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Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Advanced Polypectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • 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
  • Polypectomy
  • Rectoplexy
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
View all 30 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Pain
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Enterocutaneious Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Paget's Disease
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pouchitis
  • Presacral Tumors
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistulas
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 28 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Biography

About Eric Weiss, MD

Eric G. Weiss, MD, is the DIO and Chairman of Graduate Medical Education at Cleveland Clinic Florida, as well as the Residency Program Director of the Colorectal Training program, one of the largest training programs in the country. He currently serves on the Residency Review Committee for Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is also the Director of Surgical Endoscopy.

Dr. Weiss holds academic appointments as Assistant Professor of Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Health Sciences Center of the Ohio State University and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. 

He has published more than 200 manuscripts, more than 40 textbook chapters and more than 400 lectures throughout the United States and the world.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1997

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Florida
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Weston, FL USA
1994

Residency - Albert Einstein Medical Center
Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1993

Internship - Albert Einstein Medical Center
Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1989

Medical Education - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
1988

Undergraduate - Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA USA
1984

Professional Highlights

  • Program Director in Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Chairman of Graduate Medical Education and DIO at Cleveland Clinic Florida

Certifications

  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

Surgical endoscopy and endoscopic procedures, laparoscopic surgery for digestive diseases, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

Awards & Honors

  • Named one of Americas Top Surgeons
  • Named one of Super Docs of South Florida

Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon And Rectal Surgery
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • International Society of Laparoscopic Colorectal Disease
  • International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Eric Weiss, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 1/16/2021, Dr. Weiss 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. Weiss receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Colospan Ltd.

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

240 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

55 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr Wais is an asset for your organization, he changed my quality of life in a positive way

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Weiss is an excellent dr. He is thoroughly knowledgeable on his field & took the time to explain what my options were for treatment & how each option would impact my life.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

I have been going to dr Weiss for abdominal surgery/procedure for 5-6 years. He is well versed in his field and respected by his residents (who trail into the room behind him) and the staff. It is obvious he loves what he does. He has great patient interactions and the many patients I have met during my stays that I got to know walking the halls (gets rid of intestinal gas from surgery), all felt the same way. I wouldn't go to any other surgeon - dr Weiss knows how My body work now and remembers, which from the number of patients he has, is remarkable. He is a gifted surgeon and physician.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Doctor recommended options for care. Very thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Dr. Weiss is great. The staff at the clinic could communicate to each other better in terms of patient care and next steps.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Good overall care by Dr. Weiss.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Will b forever thankful for Dr Weiss he saved my life

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Excellent Service all around. Very Prompt to see Doctors as well as very pleasant and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Weiss is the best surgeon. He was very compassionate of my situation and didn't loose anytime to save my life. My family and I are very grateful we know I weren't be here today without Dr. Weiss and his team. Always so responsive. Thank you

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

I would recommend Dr. Weiss 100%.He has an amazing bedside manner and always answers my questions and and does a thorough exam. Dr. Weiss checks areas of concern and sends me for necessary testing and other doctors to make sure I am in the all clear. His staff is always pleasant and courteous.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Yes, I would recommend the care provider. Great part of the team!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

I have only had positive experiences at Cleveland Clinic and would definitely recommend the Dr.a and staff I need. My father is also a patient and has all of his Dr.a at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2021

the doctor listened and took my concerns seriously. he was a bit quick and I wish I could have spent a bit more time discussing issues but he was right on point with getting me immediate care which is what I needed.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2021

The courtesy and respect your staff offered me was a complete turnaround from how I'd been treated by the original surgeon that my doc referred me to.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2021

My first surgeon offered zero respect, minimal interaction and no conversation about risks, benefits or options. I felt uncomfortable from the get-go. Dr. Weiss immediately offered all of that and more. I am so grateful to have found him.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

I saw quite a few people during my short visit; doctors, stoma nurses, and other staff members in the colorectal department. As always, all were kind and informative.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr Weiss took the time to explain all the options available.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr Weiss is the best excellent

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Above good, initial m.d. who took my history to meeting Dr. Weiss was a pleasure, feel so fortunate to be his patient.Professional, smart & caring.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Full marks to the doctor

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Dr. Weiss rocks!

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Dr. Eric Weiss and his assistant they were very patient in explaining my situation in detail

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

It's a great experience every time. i drive 20 miles just for Dr. Weiss

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

All excellent Dr Weiss in my opinion saved my life.I told me on my 1st visit I would be ok

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Dr Weiss was wonderful!

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Dr. Weiss and everyone else are so professional and caring understanding

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Dr. Weiss is an example of what I wish all my doctors to be as efficient and courteous as he is.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Great experience. I can se why Dr Weiss earned 5 stars

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

we love Dr Weiss.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Weiss is extremely experienced and was decisive about my condition and medical plan

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

the Doctor barely spoke to me, he spoke to his 3rd year intern more. I had never had this type of exam & felt disregarded.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

The Doctor is a specialist, without people skills.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr Weiss called me at scheduled time and I appreciated the call as I know how busy he is. He talked me through my concerns and it was very helpful

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

All questions asked of care provider(s) were answered with clear answers and in depth explanations.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

excellent customer service from explaining my physical condition to ease of getting an appointment with Dr Weiss

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

I've been a patient of Dr Weiss for a number of years. he has responded to my questions and concerns promptly he has always hit the nail on the head in discerning my problem and "how" best to resolve my medical ailment. he is passionate about doing his best for you as his patient. I'm blessed he is my Doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Very Good experience with Dr. Weiss at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

the best experience I ever had fro the scedulig where I received help and great socal distancing in the waiting room to a the actual doctor visit where I was treeted with personal aproach and understanding.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr. Weiss and his team were simply amazing. Courteous, efficient, empathetic Dr. Weiss took plenty of time to answer my questions and explained my condition.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Great experience with Dr Weiss and staff.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr. Weiss showed great care and concern for my health and the problem for which I brought to him.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Fantastic doctor - I'm fortunate to have him monitoring my health. There is no other colorectal doctor I would go to.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

As always, it was a pleasure to interact with Dr. Weiss and his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr. Weiss was fantastic, he addressed my concerns, quickly and had a plan of action immediately.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

very good at communicating my issues and even asked me twice if I had any questions or concerns. told me exactly what to expect from the surgery. very nice. both doctors. Dr. Weiss and Dr. Cooper

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

it was my first time meeting Dr Cooper ( Fellow) and Dr Weiss. they were both extremely courteous and kind. I was very impressed by privacy afforded and while with me focused on my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

I can't thank Cleveland clinic and Dr. Weiss and his staff enough! Sincerely from start to finish you guys are the best!

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

I have full confidence in Dr weiss daphne and he has treated me in an amazing way. This was not a fun experience but he and his staff have totally come up with a way to treat it and quickly.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

I felt so much better after seeing Dr. Weiss. I feel like I finally have so HOPE, and feel like he can help me.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

excellent visit Doctor and staff highly professional

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

loved my doctor. best I've seen in awhile

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Weiss is amazing, he is thorough and I feel comfortable in his care! thank you

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Weiss is an amazing doctor and I feelcomfortable under his care!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

dr weiss is awesome, would recommend him to anyone, and have heard amazing things from othesr about him

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr Weiss included me in the treatment plan and explained how I could increase my chances of a good outcome by losing weight prior to surgery.

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