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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Tyshkov graduated from Ural State Medical Academy. His medical residency was performed at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is especially interested in obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and nutrition issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Tyshkov average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Tyshkov has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He speaks Russian. Dr. Tyshkov is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, and Staten Island University Hospital. He is open to 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Fishbein honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is a graduate of Danylo Halytsky Lviv Medical University. Dr. Fishbein has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. Dr. Fishbein (or staff) speaks Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. He is professionally 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, who practices in West Orange, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Ruffini attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Joseph Depasquale is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Newark, NJ and Belleville, NJ. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Genoa Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Depasquale trained at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark for his residency. Dr. Depasquale is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Robert Spira works as a gastroenterologist in Belleville, NJ. He is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Clara Maass Medical Center. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Spira attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Spira accepts Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fiske attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
360 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ
 

Dr. Lynette Suarez's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Suarez's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed 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.