Dr. Irving Gottfried, MD


Gastroenterology | Male

Dr. Irving Gottfried, MD

Dr. Irving Gottfried, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Monroeville, PA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Gottfried is affiliated with The Western Pennsylvania Hospital - Forbes Regional Campus.

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Patient Comments (7)
Plum PA |
On January 12, 2017 a routine colonoscopy was performed. On January 13, we contacted the office due to severe pain and chills. After 3 calls the office called back and said Dr Gottfried thinks you just have a virus, but if you really want to go to the hospital go ahead. Admitted to hospital for a perforated bowel. Spent 3 days in hospital, never once saw Dr Gottfried or anyone from his office. Bills for this complication were over $12000.00. My copays were over $1000.00!!!!!!!!! No help!
Murrysville, PA |
Dr gottfried is bad dr had no choice dr renea Revera was 5 star dr. Have bad stomach issure He didn't streach my throat have gastropess things get stuck. He didn't do his homework thought I was going have it streach didn't do it. Premier medical group sure lost a wonderfull dr renea Revera he was the best I ever had caring compassion he New what he was doing had him for a year. Then he left I was so sad ??. Have more health issure . Jessica pa asst did more then he did dr has to go .
Pittsburgh, PA |
Worse doctor ever. I would never recommend him to anyone.
in Richmond, VA |
This is the doctor who saved my life, not once, but twice. He argued with the radiologist for me (yay!), and prescribed a gram-negative antibiotic when all other docs were content to beat a dead horse with Cipro. Dr. Gottfried possesses a bedside manner not unlike that of Dr. House. If you want a fuzzy, sensitive-new-age doctor who will hold your hand and cry, he's not it. But he's hands-down brilliant, and if you need someone who can save you, he's your doc. Be funny. He likes funny.
in Monroeville, PA |
I had the worst Experience with him. It seemed he didn't know what he was doing. If its a life or death situation he will probably give you death cause when your in the hospital He gives you the wrong stuff and wont care what happens to you no remorse from him. His understudy lost medical records and personal information. Very Unprofessional..
in New York, NY |
Very good.
Pittsburgh, PA |
I would recommend AVOIDING this doctor if possible. I went to see him in a pinch and regret the entire experience. He ordered appropriate testing and was insightful. That is where the good experience ended. The nursing staff was awful and neither the doctor or nurses called to update me on any of my tests - I always had to call and hound them for up to a week to get results that were readily available to them. The delivery of serious news was less than professional as well. Go elsewhere!
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  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


  • Medical School
    St Georges U

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Franklin Square Hospital Center

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Union Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Western Pennsylvania Hospital

    Completed in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

  • Anoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy