Dr. Luis Barraza is dual certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine and is board eligible in Gastroenterology. Dr. Barraza earned his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and went on to complete his Internal Medicine training at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical College. He graduated from the prestigious Gastroenterology fellowship program at New York Presbyterian – Columbia University Irving Medical Center Gastroenterology, during which time he obtained certification in the medical management of obesity.
Dr. Barraza’s clinical interests cover a broad range of conditions including acid reflux, colitis, colon cancer screening and prevention, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, disorders of the stomach, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, swallowing disorders, chronic constipation, and liver diseases including hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis. He is a firm believer in achieving and maintaining the health of his patients through lifestyle modifications and weight loss.
In his clinical care practice, Dr. Barraza performs upper and lower GI endoscopy with various diagnostic and therapeutic interventions including stricture dilation, BRAVO pH monitoring, esophageal variceal banding, video capsule endoscopy, and gastrostomy/feeding tube placement.
Dr. Barraza derives much joy from developing strong relationships with his patients and is fluent in both English and Spanish. He takes great pride in offering compassionate, comprehensive, individualized care.
MD – New York University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine – Weill Cornell Medical Center
Gastroenterology – Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, CUMC
Gastroenterology (2021) – American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine – American Board of Internal Medicine