Dr. Ernest Tsao, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 48
  
Dr. Tsao
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Woodholme Gastroenterology Associates

1838 Greene Tree Rd Ste 400 Baltimore, MD 21208

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Dr. Ernest Tsao, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Baltimore, MD and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tsao has more experience with Gastrointestinal Disorders, Liver Disease, and Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from St. George's University School Of Medicine medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Medstar Harbor Hospital and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tsao to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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(410) 863-4899

Dr. Tsao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Priority Partners
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Tsao

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Tsao treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Tsao treats other conditions, please contact the office at (410) 863-4899.

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Tsao typically treats 66% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 27 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Abdominal Disorders
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Hemorrhoids
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
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Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Tsao typically treats 72% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Viral Hepatitis
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Hepatitis C
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
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Very High Frequency
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Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Tsao typically treats 58% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Nausea
Dysphagia
Indigestion
Esophageal Diseases
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Dr. Tsao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Tsao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tsao

4.9

Based on 34 ratings

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The center was clean, the people were all helpful and Courteous. The medical team was Very professional. I would recommend everyone go here for any gastric issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Walter Brzeczko – Aug 04, 2020
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Came in for a colonoscopy (first one) at the age of 29. Dr.Tsao is absolutely amazing and I felt 100% comfortable with him. He took the time to listen to all my questions and concerns. He truly cares for the patients needs. He ran on time and my procedure started at the exact time of my appointment which helped my anxiousness. Would absolutely recommend him to everyone!
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Jess – Jun 29, 2020
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Outstanding from beginning to end.
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larry nunley – Feb 14, 2020
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Dr. Tsao is an excellent physician. He is kind, gentle and thorough. I have recommended him to everyone that I know that needs at GI specialist. He is the best in Baltimore as far as I am concerned.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Dr. Tsao is a great doctor. He’s knowledgeable, a careful listener and always takes the time to answer questions and explain treatment options carefully.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr. Tsao has the bedside manners of a very professional and caring individual. He told me what he thought was going on and he was head on with his diagnosis. I than prepared to take charge of my situation and do exactly what he said. Since I started walking and eating more foliage and taking my meds he prescribed I'm now on my way to a much better GI system. Kudos to Dr. Tsao!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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I highly recommend Dr. Tsao. He is a great listener, explains what he thinks is happening and I never felt rushed.
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I’m big in first impression. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Dr. Tsao is really nice, straight forward and to the point!
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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J – Dec 11, 2019
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My visit consultation yesterday with Dr. Tsao at the Woodholm Gastrointestinal Association was relaxed, friendly and very professional. The staff was pleasant and patient and my session with Dr. Tsao informative and relaxed. I made my appointment with the office after my visit to have my 2 procedures done in February feeling confident that I will be in good hands
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Mary Jo Isaacs – Nov 27, 2019
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I’m so grateful for Dr. Tsao. He has changed my life. Not only is he extremely compassionate and kind, but he’s a great listener. I’ve spent 10 years going to different doctors trying to find out what is happening with my body, after one procedure Dr. Tsao gave me a diagnosis and a suggested treatment that has worked!!! I’ve lost 15lbs and gained my health back. Thank you Dr. Tsao.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Maureen in Baltimore , MD – Nov 24, 2019
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Highly recommend Dr. Tsao. Really appreciate his professions and patients. He always encourage me and make me feel confident to get better.
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Listens to you, is compassionate, takes time answering your questions and explaining procedures and diagnosis and has a sense of humor.
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I was a new patient, only waited 10-15 min that was including filling my new patient paper work out. His nurse was awesome, Dr Tsao was in my room immediately he was through in asking all my problems! And for a change it wasn’t let’s try this medication, or a whole battery of tests he immediately scheduled me for two tests the same day, I need to goin and look with a camera and see if we cans see what’s going on. I’m so happy! I’m finally getting aDoctor to take affirmative action!
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I have been seeing Dr. Tsao for many years. He is always pleasant, kind, professional, and straight forward with you. I definitely wouldn't want any other Dr, and wish more Dr's were like him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rachel E Szymanski – Oct 29, 2019
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Mi madre obtubo su examen gratis y estamos muy agradecidos por eso
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 19, 2019
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He is an amazing Dr and loves to help his patients as much as he possibly can
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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I’ve seen Dr. Tsao for about 10 years. He is the absolute best and I recommend him to everyone. He really listens and takes the time to answer questions. I never feel rushed and I know he cares about helping me feel better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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The office and staff are wonderful! I am very happy with my visit.
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I have been seeing Dr. Tsao for about a year. It is very hard to find doctors that listen to your concern(s) without looking at you like you are crazy. He is very attentive and has a wonderful bed side manner. He expains medical things in a way that is easy to understand. I have had the pleasure to experience his staff at Quarterfield, Landmark and Harbor locations and I think that they are all wonderful, from registering, preping, procedures, after care and follow up. Great team work!!!!
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Care Philosophy

Our mission is to improve the GI health status of our patients by providing diagnosis of their disease, treatment and cures for their illness, and remedies to improve the quality of their daily life.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

2007
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2002
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2001
St. George's University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Woodholme Gastroenterology Associates

Woodholme Gastroenterology Associates1838 Greene Tree Rd Ste 400 Baltimore, MD 21208
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Woodholme Gastroenterology Associates802 Landmark Dr Ste 129 Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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Woodholme Gastroenterology Associates3001 S Hanover St Baltimore, MD 21225
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Medstar Harbor Hospital

Baltimore, MD

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Glen Burnie, MD

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
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