Dr. Heinz Lenz, MD

Dr. Heinz Lenz, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
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Age 58
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Dr. Heinz Lenz, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Universitaet Hamburg, Fachbereich Medizin in 1981 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

9850 Genesee Ave Ste 820

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 453-5200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lenz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Dysphagia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Lenz's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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*

79  Conditions Treated

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9  Procedures

  • Anoscopy
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Manometry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

1 Sanction
  • Misdemeanor conviction (3/30/2016)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Universitaet Hamburg, Fachbereich Medizin
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of California San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of California San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Uc San Diego Mc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Lenz has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Lenz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lenz's Reviews

2.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lenz to family and friends
11 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Lenz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Really a terrible experience, maybe the worst Dr. I’ve ever gone too. Doesn’t care, doesn’t listen, shouldn’t practice anymore.
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This doctor is truly the definition of negligent. He actually ruptured my stitches whilst examining me (along with a track record of perforating many peoples colons during basic GI procedures) his german accent is hard to understand and he constantly makes jokes that arent funny and interrupts...more
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