Department Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida Coral Springs
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Florida Coral Springs

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Liver Tests
  • Advanced Imaging Techniques
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Balloon-assisted Enteroscopy (Single and Double)
  • Biliary And Pancreatic Stone Therapy
  • Blood Tests
  • Cancer Screening
  • Chemoprevention
  • Cholangioscopy
  • Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Deep Enteroscopy
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Egd
  • Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy (ehl) Of Bile Duct Stones
  • Endoscopic Cancer Therapy
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Therapy Of Anastamotic And Crohn's Disease Strictures
  • Endoscopic Treatment Of Strictures
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided Celiac Block
  • Enteral Stent Placement
  • 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
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy
  • pH And Impedance Monitoring
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Push Enteroscopy
  • Pyloric Dilatation
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Stents
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt
  • Variceal Band Ligation
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anemia
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Chronic Hepatitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Caustic Ingestion
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Cirrhosis
  • 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
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Foreign Body Ingestion
  • Fundic Gland Polyps
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • General Gastroenterological Disorders
  • GI Bleeding
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Heliocobactor Pylori
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Juvenile Polyposis
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Stones
  • Pancreatitis
  • Paracentesis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Peutz- Jeghers Syndrome
  • Polyposis Syndromes
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Post-Gastrectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Radiation Enteritis
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Strictures Of The Gi Tract
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Wilson Disease
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
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About Maurits Wiersema, MD

Maurits Wiersema, MD is a board certified gastroenterologist who specializes in treatment of all aspects of gastrointestinal and liver disorders.  His philosophy of care centers on listening to the patient first and foremost and then formulating diagnostic and treatment plans that encompass the desires of the patient and their best interests.  His practice experience has encompassed academic practice settings including serving on the faculty at Indiana University and the Mayo Clinic Rochester as well as private practice.  He continues to maintain his academic interests and has published over 150 articles and book chapters while also serving as an author for  He has served as an associate editor for the premier endoscopy journal of our specialty.  He welcomes all patients who choose Cleveland Clinic for their digestive health care.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN USA

Residency - Indiana University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Bloomington, IN USA

Internship - Medical College of Virginia
Internal Medicine
Richmond, VA USA

Medical Education - Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN USA

Undergraduate - Purdue University
Electrical Engineering
West Lafayette, IN USA

Additional Training

  • Advanced endoscopic interventions including complex endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedures

Professional Highlights


  • Gastroenterology

Awards & Honors

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Distinguished Service Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Graduate with Highest Distinction
  • Purdue University School of Electrical Engineering Graduate with Highest Distinction

Innovations & Patents

  • Primary Investigator on the First Multicenter Study Describing Accuracy and Safety of Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Biopsy published in our specialty's premier journal Gastroenterology
  • Original Description of Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Celiac Plexus Neurolysis and Cholangiopancreatography


  • American Gastroenterology Association
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 7/13/2018, Dr. Wiersema 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

45 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Dr Weirsema, also my husband's physician, is truly concerned about his patients and goes out of his way for them

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

experience was excellent. the doctor explained my condition and how he would treat me. I am very satisfied

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

Provider was patient and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

Considering that I was seen at the VERY new building, my appointment had to be delayed. This was a consultation and I drove 120 miles to see this recommended doctor. Glad the office is right off the highway. I will be back for a procedure next month.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

I am so very pleased with this physician's knowledge and manner.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

The doctor was very knowledgeable and did not rush me! He spent a good deal of time listening to my concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

This was my first visit to Coral Springs Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center. It was a good experience. First visit with doctor, looking forward to establishing patient relationship with doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

Saw doctor to follow up on negative blood test results. Only briefly touched on statin medication effects. Given lengthy printout of care for that day and future visits.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

Dr. Weirsem is a new Special GI, as we have been in and out of Cleveland Clinic over the years, with very complicated rare disorders, and was unhappy with the way, the original GI's treated me, due to pas emotional/physicalt history, misunderstood and mismanaged, but I feel now we are back on track and have been referred by a hospital, as many are unable to handle such complexities as your Physicians can, and we hope to build a good Team and get her on her feet after 10 yrs of disabling symptoms. GI is on track now, and we are happy with his Services, kind listening as he tries to catch up to a critical situation ongoing.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

Best physician I have seen in a long while. Listened and knew exactly how to help me. Very professional and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

My doctor was absolutely amazing, the best Cleveland Clinic doctor I have ever had an appointment with. He was very knowledgeable, thorough, detail oriented when explaining his recommendation, and had the added bonus of being a kind person as well.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

very informative about the medications I was previously taking, I had no idea there were such awful side effects and the doctor preecribed a safer alternative..

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