Dr. Israel Crespo, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 60

Dr. Crespo
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

The Balloon MD

6919 N Dale Mabry Hwy Ste 320 Tampa, FL 33614

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(727) 372-5547

Dr. Israel Crespo, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Tampa, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventhealth Carrollwood and Medical Center Of Trinity. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Crespo to book an appointment.

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Crespo is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital Tampa, 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
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Crespo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Crespo treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Crespo treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Crespo treats Abdominal Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Crespo treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Crespo treats Hernia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Crespo treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Diaphragmatic/Hiatal Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Pediatric Hernia
  • Traumatic Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
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Dr. Crespo's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Crespo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Careplus
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
GHI
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
GEHA Benefit Plan Nationwide High
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
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Tampa Bay CoreNet
Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
One Health
Private HealthCare Systems
Tricare
WellCare

Dr. Crespo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Crespo

3.7

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
58.62068965517241%
(17)
4 Stars
6.896551724137931%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
13.793103448275861%
(4)
1 Star
20.689655172413794%
(6)
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (23)
  • Explained conditions well (22)
  • Listened & answered questions (21)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (7)
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (6)
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I could not even get in the door. I called to set an appt with Dr. Crespo based on a recommendation. I wanted another opinion from a professional in the Gastroenterology field. I had all the records from my current Gastroenterologist and Surgeon. I was informed that Dr. Crespo does not deal in second opinions.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Dawn – Feb 05, 2020
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Dr. Always on time. Polite, caring listens well. Machines or those that answer phones need Some help though. Long hold times no ability to leave a messages.
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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Ron in Tampa, FL – Jun 26, 2019
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Dr. Crespo was referred to me by my primary care physician. I have been under his care around 10 years. He listens, explains in words easy to understand, answers questions, excellent bedside manners, speaks Spanish. Cares about gastro issues and will refer to another specialist (non gastro) if need be. Dr. Crespo is definitely a 5 star doctor.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Martha in Land O Lakes – Nov 29, 2018
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Dr Crespo is a great doctor! The problem is his front office staff, very rude and they don't answer the phone! The "office closed for lunch" message is on way past 1:00 pm. It is next to impossible to get them to answer the phone. So if you have a question for the doctor or his nurse you might as well just go in, you may get better results!!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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Long time patient – Jul 25, 2018
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Dr. CRESPO saved my life in 2005 by finding my esophagus cancer and he again saved my life through the colonoscopy he gave me last month. He found a polop that he said may have developed into cancer Thank you!
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
4 people found this helpful
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Patrick Henry in Tampa, FL – Jun 12, 2018
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Dr. Crespo takes his time and listens to what his patient is telling him. He is very knowledgeable and well informed of the latest treatments in helping the parient feel better. He helped me understand what things I could do to minimize further problems. I would highly recommend Dr. Crespo.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Highly recommend! His office staff was very nice and Dr. Crespo saw me right away.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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B.B in Lutz, FL – Jan 28, 2017
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I saw him in the hospital multiple times. Needless to say, he read the results of simple tests wrong, and literally never bothered to follow up afterward except go "you're fine" as I was still under anesthesia in a wheel chair. The only way I found it he was wrong was due to the my WONDERFUL GP. Nice man, horrible doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Scott Parker in Tampa, FL – Dec 26, 2016
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It was my first visit with Dr Crespo. He took his time with me and I felt very comfortable with him. He seemed very knowledgeable. Office staff was all very nice.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Lorena Henderson in Tampa, FL – Jun 21, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal is and has always been to treat the whole patient with consideration of all patient issues. I strive to treat my patients with compassion and respect...Read more

Biography

Dr. Israel Crespo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1960. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor in...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1993
Walter Reed AMC Wash DC
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Israel Crespo, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Israel Crespo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Crespo frequently treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Abdominal Pain, and Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Crespo treats.

Where is Dr. Israel Crespo, MD's office located?

Dr. Crespo's office is located at 6919 N Dale Mabry Hwy Ste 320, Tampa, FL 33614. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Israel Crespo, MD speak?

Dr. Crespo speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

The Balloon MD

Rosario & Crespo Mds6919 N Dale Mabry Hwy Ste 320 Tampa, FL 33614
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Practice

Paul A Sporn MD7001 N Dale Mabry Hwy Ste 10 Tampa, FL 33614
2
Adventhealth Carrollwood7171 N Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL 33614
3

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Adventhealth Carrollwood

Tampa, FL

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

Medical Center Of Trinity

Trinity, FL

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

St. Joseph's Hospital

Tampa, FL

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Tampa Community Hospital, A Campus of Memorial Hospital of Tampa

Tampa, FL