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Dr. Michael Bays, DO

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 65

  
Dr. Bays

Gastroenterology Assocs-SW FL

4790 Barkley Cir Ste A Fort Myers, FL 33907
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(239) 275-8882

Dr. Michael Bays, DO is a gastroenterology specialist in Fort Myers, FL and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at top hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Bays accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Advantra
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Pioneer
AvMed
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Coventry Health Care
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Florida Blue
Fortified Provider Network
Freedom Health
Freedom Network
Great West Life
Group Health Incorporated (GHI)
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medicare
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
MVP Health Care
National Preferred Provider Network
PHCS
POMCO Group
Prestige Health Choice
Railroad Medicare
Self Pay
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

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. Bays' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dysphagia
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Dr. Bays treats Dysphagia more than 100% of his peers

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Stomach Diseases
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Dr. Bays treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bays treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Hemorrhoids
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Dr. Bays treats Hemorrhoids more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bays treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bays' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bravo pH Testing
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Duodenoscopy
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • High Resolution Esophageal Manometry
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Infrared Coagulation (IRC) Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • PillCam Capsule Endoscopy
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Bays' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bays

4.4

Based on 13 reviews

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I’ve been a patient of Dr Bays for over 15 years. He has literally saved my life a couple times, one of the times was an issue other than gastro ( breast cancer). He helped my husband also who had issues nobody else could figure out. He is the best Doctor I have ever had and I’ve had many! He is a wonderful humble man who takes the time to listen to your issues! Yamile S
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Just had a colonoscopy done. The staff is professional, friendly and attentive. Dr. Bays is all of those things and he has a calming effect before the procedure begins. Great job!
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Dr. Bays has been doing my colonoscopy's for 13 years, His office is ran efficient. He is very good at the procedure and great positive manners. Highly recommend
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I've had 3 colonoscopies with Dr. Bays , he is excellent, carefully explains the process and answers all questions. Post procedure he shows you the photos of your entire large intestine and fully discussed the results. Dr. Bays office Is well run and very organized. I highly recommend Dr. Michael Bays.
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I was nervous, never having a colonoscopy before..Heard a few horror stories, like people said they felt EVERYTHING!! but, the office staff, including the anesthesiologist, nurse and office prep staff were amazing!! super nice, friendly, professional..made me feel very comfortable...Was asleep for whole procedure!! LOVED that!! So efficient, and didn't make me feel like a number!! would give them a 10 +!!!
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About Me

Our practice utilizes physicians who hold degrees in either Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) . All of our physicians are fellowship trained and are Board Certified in Gastroenterology.  ...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

1986
Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Cape Coral Hospital

Cape Coral, FL

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)