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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Anorecal Physiology And Ultrasonography
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Gastrointestinal Exams
  • Laparoscopic Rectopexy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Pelvic Floor Surgery
  • Rectal Ultrasound
  • Rectoplexy
  • Surgery for Fecal Incontinence
  • Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
View all 20 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Colon Polyps
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fissure
  • Functional Disorders
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Vaginal Fistula
View all 16 Specialties +


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About Brooke Gurland, MD

Brooke Gurland, MD, FACS, FASCRS is a staff surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic in the Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute. Her specialty interests include functional bowel disorders, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fistulas, and complex pelvic floor dysfunction. She supervises a bowel management program and she advocates a multidisciplinary approach to pelvic floor disorders through combined clinic hours with specialists in urogynecology and urology. Dr Gurland is board certified in general and colorectal surgery and she is trained in laparoscopic, robotic and pelvic surgery.

After receiving her medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Pennsylvania, she trained in general surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She received fellowship training in colorectal surgery at The Cleveland Clinic, Weston. Dr. Gurland is also a 2003 recipient of the Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award by the American Geriatric Association for a multidisciplinary approach to patients with pelvic floor disorders.

Dr. Gurland is active in numerous professional societies and she is Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the American College of Surgeon. She is an active member of The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and Healthcare Information and Management System Societies (HIMSS). She has authored several peer reviewed articles and book chapters and she is an invited speaker at both national and international meetings.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY USA

Internship - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY USA

Medical School - Hahnemann University Medical College
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Barnard College, Columbia University
New York, NY USA

Additional Training

  • Physician leadership courses, 2006-2007
  • Robotic Surgery: daVinci Colorectal Surgery
  • Medtronics Interstim™ For Bowel Control

Professional Highlights

  • Jahnigen Career Development Scholars, American Geriatrics Society ($200,000), 2003-2005
  • Maimonides Research and Development Foundation ($19,750), 2006-2007
  • Board of Directors, National Association for Continence 2010-2012
  • Committee Member, Pelvic Floor Distress Network, Cleveland Clinic Site, National Institute of Childhood Health and Human Development
  • Clinical Systems Office, Medical Operations 2009-2012


  • Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

Pelvic organ prolapse, bowels and bladder dysfunction, fecal incontinence, rectal internal and external prolapse, enterocele, rectocele, slow transit and outlet constipation, ano or rectal vaginal fistula, hemorrhoids, anal fistula, fissures, rectal pain, and pelvic floor dysfunction

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Innovations & Patents

  • Advanced Laparoscopy, Robotic Surgery, Multidisciplinary Pelvic floor evaluation and treatment, Ventral Rectopexy, Anal sphincter reinforcement or encirclement with biologic mesh, sacral neuromodulation (bowel pacemaker), Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy, Doppler Assisted Hemorrhoid artery ligation.


  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
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 12/19/2016, Dr. Gurland 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

123 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.4
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2017

she is brilliant- number one in her field.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2017


Reviewed on Mar 14, 2017

Dr Gurland is an excellent surgeon and very personable as well. Her and her office staff exceeded my expectations for care.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2017

Dr. Gurland is awesome. I referred my sister to her for care.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2016

Physician was amazing!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2016

Best doctors I have ever had.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2016

Dr. Gurland has been with me at all times thru this ongoing condition offering support, help and professioalism.My family and I have the utmost respect for her.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2016


Reviewed on Jun 28, 2016

This is the first Doctor that has previous experience with my condition. That says something positive right there.

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