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Dr. William Robert Brugge, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street; Gastroenterology Associates Blk 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. William Brugge is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and stomach cancer. Dr. Brugge is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Brugge attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Brugge takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His distinctions include: Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology.; Fellow, American Society of GI Endoscopy; and Fellow, American Gastroenterology Association. Dr. Brugge has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Pancreatitis, Neuroendocrine Tumors, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 120
  • Uninsured Cost: $828 - $1,833
  • Medicare Cost: $207 - $319
Dr. James Kenneth Piper, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Piper is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Piper obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received professional recognition including the following: Diamond Award. 1991. Hphc.. Dr. Piper (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Liver Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 180
  • Uninsured Cost: $878 - $1,330
  • Medicare Cost: $403 - $598
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street - Blake 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Brenna Casey specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests encompass therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Casey is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Casey has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. She has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Therapeutic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 163
  • Uninsured Cost: $828 - $1,833
  • Medicare Cost: $211 - $324
Dr. Frederick W Ruymann, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1611 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Frederick Ruymann's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ruymann average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). Dr. Ruymann is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ruymann include: Alpha Omega Alpha; Peer Recognition Award; and Board Of Fellows, Gettysburg College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Mount Auburn Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy, Pancreas Problems, Therapeutic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 188
  • Uninsured Cost: $702 - $980
  • Medicare Cost: $229 - $324
Dr. John Michael Kauffman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
291 Independence Drive
West Roxbury, MA
 

Dr. John Kauffman specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Chestnut Hill, MA, Burlington, MA, and West Roxbury, MA. Dr. Kauffman's clinical interests include endoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Sarnoff Scholar Award; Gidh Basic Research Award; and Aasld Schering Research Award. In addition to English, Dr. Kauffman (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Kauffman is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Preventive Care, Hepatitis B, Colorectal Cancer, Endoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 152
  • Uninsured Cost: $720 - $989
  • Medicare Cost: $291 - $598
Alan Hackford, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
11 Nevins Street; Suite 201 St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Brighton, MA
 

Dr. Alan Hackford sees patients in Brighton, MA and Boston, MA. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Hackford (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. Dr. Hackford graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hackford takes. Dr. Hackford has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctors in Boston in Colon and Rectal Surgery; Top Doctors in America; and Top Doctors in America, US news and World Report. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,306
  • Medicare Cost: $229
Dr. Steven J Shields, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Steven Shields practices adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Shields focuses on endoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Shields's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chief of Gastroenterology, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical; and School. Dr. Shields's professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Heartburn, Upper Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 261
  • Uninsured Cost: $720 - $957
  • Medicare Cost: $115 - $598
Dr. Yvona M Trnka, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2 Fenway Plaza
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Yvona Trnka is an adult gastroenterologist in Boston, MA. These areas are among Dr. Trnka's clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and endoscopy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). She accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Trnka's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Hchp Diamond Award and Peer Recognition Award. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Liver Transplant, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 187
  • Uninsured Cost: $848 - $957
  • Medicare Cost: $183 - $598
Dr. Gale S Fiarman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1611 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Gale Fiarman's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fiarman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Her clinical interests include cirrhosis and endoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Fiarman's education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is in-network for Medicaid, Medicare, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care insurance. She has received distinctions including Boston Best Doctor- Gastroenterology; Best Doctors in America- Gastroenterology; and Boston Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cirrhosis, Colorectal Problems, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Endoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 144
  • Uninsured Cost: $848 - $957
  • Medicare Cost: $188 - $598
Dr. James C Chou, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Chou is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chou (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests encompass endoscopy, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Winthrop University Hospital. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chou's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Hepatitis B, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 136
  • Uninsured Cost: $848 - $1,233
  • Medicare Cost: $184 - $598
Dr. Charles T Buzanis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Charles Buzanis, who practices in Boston, MA and Weymouth, MA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Buzanis's areas of expertise include peptic ulcer, endoscopy, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Buzanis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Buzanis graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then Dr. Buzanis performed Dr. Buzanis's residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Buzanis offers interpreting services for Dr. Buzanis's patients. Dr. Buzanis's professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Buzanis has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, HIV/AIDS, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Peptic Ulcer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 198
  • Uninsured Cost: $737 - $986
  • Medicare Cost: $211 - $598
Dr. James Alan Kemp, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26 City Hall Mall
Medford, MA
 

Dr. James Kemp, who practices in Medford, MA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kemp's areas of expertise include stomach problems, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. He is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Esophagus Problems, Liver Disease, Stomach Problems, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 106
  • Uninsured Cost: $848 - $957
  • Medicare Cost: $238 - $598
Dr. Gary M Lopes, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1611 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Gary Lopes is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Cambridge, MA, Weymouth, MA, and Newton, MA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lopes honors Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Dr. Lopes attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Portuguese. Dr. Lopes's professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Mount Auburn Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 97
  • Uninsured Cost: $866 - $1,209
  • Medicare Cost: $166 - $598
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Richter specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Boston, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richter include gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and cancer. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Richter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Richter has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American College Of Physicians; Fellow, American College Of Gastroenterology; and Associate Professor Of Medicine, Harvard Med Sch. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical Interests: Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Polyps, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 226
  • Uninsured Cost: $828 - $1,833
  • Medicare Cost: $224 - $321
Dr. Sharon Bearce Turissini, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1611 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Sharon Turissini is a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Turissini include inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. She honors Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Turissini welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Colorectal Cancer, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 83
  • Uninsured Cost: $848 - $957
  • Medicare Cost: $278 - $598
Roger Mitty, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11 Nevins Street; Suite 402
Brighton, MA
 

Dr. Roger Mitty's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mitty takes Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 137
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,306 - $1,762
  • Medicare Cost: $208 - $324

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What is a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is the use of a special tool called a colonoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end) to examine the inside of the colon and rectum. The tube is typically inserted anally, and it allows the physician to examine the large intestine from the inside. It may be done at any time to diagnose bowel problems, but routine colonoscopies are advised after the age of 50 to screen for colon cancer.

A colonoscopy may be performed to diagnose:
  • Intestinal ulcers
  • Polyps
  • Bowel cancer
  • An unidentified source of pain or bleeding in the intestine

You may be asked to drink only liquids in the days before a colonoscopy, or you may be given an enema to remove residual fecal matter. Before the exam, you are given medication to help you relax, and you lay on your side on a table. The scope is inserted into the anus and gently moved all the way through the large intestine. Air may be pumped into the intestine to improve the view for the physician. Any polyps that are found will be removed. Then the colonoscope will be withdrawn. A colonoscopy is not usually painful, but you may feel some bloating or have some cramps right afterward. If you had polyps removed you might experience a small amount of bleeding. Any side effects should go away within a few hours.