Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Cancer Center
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • J Pouch
  • K-Pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectoplexy
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
View all 25 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Desmoid Disease
  • Desmoid Tumor
  • Diverticulosis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
View all 8 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Suez Canal University Faculty of Medicine
General Surgery

Medical School - Suez Canal University Faculty of Medicine


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery

Specialty Interests

Cancer, Colon Polyps, Colorectal Cancer, Colonic Dysmotility, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulosis, Diverticulitis, Desmoid Tumors, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, Familial inherited Colon & rectal Neoplasia, Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer, Ileal pouch disorders and malfunction Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), J-Pouch Creation, J-Pouch disorders, Lynch Syndrome Rectal Cancer, Recurrent Rectal Cancer, Rectal Prolapse, Recto-Vaginal Fistula, Small Bowel Cancer, Small Intestine Cancer, Ulcerative Colitis.

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 11/26/2018, Dr. Shawki 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.

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

143 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 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

Dr. Shawki and his whole team provided me such amazing care. They saved my life. They are caring, professional, discreet, honor privacy issues, and made me feel as if I were the only patient they were caring for. I feel so fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Shawki and his amazing team.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

Dr. Shawki immediately set up post-operative appointments with an oncologist, himself, and other members of his team. I am so grateful and relieved about that.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

I was very much aware of how well Dr. Shawki and his staff protected my privacy and modesty (when needed) at all times.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

*Dr. Shawki was extremely attentive and concerned for me - writing orders for me not to be disturbed at night so I could sleep - he answered all of my questions and was never in a rush.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

*Dr. Shawki is the best. Very skilled, good communicator, very empathic.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

*Dr. Shanki was superb, great bedside manner, dr. manner. Felt reassured always. He is an asset to the clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2018

*Dr. Shawki & his staff are very compassionate on how you feel & your progress.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018

I can't praise *Dr. Shawki enough. How often does a surgeon come get you from the pre-op room & push you to the operating room themself.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

I could not have asked for better care from Dr. Shawki...I am forever grateful!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2018

Doctors were very good - could have spent more time talking with me.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

when I first called, I was told I could not be seen for 6 months. when I called back the next week, I was given an appt right away. we drove from Buffalo-over three hours. the doctor said my appt was made for the wrong person and he would refund my money (he didn't). they wanted me to drive back in two days to see another doctor. he wouldn't answer my questions at all. he told me he was a surgeon and I needed a doctor (?)the nurse, however was very nice. she helped me with some of my questions. I will not drive back to Cleveland again. the doctor poopoed my condition even after I told him that 3 doctors in Buffalo told me I was very sick and needed surgery. I am very disappointed in Cleveland Clinic. my other option was to go to The Mayo in Minnesota. guess I will have to call them.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

I could not say enough wonderful things about Dr. Shawki. I came from South Carolina to see him after an unsuccessful surgery in my hometown. I was immediately at ease with Dr. Shawki as he listened to everything I had to say, did not rush me and was genuinely concerned for my well being. He inspires confidence and that was something I had been lacking. I feel divine intervention was at play.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

Dr. Shawki was very thorough, giving me my options for future surgery. He made it clear I was the decision maker, while simultaneously evoking the feeling that we were a team no matter the decision and would see it through together.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

Everything ran very smoothly and efficiently from the moment I arrived to my subsequent surgery two days later. All the nurses and doctors were very kind. The front office staff was nice but not very friendly at first.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

Dr. Shawki is very knowledgeable. only does surgery is necessary and he tells you at your first appointment. explains everything so you can understand and tells you what to expect. makes the patient part of the discussion making process

Reviewed on May 11, 2018

*Dr. Showski was wonderful caring, compassionate.

Reviewed on May 4, 2018

*Dr. Church listens to me better than any doctor I've ever had.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

Tom Kelly (company rep for the installed stimulator) is an excellent advocate for the stimulator and Dr. Shawki. Kelly is so helpful and kind when I or husband contacts him with a problem with the unit. He has been able to take care of all but one problem with the unit over the phone. That was this last visit I had to schedule because the unit could not be repaired over the phone. Dr Shawki and his office along with Kelly got everything fixed and is still working good. very good

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

Physicians went above and beyond to coordinate great care!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2018

Dr. Shawki couldn't have been any better. He explained everything in words that we could understand. He listened carefully to all of my questions and then answered them fully. I would recommend him to anyone who needs the kind of surgery that I did. We trust him completely.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2018

at first the dr seemed very arrogant and not personable. but when talking and giving me his opinion he was straight forward and left me very upset and I left very confused on the outcome of appt. stilll debating on getting a second opinion. another dr at the clinic sent me to him and he ask why I was there and didn't agree with me going to him and said there is nothing he can do I need to live with my health getting worse. medically to date patients with my health have no treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2018

Dr. Shawki is an exceptional physician and human being.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2018

He entered the room upset already, therefore, he seated all the way back in his chair, and seemed like I was boring him with my medical problem.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018

*Doctor Shawki is top notch. I couldn't ask for any better. Wonderful listener and bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2018

The care and concern Dr Shawki showed went beyond normal and gave me great comfort in the plan we put into place.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2018

Very happy to have *Dr. Shawki perform surgery. Great "bed-side" manners.

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