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We found 8 gastroenterologists near Westbrook, CT.

Dr. Prakash V Huded, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9 Wildwood Medical Center; 35 Saybrook Road
Essex, CT
 

Dr. Prakash Huded specializes in adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine and practices in Portland, CT and Essex, CT. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer, liver disease, and colon polyps. Dr. Huded honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Huded (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Kannada and Hindi. Dr. Huded is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Colon Polyps, Liver Disease, Cancer

Dr. Gregor John Koobatian, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12 Bokum Road
Essex, CT
 

Dr. Gregor Koobatian's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Koobatian honors Medicare insurance. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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Dr. Edmund Y Chung, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12 Bokum Road
Essex, CT
 

Dr. Edmund Chung is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Chung is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5 Pequot Park Road; Suite 302
Westbrook, CT
 

Dr. Jackie Chuong is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chuong has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chuong has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5 Pequot Park Road; Suite 302
Westbrook, CT
 

Dr. Michael Dorfman's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dorfman is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Dorfman graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, Colon ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5 Pequot Park Road; Suite 301
Westbrook, CT
 

Dr. Kelly Nelson sees patients in Westbrook, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Nelson's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson honors. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5 Pequot Park Road; Suite 302
Westbrook, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Illick's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Illick takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of New York-Presbyterian Hospital's residency program. Dr. Illick speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
633 Middlesex Turnpike
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Arik Alper practices pediatric gastroenterology in New Haven, CT and Old Saybrook, CT. Dr. Alper accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Alper 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.