Dr. Israel Crespo, MD

Dr. Israel Crespo, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
56 y/o
19 reviews

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • One Health

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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 and provide the best possible and most up to date care.Read more

Personal Bio

I am a private practice gastroenterologist with 25 years of experience. I was trained in the US military system with...Read more

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
Tampa, FL |
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.
in Tampa, FL |
Dr. Crespo saved my life in 2005 when he found my esophagus cancer! He recently prescription a medicine that has completely stopped my nightly acid reflux ! What a great Doctor !!
in Lutz, FL |
Highly recommend! His office staff was very nice and Dr. Crespo saw me right away.
in Tampa, FL |
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.
in Tampa, FL |
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.
Thank you for your review. Our patients are the most important part of our practice, and given them the best quality of care is our goal.
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Dr. Crespo says...

I am a private practice gastroenterologist with 25 years of experience. I was trained in the US military system with a fellowship in gastroenterologist from renown Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC. My practice involves all aspects of gastrointestinal health and disorders including diseases of the esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreas, gallbladder and liver. I have also extensive experience in endoscopic evaluations including upper GI endoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopy of biliary and pancreatic systems as well as capsule endoscopy and esophageal and rectal manometry. Other interests include nutrition and weight management.

Dr. Crespo's 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 and provide the best possible and most up to date care.

Dr. Crespo says...

In my practice I have developed special expertise in the management of esophageal reflux disease including evaluation for anti-reflux surgery, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease including the latest in medical and nonsurgical management. I also have extensive experience in the management of chronic liver diseases such as hepatitis C, fatty liver (NASH), cirrhosis and its complications. I also have expertise in endoscopy and colonoscopy both for screening, diagnosis and intervention of gastrointestinal disorders such as Barrett's esophagus, colon cancer, colon polyps, esophageal strictures, achalasia, biliary strictures, chronic pancreatitis and many others. I am also proficient in the use of radio frequency ablation for treatment of Barrett's esophagus.

Dr. Crespo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • 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
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • 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
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • 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
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders


  • Medical School
    University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    William Beaumont Army Medical Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    William Beaumont Army Medical Center

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Walter Reed AMC Wash DC

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    Universidad of Puerto Rico

    Graduated in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obesity Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Anoscopy
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Weight Loss Management