Dr. Francis Gress, MD

Dr. Francis Gress, MD

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Gastroenterology  |  
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58 y/o
4 reviews

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Dr. Gress is one of the pre-eminent endoscopists in the country, known for his expertise in ERCP and EUS as well as thermal ablation for Barrett's esophagus. He has made important advances in endoscopy training, pioneered new endoscopic techniques, and is widely regarded for his broad clinical expertise in the management of the most challenging and complex digestive and endoscopic conditions. Dr. Gress will build upon our great tradition of innovation in digestive care and further develop our endoscopy program, now the largest and most distinguished in the New York region, performing over 12,000 procedures annually. As chief of our internationally recognized Therapeutic Endoscopy Program, Dr. Gress plans to streamline the referral process, provide same-day appointments for office visits and procedures and prompt response to our referring physicians. The endoscopy program offers the latest advancements and highest quality GI treatment, which applies a multidisciplinary team approach and has access to clinical trials offered only at the nation's leading medical centers. Dr. Gress previously served as Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn. He also served as Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University and Director of its Endoscopic Research Program. While at Duke, Dr. Gress was a clinical faculty member of the Pancreatobiliary Service and The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Duke University Medical Center. He also served as Clinical Chief for the Gastroenterology Section at the Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Gress completed his medical school training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, his residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, and a gastroenterology fellowship at the Brooklyn Hospital Center and Methodist Hospital. He was subsequently awarded the prestigious American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Advanced Endoscopy Scholarship, which supported further training at Indiana University Medical Center, where he joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Endoscopic Ultrasound. Dr. Gress also has served as Director of Endoscopy and Chief of Endoscopy Services at Winthrop University Hospital, a major teaching affiliate of the State University of New York and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Gress has published more than 60 articles on original research and contributed to textbooks on clinical gastroenterology, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, advanced endoscopy, training simulators for endoscopy, and the clinical applications of EUS. He is also the co-author of several textbooks: Endoscopic Ultrasonography, a popular teaching text for EUS, The Atlas of Endoscopic Ultrasonography, and Curbside Consultation of the Pancreas. Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)? Drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts, fluid collections, necrosectomy? EUS fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy? Endoscopic mucosal resection of early esophageal, gastric, ampullary and rectal lesions ? Celiac plexus block for palliation of malignant/Benign pancreatic pain? Stents for palliation of esophageal, gastro-duodenal, and colorectal cancer? Biliary and pancreatic access/rendezvous Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)? Sphincter of Oddi manometry? Pancreatic and biliary sphincterotomy? Tissue sampling of benign and malignant strictures? Balloon dilation and stenting of biliary strictures after liver transplant? Pancreatic, biliary plastic and self-expandable metal stents? RFA/PDT for malignant biliary strictures? CBD and pancreatic Stone extraction, Mechanical and electrohydraulic lithotripsy? Cholangioscopy and pancreatoscopy Thermal ablation of Barrett's Esophagus? RFA/Barrx therapy? Photodynamic therapy (PDT)? Cryotherapy...See Less

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Digestive & Liver Diseases

161 Fort Washington Ave # 8-852A

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net

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Dr. Gress' Experience

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Dr. Gress' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
73

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis

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Procedures

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Pseudocyst Drainage
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteral Stenting
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Uag 1987
    Medical School | Graduated
  • New York Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Albert Einstein Coll Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Brooklyn Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Iu Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Indiana University Kelley School Of Business
    Other Education | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gress' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gress to family and friends
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Dr. Gress' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. Gress accepts 38 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
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  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
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  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
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    Cigna PPO
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  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
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  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    GHI PPO
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
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  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
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  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
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  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
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  • Locals (any local)
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  • Medica
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  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
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  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
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  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
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  • Tricare
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  • Wellcare of Georgia
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