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About Dr. Gil I Ascunce MD
Dr. Gil I Ascunce has 3 locations
60 Gramercy Park N Apt 1B
New York, NY 10010
161 Madison Ave Rm 10SW
New York, NY 10016
Dr. Gil I Ascunce has the following 2 specialties
A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Gil I Ascunce has the following 13 expertise
- Hepatitis C
- Pancreas inflammation (Pancreatitis)
- Abdominal Pain
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
- Celiac Disease
- Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Ultrasonic Endoscopy (EUS)
Dr. Gil I Ascunce is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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BEST DOCTOR EVER!!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Gil I Ascunce - Posted on October 10th, 2019
Let me tell you a bit about my story. I have been very sick for five months and ended up three times at ER but still could not solve my problems. As I was always an extremely healthy person who have never been sick before I was devastated, stopped working and spent the last four months visiting doctors to find a solution to my health issues. After an extensive research based on my legal background, I came across to Dr. Ascunce profile and I deeply believed he could help me and I was right. My previous GI was horrible, a nightmare who not only rushed me for her to be able to see the next patients but also she did not inform me promptly about the endoscopy result. What is the whole point of an endoscopy if a doctor does not inform you about the results promptly (especially if you have something serious)? Clearly, she only cared about getting paid by the insurance. To get worse, when she informed me that I was infected with a stomach bacteria, she prescribed me the antibiotics incorrectly which made me even more sick and I was extremely scared of all this situation. Be careful who you choose as your GI because it can change the course of your life as it happened to me. Had not been this nightmare I would have been able to be back to work and enjoy more my life. I am so glad I met Dr. Ascunce who not only had to correct the mistake my previous GI made but also started a completely different treatment for my recovery. I was skeptical I would ever get better but, today is my fourth day of treatment and have been feeling wonderful, with more energy and hope than ever even still taking these strong antibiotics. Dr. Ascunce is not only a very compassionate, extremely smart, modest and caring BUT is also a doctor who practices a conscientious medicine. A great deal of conscientious medicine is not just writing prescription drugs and performing surgical procedures. It involves understanding the individual patient in his or her totality as a person. I am really impressed with his treatment and I have a hope (which i lost in the last months...) that I will get better soon and will be back to the person I used to be :energetic, motivated and physically active. Dr Ascunce is a great human being who understands that being a doctor is more than a financial reward.....!!! Please, if you read my review, go to see him if you ever get any issue with your stomach, you will be glad you did.
Friendly and thorough, with great communication skills
Self-verified patient of Dr. Gil I Ascunce - Posted on May 9th, 2019
I came to Dr. Ascunce with acid reflux, and he also performed an endoscopy on me. I found him very pleasant, and, most importantly, very good at explaining and open to my questions. I tend to always look for possible alternatives to pharmaceuticals, and value if a physician takes that seriously, as Dr. Ascunce did. This being said, I would fully trust his recommendations should pharma products prove necessary.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Gil I Ascunce - Posted on February 17th, 2016
Self-verified patient of Dr. Gil I Ascunce - Posted on November 26th, 2014
Self-verified patient of Dr. Gil I Ascunce - Posted on January 30th, 2012
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2015, 2017)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
16 Years Experience
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2004
Dr. Gil I Ascunce Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
HIP of NY
- Emblem HIP Select PPO
- Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Gil I Ascunce
Dr. Ascunce takes care of patients in Manhattan from his office in Gramercy Park. He graduated with honors from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. During residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell, he was elected Assistant Chief Resident. He then left New York to complete a fellowship at the University of Miami, where he developed an interest in pancreatic diseases. After fellowship, he returned to New York and completed an Advanced Interventional Endoscopy fellowship to treat the most technically demanding GI problems. He is the son of Cuban and Spanish parents and speaks fluent Spansih. Since his time as a decorated varsity athlete and Big East Soccer Champion with the Georgetown Hoyas, He continues to play soccer recreationally on our city fields. Dr. Ascunce has treated a large demographic of patients and has traveled to teach young doctors and treat patients from Tanzania to Nicaragua to Manhattan. He demonstrates a true vocation to patient care and looks forward to meeting you.
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