorary Member, European Surgical Association
  • 2013 - Honorary Foreign Member, Argentina Society of Coloproctology
  • 2012 - Fellow, American Surgical Association
  • 2011 - Brazilian Society of Colorectal Surgery
  • 2011 - Honorary Lifetime Fellow, Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • 2010 - Honorary Professor of Surgery, Hospital 12 de Octubre University of Madrid, Spain
  • 2008 - Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • 2008 - Eurasian Colorectal Technologies Association
  • 2008 - Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • 2007 - Hellenic Society of Endoscopic Surgery & Other Interventional Techniques
  • 2007 - Society of Colorectal Surgeons Singapore
  • 2006 - Honorary Visiting Professor, University of Belgrade
  • 2004 - German Society of Surgeons
  • 2004 - Honorary Member, Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery
  • 2001 - Fellow (ad hominem), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh  
  • 2000 - Fellow (ad eundum), Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • 2000 - Society of Medicine and Natural Science, University of Parma (La Societa di Medicina e Scienze Naturali dell’, Universita de Parma)
  • 1999 - Japan Section, International College of Surgeons
  • 1998 - Sydney Colorectal Surgical Society
  • 1998 - Argentine Academy of Surgeons
  • 1998 - Hong Kong Society for Coloproctology
  • 1996 - Chilean Society of Coloproctology (Sociedad Chilena de Coloproctologia)
  • 1996 - Central American Colorectal Society (Asociación Centroamericana de Coloproctologia)
  • 1995 - Association of Surgeons of South Africa
  • 1994 - Italian Association of Coloproctology Units (Unita di Coloproctologia)
  • 1993 - Brazilian College of Surgeons (Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgioes)
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 1/2/2024, Dr. Wexner 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. Wexner receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc.
  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
  • Virtual Ports 
  • AIS Channel
  • LivsMed, Inc.
  • PolyPid Pharmaceutical company
  • OstomyCure AS

Royalty Payments. Dr. Wexner receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc.
  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
  • Unique Surgical Innovations, LLC

Right to Future Distribution of Cleveland Clinic Financial Interest. Dr. Wexner may receive future financial benefits from the Cleveland Clinic for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Equity Dr. Wexner owns stock or stock options in the following companies for activities as a founder, inventor, discover, developer:

  • Unique Surgical Innovations, LLC

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

279 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 4.6
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

44 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Very impressed coming from Bahamas to see how efficient the hospital and Doctors are. Overall experience was beyond expectations.

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Excellent job from Florencia at the office to schedule the appointment with Dr Wexner

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Dr Wexner conducted full due diligence across different specialists in preparation for the procedure, giving me full confidence in undergoing the surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

The doctor was very good and thorough about everything he was going to do all the testing he was Everything was good made me feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

We did not feel that things were explained well to us. We felt that we received more information from reading the progress note than our actual conversation. I did not feel comfortable with asking more questions from the provider.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

I've known Dr. Wexner for 12 years. In addition to being a great doctor, he is a great person who pays attention to the patient

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Excellent, thorough, and compassionate service from Dr Wexner.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

I appreciate all assistants and Dr. Wexner. All individuals really listen and react with great care and concern and solutions. In particular, Dr. Salama and Dr. Wexner are outstanding. I feel privileged to have such great care.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Exceptional facilities and Dr. Wexner is world regknow. I am so happy to have him and his team taking care of me.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

I have been an established patient of Dr Wexner for 6 years now and I am very pleased. He is the be 1 colorectal surgeon in the world, therefore I feel very comfortable knowing that I get the best care and I'm in the best hands with him. I hope he will continue his profession for a long time yet. I would love sometimes to have the chance to have more time with him during our visits, but those are just small details that do not affect the opinion I have about him and his skills.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Everybody was very professional. It was great to see Dr. Wexler again.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr Wexner was fantastic, very kind and knowledgeable. Made sure to answer all questions and concerns

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr. Wexner went through the appointment quickly. He rapidly went through the risks. He didn't ask if I had questions or concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Give Doctor Wexner and his staff raises. They are the most professional Doctors and Nurses in the State of Florida .

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

I rave about the Cleveland Clinic down here in the Lower Keys. I won't alloow any of my friends or aquaintances to go elsewhere for serious medical care. I've told a half-dozen friends I will drive them up there, show them what extended hotel to stay in, and how I'll drive them back to the Keys If they have serious medical Issues needing top notch Doctors and Nurses. The best care in the State of Florida is in the Cleveland Clinic Weston. It is the cleanest hospital In America, so I never worried about sepsis In my after surgery. Sepsis killed my father In a cramped hospital In Richmond, VA, a hospital which felt dank and dirty. The surgeons were top notch. But the maintence and cleaning crews were overwhelmed In a building erected in the 1930s.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

My doctor called requesting an appointment and I was contacted in a matter of hours with an appointment

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr. Listened to my concerns and suggested interim measures for my comfort.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Doctor explained that my concerns about atrial fibrillation will be monitored and treated during the procedure.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

I think the Dr did everything he could but medical cause or causes could not be identified

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Love dr wexner and his staff. So efficient in returning calls

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Excellent experience with Dr Wexner and Dr Salama, comprehensive consultation, compassionate, and attentive service for me and my family.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023

Dr. Wexner and staff were very helpful and caring.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr Wexner has shown me great care for the proper treatment and solution to my health concern. I am grateful to have him as my surgeon.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Wexner was exactly as I hoped. Efficient and professional and highly experienced.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Salama is an excellent physician and caring man.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

I was completely satisfied With the providers's explanation and concern about my worries. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2023

Dr.Wexler and his assistant (?) were very kind and went out of their way to help me

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr Wexner went above and beyond what I expected. That was after telling me that I was supposed to see a GI doctor first, since he is a surgeon. I am so appreciative of him because I chose him after reading his bio, and indeed he is great.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr. Wexner came highly recommended but his ability to put a patient at ease and give explanations is limited.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

We came from Israel especially for Dr. Wexner who is the no 1 surgeon in the world. We got a worm, friendly and professional treatment

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Wexner is a very good surgeon and he explains everything about what you're having done. Without him I would not have my life back. I'm very thankful.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

I feel nervous as to what I will have to go thru with my surgery. But very confident that I'm in the best hands with Dr Wexnar

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

The fellow for colorectal surgery *DR. ZOEY. Is professional, kind & caring always responsive! Wonderful....

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

My health care provider doctor Wextner Was Excellent. His experience and thoroughness. Persisted throughout the physical exam and history. What Started out as a second opinion turned out to beMaintenance of my health at the Cleveland clinic With preparation for surgery. Doctor Salama was also excellent In explaining things to me beforehand.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

The appt was scheduled from my doctors office with me in the background. I was very pleased with both of the professionals taking my needs into consideration and in getting the first appt possible.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

I'm half way through my process with Dr. Wexner but so far, everything has gone smoothly. It was good seeing him again.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

*Dr. Wexner & team excellent. Anesthesia - excellent, *Dr. Roy excellent. *Dr. Nagorajan - excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

I was so impressed with doctor as well as the residents

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

I am extremely impressed with Doctor Wexner and Doctor Livingston

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Very satisfied with Dr. Wexner's treatment.He is excellent

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Used the online portal to schedule. Did so early as I know Dr. Wexner is in demand. Everything worked as scheduled.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Nurse, associate Dr. (Livingston) and Dr. Wexner were all excellent. Appreciated the extra time Dr. Livingston took to go through my case file.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

This was a good visit to CC. Everything flowed well from setting the appointment through Dr. Wexner's exam.

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