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We found 9 gastroenterologists who accept HealthSmart near Bay Shore, NY.

Dr. Jeffrey Roy Ashkin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
375 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ashkin sees patients in Bay Shore, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Patient ratings for Dr. Ashkin average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ashkin takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ashkin (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Ashkin is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital and Southside Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Paul Howard Broomfield, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
375 E. Main Street; Suite 21
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Paul Broomfield is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Broomfield a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Southside Hospital. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Broomfield is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School.

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Dr. Aaron Richard Harrison, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
375 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Harrison works as an adult gastroenterologist in Bay Shore, NY. Dr. Harrison is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harrison is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Robert Thomas Chatalbash, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
375 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Robert Chatalbash is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chatalbash accepts. Dr. Chatalbash studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Chatalbash (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. Dr. Chatalbash is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Frank Joseph Karpowicz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
375 E. Main Street
Bayshore, NY
 

Dr. Frank Karpowicz is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Bay Shore, NY. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Karpowicz average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Karpowicz honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Karpowicz is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Mary Meena Thomas, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
375 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Mary Thomas works as a gastroenterologist in Bay Shore, NY. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Southside Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Thomas's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Michael Robert Delman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Michael Delman is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Delman accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Delman (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Delman is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Benjamin Aaron Sahn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 West Main Street
Babylon, NY
 

Dr. Benjamin Sahn specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and Southside Hospital. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Sahn is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sahn is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Edna Khodadadian, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1175 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Edna Khodadadian sees patients in Manhasset, NY and West Islip, NY. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khodadadian graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.