Steven A. Gorcey is a distinguished physician based in Oakhurst, New Jersey. With twenty-five years of experience he is a leading expert in his sub-specialty of gastroenterology. He founded Monmouth Gastroenterology in 1991 and is the current Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at Monmouth Medical Center.
After earning his medical degree from Tel Aviv University in Israel, Gorcey returned to the United States where he completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York, during which he served as an Assistant Clinical Instructor for Stonybrook Medical School. Today, he continues his dedication to teaching the next generation of young doctors at Drexel University Medical school as an Assistant Clinical Professor with teaching responsibilities for both medical and surgical students and residents.
As a leader in his field, Gorcey is renowned for his use of cutting-edge techniques in Gastroenterology. While routine Colon Cancer Screening and Upper Endoscopy comprise the majority of his practice, he also has special interests in some of the most advanced endoscopic procedures performed in the world today.
Along with being an expert in biliary endoscopy (ERCP-Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography), a method of treating bile duct disorders through the mouth, Gorcey is one of a few select physicians in the world performing Restorative Obesity Surgery Endoscopically (an a incisionless method of revising the stomach after gastric bypass surgery) utilizing the Apollo Overstitch endoscopic suturing platform, and E.S.D (Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection ), a technique to remove large precancerous tumors. Further, he was the first doctor in New Jersey to perform BARRX radio frequency ablation for Barret's Esophagus, (a non-invasive way of removing pre-cancerous tissue from the esophagus) and POEM (Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy) for Achalasia.
Dr. Gorcey’s close relationship with the advanced laparoscopic surgeons at Monmouth Medical Center allows him to approach complex problems with novel combinations of operative endoscopic and surgical techniques.
I am using several advanced techniques that most of my colleagues are not trained for. I'm actually now three years into it, and I'm starting to see a lot of tertiary referrals from other gastroenterologists, which is the ultimate compliment. I have had great success is removing very large pre-cancerous lesions from the Gastrointestinal tract that others have not been able to remove, saving patients from much more invasive surgical resections. I am also presently the only physician performing POEM for Achalasia in the state of New Jersey and most currently the first in the region to place intragastric balloons endoscopically for weight loss.
With an eye for the cutting edge, Dr. Gorcey’s leadership in Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy gives him a unique position from which to rapidly adopt new technologies and developing trends in the field, particularly procedures performed in tandem with laparoscopic surgeons.
I feel privileged to be practicing at a time when endoscopy and laparoscopy are intersecting to create a whole new field of surgical endoscopy, where the only limit is your imagination. These techniques are inevitably going to require, a combined endoscopic - surgical fellowship in the future. This is already beginning to happen in many surgical programs of leading academic institutions.
After a quarter-century of success behind him, Gorcey shows no signs of slowing down. Looking to the future, he envisions continued growth for his already vibrant practice.
My favorite adage is 'if you are not moving forward then you are falling behind'. In the coming years I see my tertiary referrals increasing, especially for advanced lesion resection, swallowing disorders, and weight loss procedures.
Detailed Career Information
Steven A. Gorcey received his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. He went on to do his Internal Medicine Residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and completed his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Winthrop University Hospital in 1991. During fellowship Dr. Gorcey was an Assistant Clinical Instructor for Stony Brook Medical School. He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
Dr. Gorcey is the senior and founding partner of Monmouth Gastroenterology, a division of Allied Digestive Health LLC, and currently serves as the Chief of the division of Gastroenterology at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey. In addition, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Drexel University Medical school. Dr. Gorcey also has attending privileges and is active at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
Dr. Gorcey is a member of the the American Society for Gastro-intestinal Endoscopy, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and Society of American Gastroenterological and Surgical Endoscopy. He has received numerous awards and recognitions over the course of his career, including the Patients' Choice Award and the Compassionate Doctor Recognition in 201, and the On-Time Doctor Award in 2014 from Vitals.
Dr. Gorcey has lectured on many occasions to the SGNA (Society of Gastroenterological nurses association), and recently to the Southern Jersey Gastroenterology Club on the POEM procedure. He is well published and was the first in the world to describe the ex-vivo human stomach model to practice advanced endoscopic techniques.