Dr. Michael Pezzone, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 56

Dr. Pezzone
Accepting new patients

Upmc Mercy

1515 Locust St Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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(412) 232-8888

Dr. Michael Pezzone, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Uf Health The Villages Hospital and UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pezzone to book an appointment.

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Dr. Pezzone is affiliated with UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital Pittsburgh, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Pezzone's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pezzone performs Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pezzone performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, or Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pezzone treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Pezzone treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Hernia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pezzone treats Hernia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Pezzone treats this condition more than 97% 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. Pezzone's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • IBS Associated With Pain Disorders
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Pezzone accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Coventry Health Care
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
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MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
UPMC
UPMC PPO
WellPoint

Dr. Pezzone's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pezzone

3.2

Based on 9 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(3)
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What went well
  • Office environment (6)
  • Staff friendliness (6)
  • Wait times (6)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
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Doctor Pezzone was patient and insightful. When the first tests were normal he ordered more until we figured out what was wrong, and gave me advice that helped me get better.
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
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Rob – Jun 21, 2019
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Our family experience was a -1. He was arrogant and dismissive from word one. If we had not been in shock at the first words out of his mouth we would have walked out of the office in the first 60 seconds.
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On January 3rd I had procedure with this Doctor. I can honestly say it was a pleasant experience. He made me feel very comfortable instantly. Any other problems relating to any gastro problems, I will be on the telephone to him! I highly recommend this doctor, and have already told several friends about him.
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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Nina Rosenfield in The Villages, Florida – Mar 06, 2018
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After reviewing his credentials I felt it would be a good match for me and my condition, Had a colonoscopy scheduled, no pre-op visit, no post-op visit, no biopsy results, no communication with him at all. Only spoke with nurse on the phone. Very disappointed.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
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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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Pezzone provides the utmost care to his patients as evidenced by numerous awards and great lengths patient travel to see him.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Hepatology

Board Certifications

Education

2000
University of Pittsburgh - Presbyterian Shadyside
Fellowship Hospital
1997
University of Pittsburgh - Presbyterian Shadyside
Residency Hospital
1995
University of Pittsburgh - Presbyterian Shadyside
Internship Hospital
1987
Cornell University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Pittsburgh Magazine Top Doctor in Gastroenterology, 2008
  • Pittsburgh Magazine Top Doctor in Gastroenterology, 2010
  • Pittsburgh Magazine Top Doctor in Gastroenterology, 2009

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What are Dr. Michael Pezzone, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pezzone frequently treats Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage), Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), and Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pezzone treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Pezzone, MD's office located?

Dr. Pezzone's office is located at 1515 Locust St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Michael Pezzone, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Upmc Mercy

Mercy Digestive Health Center1515 Locust St Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Uf Health The Villages Hospital

The Villages, FL

51% Patient Experience Rating, 18% lower than the national average

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

UPMC Montefiore

Pittsburgh, PA

3 Awards Received

UPMC Presbyterian

Pittsburgh, PA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Upmc Shadyside

Pittsburgh, PA

3 Awards Received