161 Madison Avenue
RM 10 SW
New York, NY
Dr. Ascunce, has and will always be my kind of Doctor. Kind, considerate, compassionate but most of all caring. He has always been, with me, a very patient and attentive person. I trust and admire his manner. He is upfront and honShow moreest. Above all he listens attentively. I can remember seeing him at the Ryan-NENA Clinic, on the lower East side. He looks a little younger now but he also appears happier and much healthier. In my first visit he has already scheduled me for a couple of appointments to expedite my recovery. I have no doubt that I will come out of this quickly and painlessly. A young and highly intelligent man. I am so very fortunate to have been able to see him again. I am no longer worried about my multiple conditions. He is clear, consice and a true professional. Thank you for allowing me to speak my piece.
Most Doctors tend to talk at you in appointments with not much patience for whatever your situation may be. Always feeling as if I need to be rushed out so they can get to their next appointment. Dr. Ascunce is the exact opposite Show moreof that. He talks with you about your situation, offers many options based in new and old research, gives you space to find your words for expressing you let symptoms, and overall makes you know you have his full attention and time I not an issue. He’s a great Doctor who understands half of the appointment needs to be creating an environment where the patient can feel relaxed enough to be able to articulate their symptoms accurately as to receive the best assistant from him as possible.
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Gil I. Ascunce, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist in New York City who treats patients from his main office in Manhattan on Madison Avenue, as well as in several non-profit community healthcare centers throughout the city. Dr. Ascunce has expertise in a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders and conditions including acid reflux, abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea. He also has special expertise in pancreatic diseases, removing large polyps, and Barrett's esophagus. He was born in Virginia to Cuban and Spanish immigrants, and he has native fluency in both Spanish and English.
Dr. Ascunce completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. At Georgetown, he excelled in academics and was also a decorated varsity athlete for the Hoyas’ Big East championship soccer team. After completing his undergraduate studies, Dr. Ascunce went on to earn a Master of Science in Physiology and Biophysics and then also earned his medical degree at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors.
Dr. Ascunce then moved to New York for a residency in Internal Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. After residency, he continued his medical education and completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in South Florida. While training in gastroenterology, Dr. Ascunce developed a special interest in advanced endoscopic procedures. Finally, he returned to New York for an additional year of specialized training with an advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. While he was once a full-time interventional endoscopist and in academic practice, his current practice emphasis is to treat and educate his patients and their community for all gastrointestinal diseases.
Dr. Ascunce is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and he teaches medical residents and gastroenterologists-in-training at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Ascunce has engaged in various research projects including basic science research, clinical pharmacology, and clinical research. He has published papers in several major gastroenterology journals and he has presented his research at several national conferences.
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Gil I. Ascunce, MD
161 Madison Avenue
RM 10 SW
New York, NY, 10016
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Gil I. Ascunce, MD
Dr Ascunce was very patient and gave me enough time to tell him my complains. Dr. Ascunce highly highly profesional and compassionate. I do recommend him to my family members and friends.
Welcomed questions and reassuring
Kind, diligent, committed, resourseful doctor, I am very grateful to have landed in his care.
Takes time to listen to you. Helped me after one visit when a Staten Island doctor didn’t for 2 consecutive months of visits and tests and suffering.
Dr. Ascunce and his staff are really great. He's very attentive and diligent. I was very comfortable around him and he was very clear with his instructions and review. The people in his office are also kind, welcoming and diligent. He's on time. Good stuff.
The best best….. GI Dr that I ever went to.
Dr. Ascunce took his time to listen to me and find a solution to my problems, focusing on the patient. I would definitely recommend him.
Really great bedside manner explained everything perfectly and really funny!
El mejor doctor.es muy profecional y habla espańol,me entendio perfectamente.gracias doctor gil.
Friendly and professional!
Wonderful doctor who explained everything I need to know to prepare for the procedure. Great experience!
Professional and knowledgeable
Always very good, feels good after the visit.
Terrific. Very calming. Smart. Thorough.
very pleasant on time thorough sincerely interested
Dr Ascunce is a human being and treats you like one. He knows his stuff, has excelent bed manners and emphatetic with the plight of his patients. I recomend him wholeheartedly.
Dr. Ascunce was GREAT! Very personable, answered all my questions in detail and provided all the information I was looking for.
Very pleasant greeting really felt like he cared
Dr. Ascunce thoroughly explained the procedure, clearly answered my questions and provided a very calming atmosphere during my consultation with him.
Give you a lot of confidence, you fell as you known him for a long time. Very happy to had seen him.
Lovely reception, incredibly informative doctor. A pleasure to speak to and so happily accommodated my needs. I would thoroughly recommend Dr Gil Ascunce to everyone! Thank you
It's the best doctor
Dr. Ascunce and his staff are all professional, and provide a family oriented feel. They are attentive, quick to help and are very thorough. I highly recommend!
Great Doctor and office
Dr Ascunce explained many facets in great detail & took the time to respond to all questions.
Dr. Ascunce is the best! He spends a lot time listening to my concerns and is very knowledgeable about the latest treatments. Great bedside manner and always makes me feel comfortable when discussing sensitive GI issues. Highly recommend!
Great. Thorough examination and explanation of colonoscopy. Great bow tie. The kind of doctor-patient interaction that makes a care-resistant patient like me get the preventive care we all need.
Besides being a great doctor, Dr. Ascunce listen to my concerns and give me his best advice based on that. Also, habla español!