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We found 7 gastroenterologists who accept Medicare Advantage near West Orange, NJ.

Dr. Michael Tyshkov, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
33 Overlook Road; Suite 208
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Tyshkov is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. He is conversant in Russian. Dr. Tyshkov's areas of expertise include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and nutrition issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He attended Ural State Medical Academy for medical school and subsequently trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tyshkov has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Vitaly A Fishbein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
401 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Vitaly Fishbein practices adult gastroenterology in West Orange, NJ and Fair Lawn, NJ. Dr. Fishbein is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He graduated from Danylo Halytsky Lviv Medical University. Dr. Fishbein has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors. Dr. Fishbein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Dr. Robert A Ruffini, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
745 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Ruffini works as an adult gastroenterologist. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Ruffini is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ruffini is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
5 Franklin Avenue; Suite 109
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Depasquale practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Depasquale obtained his medical school training at the University of Genoa Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Dr. Robert S Spira, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
5 Franklin Avenue; Suite 109
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Spira is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Belleville, NJ. He is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Clara Maass Medical Center. Dr. Spira graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. He is in-network for Amerigroup, AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Steven C Fiske, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1500 Pleasant Valley Way; #306
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Fiske works as an adult gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Fiske is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fiske graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Bellevue Hospital Center for his residency.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
360 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ
 

Dr. Lynette Suarez is an adult gastroenterologist in Caldwell, NJ. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Suarez honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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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.