Dr. John Poneros, MD

Dr. John Poneros, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 52

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(212) 235-1519

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Dr. John Poneros, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in New York, NY and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Poneros to book an appointment.

Locations

Columbia University Medical Center

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(212) 235-1519
Herbert Irving Pavilion161 Fort Washington Ave # 862 New York, NY 10032
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Poneros' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Poneros

4.4

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (11)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (11)
  • Appointment scheduling (10)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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You’ll never find a GI doctor better than Dr Poneros. He’s the complete package: smart, compassionate and honest. He has performed numerous endoscopes on me and diagnosed my pancreatic cancer at its earliest stage. Without him I wouldn’t be here today. Thanks Dr Poneros, Dr Schrope and Dr Manji. I love you guys.
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
  • Long wait times
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Tony Raf – Jun 21, 2021
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He is the best! He saved my life! I had pancreatitis real bad, almost died. Can’t say enough good thing about him. It’s been five years now, I am doing great. Can’t drink alcohol anymore, but I am alive and very active.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Paul – Feb 05, 2020
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I recently had an endoscopy with ultrasound by Poneros. The following evening, I was rushed to the emergency room with excruciating abdominal pain. Poneros, in the ONLY phone call he made to me in the ensuing three weeks, was to tell me the pain wasn't being caused by pancreatitis -- "impossible", he said. An hour later, it was diagnosed as acute pancreatitis and I remained hospitalized for three days and recovering for another 2.5 weeks. Dr. Poneros NEVER checked on or contacted me. BAD!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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NEW YORK CITY, NY – Apr 03, 2019
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He is extremely competent and explains everything very clearly and patiently. I have done very well under his care. He listens to my questions and concerns.
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
6 people found this helpful
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John Moroney in New York, NY – Feb 21, 2017
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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. Poneros' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Colon Cancer Screening
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Dr. Poneros performs Colon Cancer Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Poneros performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Ultrasound, Esophageal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poneros performs Ultrasound, Esophageal more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Poneros performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Colorectal Cancer Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poneros performs Colorectal Cancer Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Poneros performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Poneros' conditions and procedures:

  • Achalasia
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Procedure
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impedance Testing
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Medication Management
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • pH Probe
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Purpura
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stye
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin K Deficiency
  • Wheezing
  • Wireless pH Testing

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GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthFirst
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Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Oxford Health Plans
SelectCare
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
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Medicare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
VNS Choice
Vytra Health Plans
WellCare

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Biography

Dr. Poneros is an Associate Professor at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Program Director of the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship....Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Brighams and Womans Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Columbia Presbyterian Med Center
Residency Hospital
1995
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. John Poneros, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 342-1546 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. John Poneros, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Poneros has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. John Poneros, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. John Poneros, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Poneros' profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. John Poneros, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. John Poneros, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Poneros frequently treats Colon Cancer Screening, Ultrasound, Esophageal, and Colorectal Cancer Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Poneros treats.

Where is Dr. John Poneros, MD's office located?

Dr. Poneros' office is located at 161 Fort Washington Ave # 862, New York, NY 10032. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

New York, NY

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