It rhymes with butt-min

I am frequently asked about the correct way to pronounce my last name. Is it Goot-man or Gut-man? Goot-man means “good man” in German, which is a fine name indeed, but my name is actually pronounced Gut-man (which rhymes with butt-min), and means “man of God” in Yiddish. Ironically, I’ve picked a profession that gives my name a third meaning—man of the gut.

After practicing medicine for 20 years, I’m very familiar with diseases that affect the digestive tract. In fact, my fields of practice focus heavily on gut issues. At my hemorrhoid practice, I don’t just treat hemorrhoids (of which I’ve performed about 40,000 procedures to date), but I also help patients improve their diarrhea, constipation and irritable bowels.

At Cleveland Nutrition, my other practice, I help patients reverse chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease and inflammatory conditions by improving their diet and using food as medicine.

As a man of the gut (and the butt) I have two treatments designed to safely eliminate hemorrhoids. One reduces the blood flow that feeds the hemorrhoids, improving inflammation and causing them to shrink. The other is better suited to removing larger hemorrhoids. Both take just a few seconds to do. Since they are performed in an area with no nerve endings, they can be administered right in the comfort of my office without anesthesia.

There is virtually no pain, no prep needed, there are no major restrictions, and you don’t have to take time off of work. Consultations are free of charge, and our procedures are covered by insurance.

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