Dr. John Farkas, MD

Dr. John Farkas, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. John Farkas, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Clifton, NJ and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Ross University / School Of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.Read his story

842 Clifton Ave

Clifton, NJ 07013

Contact Information

(973) 777-5717

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

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Reflux Esophagitis
very high
more than 94% of peers
very high
more than 92% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Farkas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Farkas "Dr. John J. Farkas joined Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey (GANJ) on June 1, 2015 as a gastroenterologist and partner. Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Farkas specializes in all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology. He is also BLSI ACLS certified. Prior to his position at GANJ, Dr. Farkas was in private medical practice in internal medicine for over 20 years and has held numerous prestigious positions at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital in Wayne, NJ. He has also held positions as sports medicine physician for both high school and semi-professional sports teams and was a clinical instructor for St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies. In addition, Dr. Farkas was a teaching attending in gastroenterology and internal medicine at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ. Dr. Farkas completed his fellowship in gastroenterology and a residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies after attending Universidad del Noreste in Tampico, Mexico for two years and received his Bachelor of Pharmacy from Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. He is currently is a member of the SJP, SJW and IPA as well as a former member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. He has also been published in multiple medical journals throughout the course of his career."


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2  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

62  Conditions Treated


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18  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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


  • Rutgers University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Ross University / School Of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Farkas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Farkas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Farkas to family and friends
7 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Farkas' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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