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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
811 Sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Lee De Lacy is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. De Lacy include gastrointestinal bleeding, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. De Lacy attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. De Lacy is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. De Lacy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Awsare obtained her medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Her areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Taub is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Dr. Taub is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at New York Medical College and SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Leonard's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Leonard has received professional recognition including the following: 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.