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Christian G. Peyre, M.D.

Christian G. Peyre, M.D.

Thoracic & Foregut Surgery , Surgery , Cancer

4.9 out of 5 stars
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Colorectal Surgery - Webster

875 Hard Road
Webster, NY 14580

Esophageal & Thoracic Surgery - Rochester

Ambulatory Care Center at Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Rochester, NY 14642

About Me

Certified Specialties

Surgery (General Surgery) - American Board of Surgery

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Surgery, Thoracic (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, Brigham & Womens Hospital. 2009 - 2011

Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. 2007 - 2009

Fellowship, Research, Keck Hospital of USC. 2005 - 2007

Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. 2003 - 2005

Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. 2002 - 2003


MD | University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. 2002


Cardiothoracic Surgeon Scholar Award. 2011

Most Outstanding Resident Award. 2009

Outstanding Scholar Award. 2009

Sagar Gupta Memorial Scholarship Award. 2002

Alpha Omega Alpha. 2001

Graduation with Distinction in General Scholarship. 1998

Honor Roll. 1994 - 1997


Journal Articles

Tumor differentiation impacts response to neoadjuvant therapy and survival in patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma.

McKay SC, Louie BE, Molena D, Andrews WG, Boerner T, Hofstetter WL, Yeung J, Darling GE, Sharata A, Peyre CG, Dunn C, Lipham JC, Marginean H, DeMeester SR

The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.. 2023 October 1 Epub 10/01/2023.

Primary Esophageal Melanoma with Aberrant CD56 Expression: A Potential Diagnostic Pitfall.

Katerji H, Childs JM, Bratton LE, Peyre CG, Huber AR

Case reports in pathology.. 2017 2017 :9052637. Epub 11/05/2017.

24-h multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH monitoring may be an inadequate test for detecting gastroesophageal reflux in patients with mixed typical and atypical symptoms.

Han MS, Lada MJ, Nieman DR, Tschoner A, Peyre CG, Jones CE, Watson TJ, Peters JH

Surgical endoscopy.. 2015 July 29 (7):1700-8. Epub 11/15/2014.

Surgical Management of Barrett's Esophagus.

Peyre CG, Watson TJ

Gastroenterology clinics of North America.. 2015 June 44 (2):459-71. Epub 03/24/2015.

Neoadjuvant treatment response in negative nodes is an important prognosticator after esophagectomy.

Nieman DR, Peyre CG, Watson TJ, Cao W, Lunt MD, Lada MJ, Han MS, Jones CE, Peters JH

The Annals of thoracic surgery.. 2015 January 99 (1):277-83. Epub 11/05/2014.

Eliminating a need for esophagectomy: endoscopic treatment of Barrett esophagus with early esophageal neoplasia.

Lada MJ, Watson TJ, Shakoor A, Nieman DR, Han M, Tschoner A, Peyre CG, Jones CE, Peters JH

Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.. 2014 26 (4):274-84. Epub 12/24/2014.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, proton-pump inhibitor use and Barrett's esophagus in esophageal adenocarcinoma: Trends revisited.

Lada MJ, Nieman DR, Han M, Timratana P, Alsalahi O, Peyre CG, Jones CE, Watson TJ, Peters JH

Surgery.. 2013 October 154 (4):856-64; discussion 864-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Reflux-associated oxygen desaturations: usefulness in diagnosing reflux-related respiratory symptoms.

Wilshire CL, Salvador R, Sepesi B, Niebisch S, Watson TJ, Litle VR, Peyre CG, Jones CE, Peters JH

Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.. 2013 January 17 (1):30-8. Epub 11/10/2012.

Minimally invasive surgery for esophageal cancer.

Peyre CG, Peters JH

Surgical oncology clinics of North America.. 2013 January 22 (1):15-25, v. Epub 1900 01 01.

Dysphagia postfundoplication: more commonly hiatal outflow resistance than poor esophageal body motility.

Wilshire CL, Niebisch S, Watson TJ, Litle VR, Peyre CG, Jones CE, Peters JH

Surgery.. 2012 October 152 (4):584-92; discussion 592-4. Epub 08/31/2012.

Intraluminal pH and goblet cell density in Barrett's esophagus.

Theodorou D, Ayazi S, Demeester SR, Zehetner J, Peyre CG, Grant KS, Augustin F, Oh DS, Lipham JC, Chandrasoma PT, Hagen JA, Demeester TR

Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.. 2012 March 16 (3):469-74. Epub 11/18/2011.

Reliability of a procedural checklist as a high-stakes measurement of advanced technical skill.

Peyré SE, Peyré CG, Hagen JA, Sullivan ME

American journal of surgery.. 2010 January 199 (1):110-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

Measurement of gastric pH in ambulatory esophageal pH monitoring.

Ayazi S, Leers JM, Oezcelik A, Abate E, Peyre CG, Hagen JA, DeMeester SR, Banki F, Lipham JC, DeMeester TR, Crookes PF

Surgical endoscopy.. 2009 September 23 (9):1968-73. Epub 12/06/2008.

Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication assessment: task analysis as a model for the development of a procedural checklist.

Peyre SE, Peyre CG, Hagen JA, Sullivan ME, Lipham JC, Demeester SR, Peters JH, Demeester TR

Surgical endoscopy.. 2009 June 23 (6):1227-32. Epub 12/05/2008.

Bravo catheter-free pH monitoring: normal values, concordance, optimal diagnostic thresholds, and accuracy.

Ayazi S, Lipham JC, Portale G, Peyre CG, Streets CG, Leers JM, Demeester SR, Banki F, Chan LS, Hagen JA, Demeester TR

Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.. 2009 January 7 (1):60-7. Epub 08/16/2008.

Recurrence of intramucosal esophageal adenocarcinoma arising in a former esophagostomy site: a unique case report.

Leers JM, DeMeester SR, Ayazi S, Tang AL, Peyre CG, Lipham JC, Hagen JA, DeMeester TR

Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus. 2009 22 (6):E17-20. Epub 11/19/2008.

Predicting systemic disease in patients with esophageal cancer after esophagectomy: a multinational study on the significance of the number of involved lymph nodes.

Peyre CG, Hagen JA, DeMeester SR, Van Lanschot JJ, Hölscher A, Law S, Ruol A, Ancona E, Griffin SM, Altorki NK, Rice TW, Wong J, Lerut T, DeMeester TR

Annals of surgery.. 2008 December 248 (6):979-85. Epub 1900 01 01.

The number of lymph nodes removed predicts survival in esophageal cancer: an international study on the impact of extent of surgical resection.

Peyre CG, Hagen JA, DeMeester SR, Altorki NK, Ancona E, Griffin SM, Hölscher A, Lerut T, Law S, Rice TW, Ruol A, van Lanschot JJ, Wong J, DeMeester TR

Annals of surgery.. 2008 October 248 (4):549-56. Epub 1900 01 01.

En bloc esophagectomy reduces local recurrence and improves survival compared with transhiatal resection after neoadjuvant therapy for esophageal adenocarcinoma.

Rizzetto C, DeMeester SR, Hagen JA, Peyre CG, Lipham JC, DeMeester TR

The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.. 2008 June 135 (6):1228-36. Epub 05/23/2008.

Vagal-sparing esophagectomy.

Peyre CG, DeMeester TR

Advances in surgery.. 2008 42 :109-16. Epub 1900 01 01.

Vagal-sparing esophagectomy: the ideal operation for intramucosal adenocarcinoma and barrett with high-grade dysplasia.

Peyre CG, DeMeester SR, Rizzetto C, Bansal N, Tang AL, Ayazi S, Leers JM, Lipham JC, Hagen JA, DeMeester TR

Annals of surgery.. 2007 October 246 (4):665-71; discussion 671-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

A surgical skills elective can improve student confidence prior to internship.

Peyre SE, Peyre CG, Sullivan ME, Towfigh S

The Journal of surgical research.. 2006 June 1133 (1):11-5. Epub 03/31/2006.

Live donor liver transplantation without blood products: strategies developed for Jehovah's Witnesses offer broad application.

Jabbour N, Gagandeep S, Mateo R, Sher L, Strum E, Donovan J, Kahn J, Peyre CG, Henderson R, Fong TL, Selby R, Genyk Y

Annals of surgery.. 2004 August 240 (2):350-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Unusual cases of jaundice secondary to non-neoplastic bile duct obstruction.

Peyré CG, Wakim M, Mateo R, Genyk Y, Singh G, Selby RR, Jabbour N

The American surgeon.. 2004 July 70 (7):620-4. Epub 1900 01 01.


Kumar SR, Peyre CG, Sher LS.

Seminars in Anesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain. 2004; 23(1): 12-22.

Surgical management of complicated hydatid disease of the liver.

Jabbour N, Shirazi SK, Genyk Y, Mateo R, Pak E, Cosenza DC, Peyré CG, Selby RR

The American surgeon.. 2002 November 68 (11):984-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

The utility of preoperative routine carotid artery duplex scanning in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement.

Terramani TT, Hood DB, Rowe VL, Peyre C, Nuno IN, Katz SG, Kohl RD, Starnes VA, Weaver FA

Annals of vascular surgery.. 2002 March 16 (2):163-7. Epub 03/15/2002.

Live-donor liver transplantation: the USC experience.

Jabbour N, Genyk Y, Mateo R, Peyre C, Patel RV, Thomas D, Ralls P, Palmer S, Kanel G, Selby RR

Acta chirurgica Belgica.. 2001 101 (5):220-3. Epub 1900 01 01.


