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 gastroenterologist. In addition to English, Dr. Tyshkov speaks Russian. His areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and nutrition issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He is a graduate of Ural State Medical Academy. For his professional training, Dr. Tyshkov completed a residency program at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Tyshkov has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He welcomes 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Fishbein is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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.

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

Dr. Robert Ruffini is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ruffini accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Lankenau Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Fiske is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Fiske is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Fiske attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Bellevue Hospital Center for residency.

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

Dr. Joseph Depasquale is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Depasquale attended the University of Genoa Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. 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 gastroenterologist. His professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Clara Maass Medical Center. Dr. Spira graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Spira completed residency programs at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spira accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
360 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ
 

Dr. Lynette Suarez's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Suarez obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.