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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Ashwin Ananthakrishnan specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ananthakrishnan (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi-Urdu. In his practice, Dr. Ananthakrishnan focuses on crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Ananthakrishnan attended Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) for medical school. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ananthakrishnan's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Esperance Schaefer is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), viral hepatitis, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schaefer honors. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Schaefer attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Schaefer's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cirrhosis, Upper Endoscopy, Abnormal Liver Function Tests, Gastrointestinal Problems, Viral ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Pratt practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. His clinical interests include hepatitis C, liver tumor, and bile duct cancer. Dr. Pratt's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pratt takes. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Pratt attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Pratt is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Liver Tumor, Cirrhosis, Bile Duct Cancer, Abnormal Liver Function Tests, Hepatitis B

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Forcione's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Forcione's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Forcione include barrett's esophagus, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha (Chapter President, BU School of Medicine); Phi Beta Kappa; and Summa Cum Laude (Valedictorian) - BU School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Forcione has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Cysts, Esophagus Problems, Pancreatitis, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street; Suite 300
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Francis Colizzo's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Colizzo include barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Colizzo is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Colizzo's practice is open to new patients. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. and Fellow, American College of Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Cysts, Radiofrequency Ablation, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Clayton Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Hardy is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Emerson Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hardy's office for an appointment. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Hardy completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Hardy (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street; Suite 300
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Hamed Khalili's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khalili speaks Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khalili include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Bedford VA Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Khalili's distinctions include: UCB Inflammatory Bowel Disease Award; Ccfa; and ACG international Grant. Dr. Khalili is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Mark Salvatore sees patients in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salvatore include celiac disease. Dr. Salvatore is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before completing his residency at Floating Hospital for Children, Dr. Salvatore attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Sackler School of Graduate BioMedical Sciences-Fellow Clinical Research, 7/04 to 6/06.. Dr. Salvatore has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Bariatric Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Fatima Stanford's areas of specialization are bariatric medicine and adult gastroenterology. In her practice, Dr. Stanford focuses on health promotion and weight loss. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Stanford is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and a graduate of Palmetto Health Richland's residency program. Her distinctions include: Who's Who in America; American College of Physicians Johnson Leadership Award; and Excellence in Ambulatory General Medicine/ University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Health Promotion, Weight Loss, Weight Management, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Medication

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Manish Gala is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gala studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Michael Thiim practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Thiim's education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Thiim include diagnostic endoscopy, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence General Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Thiim's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Hypertension, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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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.