Dr. Gary Gossen, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 67

Dr. Gossen
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Russell Dean Havranek, MD

8550 Datapoint Dr Ste 200 San Antonio, TX 78229

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(210) 615-8308

Dr. Gary Gossen, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gossen has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Anal & Rectal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Texas- San Antonio Long Medical School medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities Methodist Heart Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gossen to book an appointment.

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Dr. Gossen is affiliated with Methodist Hospital San Antonio, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gossen

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gossen treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gossen treats other conditions, please contact the office at (210) 615-8308.

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. Gossen is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Esophagitis
Reflux Esophagitis
Hiatal Hernia
Barrett's Esophagus
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High
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Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Dr. Gossen is experienced in the area of Anal & Rectal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Hemorrhoids
Anal or Rectal Pain
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High
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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. Gossen is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 52 conditions and procedures

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastritis
Esophagitis
Reflux Esophagitis
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Dr. Gossen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Function Test
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • pH Probe
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Gossen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Gossen's Reviews

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5.0

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  • Explained conditions well (25)
  • Listened & answered questions (25)
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    Diagnosed trochanter bursitis over phone and did appropriate tests to confirm, all this from a gastroenterologist.
    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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    No results
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    Kellene – Jul 11, 2021
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    Dr. Gary Gossen has been my gastroenterologist for many years. He is very knowledgeable, kind and caring. He returns phone calls quickly and is very polite. You will not be disappointed using him. His staff is very professional and returns calls in a timely manner.
    What went well
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    M Williams – Jan 15, 2021
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    A federal judge before whom I practice recommended Dr. Gossen. I agree with others who have commented. He is smart (double board certified), thorough and cares for his patients. As an example, recently my wife (also his patient) was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Unfortunately, her primary physician relocated. During routine screening, she informed Dr. Gossen. He made some calls and my wife was quickly seen by a breast surgeon and plastic surgeon during the holidays. Had he not intervened, she would still be waiting to see physicians. We literally trust Dr. Gossen with "our guts" and rely on his judgment for our referrals. You won't find a better or more caring physician.
    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
    What could be improved
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    Jan 12, 2021
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    Being a registered nurse, we are very picky about our doctors because we know a lot about them. That is why I continue with Gary Gossen. When you find a doctor you can trust with your life, stay with them. He is professional, thorough, knowledgeable, friendly and a wonderful human being. He truly cares for his patients. I trust him completely.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Loy Littleton Thompson, BSN, RN – Sep 03, 2020
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    My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Gossen for many years. He is very knowledgeable, thorough, and TRULY cares about his patients. He definitely goes the extra mile! His office staff is very professional and helpful.
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    May 31, 2020
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    The BEST doctor I have ever seen. Very thorough and smart
    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
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Judy Northcut – Dec 21, 2019
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    Awesome gastroenterologist. Level of care for the patients is outstanding!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Dec 06, 2019
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    Very thorough in diagnosing and his office staff are very professional and helpful. I felt well taken care of and Dr. Gossen explained everything in terms I could understand. I highly recommend him.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Kay Schanzer – Oct 17, 2019
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    Dr. Gossen has been my GI doctor for 24 years! He is thorough, available to his patients and cares. I saw him first as a new patient in 1995 at 23 years young when I called with fever, severe abdominal pain and bleeding. Despite my young age he absolutely took me seriously and ordered tests that would confirm what he thought might be rare for someone my age. I have no doubt that he saved my life. Whenever my employer changes health plans, the first thing I make sure of is that I can continue to see Dr Gossen! He is the absolute best doctor over all, of any doctor I've ever had to he treated by!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    L. C. – Sep 04, 2019
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    I took my wife to the emergency room of a hospital with symptoms of a fever, vomiting, and severe abdominal pain. Three days later my wife was discharged from the hospital and sent home with no diagnosis of her symptoms. Dr. Gary Gossen, our gastroenterologist, after reviewing my wife's hospital records and a hospital CAT SCAN said, "I believe your wife has ISCHEMIC COLITIS and we need to do a colonoscopy immediately". Dr. Gossen did the colonoscopy. Subsequent perivascular surgery revealed a completely occluded Superior Mesenteric Artery and a 80 to 90% occluded Celiac Artery(a stent was placed), leaving no doubt my wife had ISCHEMIC COLITIS. It was only because of Dr. Gossen's swift diagnosis and treatment that proper treatment(surgery) of my wife's ISCHEMIC COLITIS was not delayed for who knows how long. My wife and I will be forever grateful to Dr Gossen for his diagnostic acumen, his treatment and his care. He is a SPECIAL doctor. Dr. William H. Fowler Jr.
    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
    What could be improved
    No results
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    San Antonio, TX – Jun 20, 2019
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    The absolute and best care I’ve ever experienced. Dr Gossen and his staff both at his office and hospital are extraordinary, informative, knowledgeable and caring. Even at my most uncomfortable they all brought comfort and ease at the moment. Above and beyond patient customer skills. Superior!
    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
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Sfelan in San Antonio , TX – Jul 14, 2018
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    Dr. Gossen is one of a kind in the care he provides to his patients. He is extremely knowledgeable and leaves no stone unturned to make sure he has not missed anything. I can truly say I owe my life to his diligence.
    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
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Feb 24, 2018
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    Amazing doctor. Over the years I had been to different GI doctors in San Antonio who continually diagnosed me with IBS without any testing ever offered, Metamucil & probiotics was all that was ever recommended. Dr. Gossen was the first doctor that actually ordered different tests for me. My test confirmed me with an actual diagnosis, not just IBS, and I have been treated and VOILA, so much better. Dr. Gossen goes above and beyond most doctors, very grateful to have him in our city.
    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
    What could be improved
    No results
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    MARIA SALDANA in SAN ANTONIO TX – Mar 29, 2017
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    Dr. Gossen has been my doctor for about 8 years. He is always kind and caring and most importantly remembers my medical history. He is very thorough.
    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
    What could be improved
    No results
    2 people found this helpful
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    Sandra in San Antonio, Tx – Nov 19, 2016
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    About Me

    Biography

    Dr. Gary Gossen, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gossen has more...Read more

    Specialties

    • Gastroenterology

    Board Certifications

    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine

    Education

    1984
    Med Ctr Hosp/U Tex
    Fellowship Hospital
    1982
    Med Ctr Hosp/U Tex
    Residency Hospital
    1980
    Med Ctr Hosp/U Tex
    Internship Hospital
    1979
    University of Texas- San Antonio Long Medical School
    Medical School
    ,

    Awards

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    Does Dr. Gary Gossen, MD offer telehealth services?

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    What are Dr. Gary Gossen, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Gossen frequently treats Esophageal Disorders, Anal & Rectal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Gossen specializes.

    Where is Dr. Gary Gossen, MD's office located?

    Dr. Gossen's office is located at 8550 Datapoint Dr Ste 200, San Antonio, TX 78229. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Locations

    Russell Dean Havranek, MD

    Gastroenterology Clinic of San Antonio, PA8550 Datapoint Dr Ste 200 San Antonio, TX 78229
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      • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • Sat: closed
      • Sun: closed
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    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Gossen is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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    Methodist Heart Hospital

    San Antonio, TX

    2 Awards Received

    Methodist Hospital

    San Antonio, TX

    74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

    10 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)