Adult Chest Surgery (2015)

Chapter: Three Hole Esophagectomy: The Brigham and Women's Hospital Approach

Authors: Christian G. Peyre, David J. Sugarbaker

Publisher: McGraw Hill, New York, NY 2015

Master Techniques in Surgery: Esophageal Surgery (2014)

Chapter: Colon Interposition

Authors: Thomas J. Watson, Christian G. Peyre

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA 2014

Master Techniques in Surgery: Esophageal Surgery (2014)

Chapter: Esophageal Perforation

Authors: Christian G. Peyre, Thomas J. Watson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA 2014

Current Surgical Therapy (2008)

Chapter: Tumors of the Esophagus

Authors: Peyre CG, DeMeester TR

Publisher: Mosby, St. Louis 2008

Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery: An Evidence Based Approach (2006)

Chapter: Gastric Emptying Procedures after Esophagectomy

Authors: Hagen JA, Peyre CG

Publisher: Springer, Philadelphia 2006

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.9 stars

Patient Comments

2.0 stars

Felt the doctor spoke at me- was not patient-centered at all. [...] There was a big lack of compassion [...] It isn't patient centered and won't be recommending it to people.

Apr 22, 2024

5.0 stars

Outstanding surgeon with an ease and confidence that draws the patient in.

Feb 27, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Peyre is a normal guy. I am so happy to have him. I feel so lucky to have him as my doctor.

Jan 29, 2024

5.0 stars

I am very grateful to everyone who participated in my excellent care. Thank you.

Jan 25, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Peyre is the BEST!

Jan 01, 2024

5.0 stars

I like the provider very much. [...]

Dec 25, 2023

2.6 stars

[...] I have only seen Dr. Peyre on annual follow up visits to discuss findings of my annual CT scan. This visit was spent discussing his concerns on my blood pressure, which he advised he would be contacting my primary about. Only as the doctor was getting ready to leave, did mention of my scan results come up. I was disappointed.

Dec 10, 2023

5.0 stars

Very satisfied

Oct 25, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Peyre is a wonderful doctor

Oct 12, 2023

5.0 stars

Told the facts [...]

Aug 14, 2023


Dr. Peyre is the best.

Aug 04, 2023


He contacted my cardiologist the very same day for degerming my ability to tolerate surgery. He moves things forward quickly.

Jul 24, 2023


Good experience

Jul 19, 2023


Dr. Peyre is the best. He is genuinely concerned for my well being.

Jun 14, 2023


About way above excellent.

May 11, 2023


I'm always sharing Dr Peyre's information to other people and even other doctors to refer him

May 03, 2023


He successfully removed a large tumor from my lower left lung. It was larger than what had been expected. He was sble to get it all out.

Apr 26, 2023


We were meeting to discuss the results of a CT scan ordered by my recent visit to ER. Peyre is an excellent provider.

Apr 26, 2023


I am so thankful that my gastro dr referred me to Dr. Peyre. I had to go through a surgery but he helped me with the problems I was having and I feel like my eating/life with be better once I heal and recover

Apr 17, 2023


When Dr. Peyre saw results of tests, he moved quickly & efficiently to keep momentum moving.

Apr 10, 2023


Dr. Peyre was incredible. Very in depth trying to get to bottom of my issue. Explained things very concise and easy to understand. Felt like he was really engaged and wanting to help. Can't ask for more.

Apr 05, 2023


I would recommend this office and Dr. Peyre to everyone.

Apr 04, 2023

The Dr didnt seem to concerned about my current situation. Just said we would wait a yr and to call him if things get worse.

Mar 31, 2023


Dr. Peyre is an excellent and caring doctor!

Mar 25, 2023


Very confident in provider trusted any decisions made - great choice.

Feb 27, 2023



Feb 22, 2023


I highly respect Dr. Peyre and he is perfect for me! Sensitive, caring, cheerful, intelligent and patient.

Feb 13, 2023


I can't say enough about my provider, he is excellent in all areas.

Feb 11, 2023


Always answered my concern's and my husband and I were always comfortable with everyone.

Jan 31, 2023


The doctor and staff were very willing to consider my request to have some of the upcoming tests done at a medical facility closer to my home to eliminate any winter time weather issues.

Dec 26, 2022


Doctor always asks my opinions and concerns and listens to what I tell him.

Dec 13, 2022


Dr Peyre is outstanding and the surgery he performed dramatically improved my life

Oct 23, 2022


Dr. Peyre seemed very rushed. He spent maybe 5-10 mins. with me. Thankfully the nurse already had gathered quite a bit of info on my condition.

Oct 20, 2022


Dr. Peyre is the best!

Oct 10, 2022


Dr. Peyre is a wonderful surgeon. URMC is lucky to have him!

Sep 20, 2022


I would definitely recommend this provider to friends and family.

Sep 09, 2022


Good experience with Dr Peyre. Fantastic. Overall great bed side manner too.

Aug 30, 2022


Always good

Aug 13, 2022


Dr. Peyre is extraordinary, skilled, competent, considerate, compassionate, an excellent listener.

Jul 15, 2022


I can only say I'm very happy with UR and have always been treated very well by everyone I have had contact with.

May 07, 2022


My stomach hernia surgery is to be scheduled in the fall to accommodate my schedule which I appreciate.

May 04, 2022


One of the best doctors I have had.

May 04, 2022


I would have liked a little more time with the doctor to discuss questions. He had an emergency & was rushing - usually very thorough & helpful.

Mar 30, 2022