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We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Medicare near Ansonia, CT.

Dr. Jeffrey Theodore Dreznick, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
22 Westfield Avenue
Ansonia, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Dreznick is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Ansonia, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Dreznick (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Dreznick's professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for his residency. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Malabsorption, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Mark Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
22 Westfield Avenue
Ansonia, CT
 

Dr. Harold Schwartz is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schwartz is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Colitis, ERCP, Advanced Endoscopy

Dr. Jonathan T Simon, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
22 Westfield Avenue; Floor 2
Ansonia, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Simon's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Simon is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Simon's training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Capsule Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
245 Amity Road; Suite 206
Woodbridge, CT
 

Dr. Howard Likier's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Likier has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 290
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Diane Gallo-Vaness is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Shelton, CT and New Haven, CT. She trained at Bridgeport Hospital for residency. Dr. Gallo-Vaness is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.