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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
811 Sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Lee De Lacy specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Lumberton, NJ and Burlington, NJ. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. De Lacy is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Dr. De Lacy accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. De Lacy's medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Wireless Esophageal pH Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Monica B Awsare, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
811 Sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Monica Awsare is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Awsare's clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Awsare is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
811 Sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. William Taub's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Taub's clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. He studied medicine at New York Medical College and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Taub trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Taub is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
811 Sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Maurice Leonard is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leonard include colposcopy, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Leonard has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, ... (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.