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Title Regional Director, Endoscopy Service / Department Chair
Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Turkish
Surgeon No
Weston Hospital
Primary Location

Weston Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Biliary Stone Therapy
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cholangioscopy
  • Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy (EHL) of Bile Duct Stones
  • Endoscopic Cancer Therapy
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic Therapy of Anastomotic and Crohn's Disease Strictures
  • Endoscopic Treatment Of Strictures
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Celiac Block
  • Enteral Stent Placement
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Pancreatic Stone Therapy
  • Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy
  • Polypectomy
  • Pyloric Dilatation
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
View all 22 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Diseases of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Stones
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Strictures of the GI Tract
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
View all 25 Specialties +


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About Tolga Erim, DO

Tolga Erim, DO is the Florida Division Chair of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the Florida Region Director of Endoscopy at the Cleveland Clinic. He holds the Lynda and Marlin Younker Endowed Chair in Developmental Endoscopy.

He is a graduate of Vassar College where he completed his undergraduate education. He continued his medical education at New York College of Osteopathic medicine where he received his medical degree. Dr. Erim carried out his postgraduate medical training first through a traditional osteopathic internship at Palmetto General Hospital. He continued his postgraduate training at Cleveland Clinic Florida with a residency in internal medicine as the Chief Resident of internal medicine. He also completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Cleveland Clinic Florida as well. Dr. Erim ended his postgraduate training with a fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in advanced therapeutic endoscopy.

Dr. Erim's areas of clinical interests revolve around pioneering and teaching complex endoscopic procedures as well as developing tools and techniques for advanced endoscopic procedures which minimize risk, discomfort, and recovery time for patients. As such, he was part of the first team to perform third space endoscopy/intramural endoscopic surgery procedures, such as POEM, GPOEM, ZPOEM, STER, in South Florida. He devotes his clinical practice exclusively to referrals for complex endoscopic procedures.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Additional Training

  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Professional Highlights

  • Chief Resident - Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Director of Endoscopy, Cleveland Clinic Weston
  • Chair, Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic Weston
  • Lynda and Marlin Younker Endowed Chair in Developmental Endoscopy
  • Chair, Florida Region, Cleveland Clinic
  • Director of Endoscopy, Florida Region, Cleveland Clinic
  • Secretary, Florida Gastroenterologic Society (FGS)


  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

Endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, cholangioscopy, barrett's esophagus, pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer, enteral stents, radiofrequency ablation and cryotherapy of barrett's esophagus, endoscopic mucosal resection, endoscopic resection of large colon polyps, lithotripsy of biliary and pancreatic stones, biliary and pancreatic stent placement, celiac plexus neurolysis, EUS guided fiducial marker placement

Awards & Honors

  • Castle Connoly Top Doctor
  • Top Doctors – Modern Luxury Miami Magazine
  • Miami Top Doctor – Medicine + Doctors Miami Magazine
  • Fort Lauderdale Illustrated Top Doctors
  • Nursing Physician Collaboration Award, Cleveland Clinic Weston
  • Jeffrey B Shiroky, MD Outstanding Research Award
  • Florida ACP Outstanding Resident for Excellence in Internal Medicine Award
  • Outstanding Chief Resident Award
  • Best Teaching Resident Award
  • Dean of the College Leadership Recognition Award, Vassar College
  • US Navy, Admiral Halsey Leadership Award
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

452 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

88 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

All good. Very compassionate and kind physician

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Excellent physician. Dr Erim

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

I greatly respect Dr. Erim. He is professional, knowledgeable, personable, caring and patient.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Tolga Erim is an outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

He was excellent and spoke with expertise and kindness. He also somehow was able to gain access to my medical records from 20 years ago at a different hospital,which allowed him to see what procedures I had already had

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Erim is a very likeable person with a great bedside manner. I trust him completely.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

As a patient, I always feel that I am the most important thing on his mind. He's focused he's kind and he tells me everything I need to know. I feel very comfortable with Doctor Erim

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Kate the lead nurse was above exceptional. Dr Erim is absolutely the best. You've got a great all around team at Cleveland

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr.Erim is a great doctor, could not be happier with the Medical Care and his bedside manner.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr. Erim is the best!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

As always, Dr. Toga Erin was patient, courteous, professional and clear with the procedure. I trust him as my doctor and I would highly recommend him. Thank You Dr. Erim for your amazing bedside manners!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

