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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 an adult gastroenterologist in Ansonia, CT and New Haven, CT. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Dreznick attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Dreznick (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Ansonia, CT. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Schwartz graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and hepatitis C. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Simon is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Woodbridge, CT, New Haven, CT, and Hamden, CT. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Likier trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Likier 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' specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Gallo-Vaness is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She trained at Bridgeport Hospital for her residency. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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.