All nurses, assistants, and Dr. Erim made me feel safe and calm. Thank You all for your patience and kindness!!!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Very knowledgeable and compassionate Dr. It is hard to find a Dr. Like him.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

My procedure was complicated & I was referred to Weston by CC Indian River. From minute 1 I was treated with the most respect and integrity by everyone I dealt with. Dr. Erim was involved in every aspect of my care and he & his staff were professional, extremely knowledgeable about my situation and took the utmost care in treating me. I was extremely anxious about the procedure because it was complicated & unusual. They calmly informed me of all the in's & out's of the procedure being frank about the possible end results. In the procedure room every doctor, nurse, technician & particularly the anesthesiologist covered me with care, information and reassurance of what was about what was to come. Very professional in every aspect. After care caution was imposed by having me stay overnight in Recovery so as to closely monitor my reactions post procedure to be sure everything went well & there were no adverse effects.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr. Tolga Erim has an exceptional bedside manner, is remarkably thorough in his explanation of procedures (this visit was for a esophagogastroduodenoscopy), and post-procedure he provides the patient with detailed information regarding intra-procedure findings (with accompanying photos/images), a future management plan, and post-procedure instructions regarding possible side effects from the procedure. Similar to every patient encounter with Dr. Tolga Erim, I leave the encounter knowing that my Gastrointestinal health is in the very best hands possible.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr Erim put Neil and I at ease.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr. Erim was great, in the procedure room he explained every before and after surgery. He gave me important information after the procedure..

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Dr. Erim is the best!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Very informed doctors take time out to explain to patients what their procedures are

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Highly recommend Dr Erin, professional, courteous and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Dr. And staff was excellentt!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr. Erim has consistently been warm, caring, informative and clearly explained test results, and what to expect going forward

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr Erim was very kind and helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr. Erim was extremely nice, professional! I was so lucky to have him perform my endoscopy

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. Erim is a very caring doctor. I appreciate him so much. He's always kind and reassures me. My condition is rare and I don't have too much hope for it getting better.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr Erim was wonderful from his first pump greeting to his goodbye. He made me feel at ease and respected.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

From the time I have arrived till I left the clinic service was outstanding, Dr. Tollgate Eriim and his staff very professional, I'll give 5 star for doctor

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr Erims staff very professional and on time

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr. Erram is a phenomenal doctor. His bedside manners are outstanding. He explains everything to you and has a phenomenal personality.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

I felt very well taken care of and Dr Tolga Erim very professional and what I liked the most he recognized me right away that he saw me as I only went once with him before the procedure.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr T Erim is excellent. Caring, knowledgeable, and takes time with me.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr Erim- excellent Dr so happy to be his patient. He Cares & explains everything with such calmness and never in a hurry when he Is with you. Very hard to find Dr's like him!!!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Excellent doctor!!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr Erim and his team are exceptional medical care providers.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr.Eram and the surgery team were great.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr. Eric is wonderful! Caring, Considerate, patient and warm. Dr. Tedros and the nurse Anesthetist Marcella were all just superb

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr Erim is the best doctor ever! He saved my life. I trust him with all my medical gastro problems. He is highly recommended!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

If I could rate the experience above a 10 I would. Again, exceptional service by Dr. Erim and his team!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr Tolga was tops.communicative, technically precise, and he listens

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

The GI team under Dr. Erim is excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr. Erin is a great doctor I've been seeing him for years he never let me down I'm always recommending him to my family and friends

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr Erim is incredible at listening and communicating about the problem. He has a great team as well. Their plan of execution from beginning to end is very impressive.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr Erim was very smart and pleasant! Thank you Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

I am an older guy so I understand how things have changed. Combine that with a world class large operation like Cleveland Clinic and it means that there are fancy portals and long waits to see a great doctor like Erim. So I can't hold that against you! It's worth it once you see him because he makes it all easy and is not only a great doctor but his bedside manner can't be beat.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

My doctor is excellent, the anesthesia on duty was great, and the rest of the staff were all professionals.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

PA firstDr Tolga Erim - excellent doctor and professional

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Erim is a very good doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr Tolga Erim is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr Tolga Erim is the Best!!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr Erim and team are very professional and patient-focused. They work well together to provide excellent care.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr Erim is an expert in his field and a caring provider. I look forward to working with him and his team for my future health needs.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

I was referred to him by my Gastroenterologist as being the best at what he does!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

It was a bit difficult getting in to see Dr Erim the first time, but once I was able to explain that I was referred by Dr Donahue and the reason I needed to see Dr Erim, everyone was helpful with getting me my appointment quickly and Dr Erim was professional and experienced in making me feel comfortable with going through with the procedure I needed to have. Feeling like I was heard and in good hands. He took the time to really listen and understand my concerns and alleviate as best as he could. I am very impressed with Dr Erim, with his knowledge and skills and also with his compassion, understanding and kindness. He is impressive and I wouldn't go to anyone else in his field!!! I don't think you can ask for better!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr Erim took the time to Listen to all my concerns and explain all options and the reasons why he felt I needed to choose one specific option that I was very leary of undergoing. He explained exactly why it needed to happen and how it would be handle with care and every step that would be taken to ensure the worst would not happen and should something occur, he would Listen to what I had to say. He made me feel comfortable that I was heard and that I was in capable hands and by a doctor who could be trusted. It took a lot to convince me to go through this procedure due to a very scary history. And, everything went just as Dr Erim said! He listened to me, he came to talk to me afterwards and he listened to me afterwards! I couldn't ask for more professional, experienced and compassionate doctor! He is the best in his field!!! Thank You!!!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Greatest doctor ever

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Doctor Erim is a superb doctor who listens considerate and understanding

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr erim, Is extremely knowledgeable, professional, caring, and compassionate. He never rushes his appointments and always answers all my questions and handles all my concerns. I wish all doctors were like Dr Erim. He is exceptional and I cannot say enough good things about him

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Fantastic physician and staff

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Caregiver and his assistant were both very attentive, answered all my questions, answered the questions from the person attending with me, for which I am very grateful.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr Erim was very calm and helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr.Erim's surgical scheduler was very, very nice. Wish I could remember her name!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr Erim is the best

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr ERIM listened to my questions and answered them satisfactorily. He is very knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr Erim and staff are the Best. I always feel all issues found in my procedure will be always be addressed by the very best doctor in Fl. Dr Erim is a head above any physician that I have seen in past. I have full confidence seeing Dr Erim.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr is my hero.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Everyone I spoke with from the initial phone call to the Doctor had a very calm and pleasant voice.And took care of my questions in a very professional manner.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Erim was great! Extremely professional, personable, and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr Tolga Erim is a kind caring doctor who went the extra mile to help me by performing my diagnostic endoscopy. I have driven five hours to see him twice and would continue to do so if needed. Dane my nurse in pre op was also a very caring nurse who helped me with all my questions and was extremely kind and caring. The whole experience was very professionally done.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2023

Dr Tolga Erim is absolutely the best doctor on your staff. He is polite, encouraging, and makes Cleveland Clinic look good. He is a definite asset and the BEST!! We willingly make the two hour trip from our home just to him as my mom's doctor and surgeon.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr.Erim provided me with a clear picture of my situation. He reviewed the MRI film with me and came up with a plan. He put my mind at ease. I have no problem traveling a distance to be in the care of a fine doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Erim was very kind and listened to my concerns. I was referred to Dr, Erim by CC Vero Beach. Dr. Erim reviewed all my GI notes and history prior to meeting with me and was aware of my issues. He is currently in contact with specialist at CC Vero Beach so that one more test can be completed.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

An exceptional physician.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

I was satisfied about how the visit and consultation with Dr Erim went. I am very optimistic that after I complete some tests a diagnostic could be determined and the dr would be able to be able to recommend the proper care for my condition.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr. Erim has a wonderful bedside manner. I did not feel rushed and was comfortable asking questions. He presented as caring and explain everything very well.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Tulga excellent

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Long appointment time to see Health care provider

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr. Erim was perfect!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Excellent professional a caring team. Dr. Erim is the best. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr. Erim was very nice and gave me much needed confidence on the procedure that will take place shortly.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr Erim and his team is fantastic!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr Erim is always exceptional not only in carrying out the medical interventions, but in his "bedside manner". Very professional, caring.Always takes the time to make you feel human - a lost art in today's medical community.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Excellent physician. Was very clear in describing the procedure and findings.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr Erim has consistently been an excellent healthcare provider

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Erim was amazing. We so appreciated that he took time out of his busy schedule to seek us out and answer questions before the procedure. He then did a great job with a very difficult procedure and answered all questions thoroughly after the prodceure.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

I would recommend Dr Erim Tolga and his ENTIRE team.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Erim was wonderful

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Great Dr. Very much pleased with his knowledge and professionalism.

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