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We found 24 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept EmblemHealth near Bronx, NY.

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Dr. Steven Joseph Lobritto, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
622 West 168th Street; Penthouse 14 Center
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Lobritto's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine); he sees patients in New York, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lobritto include bowel surgery, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. Dr. Lobritto is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He honors several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Lobritto's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html. Dr. Lobritto (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and German.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Liver Transplant, Bowel Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joel Edward Lavine, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
3959 Broadway; Bhs 7-702 (central)
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joel Lavine specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Lavine attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. Dr. Lavine accepts Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lavine has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lavine (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Lavine is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Liver Transplant, Biliary Disorders, Liver ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jennifer Mary Vittorio, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, Internal Medicine
3959 Broadway; Chn Room 7-726
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Vittorio's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). She practices in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vittorio include liver disease and transplant procedures. Dr. Vittorio takes several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Child Health Plus. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Her distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; AASLD Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Award; and SPLIT Annual Meeting Travel Award Recipient. In addition to English, Dr. Vittorio speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Transplant Procedures

Dr. Anthony Meneloas Loizides, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Loizides is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Loizides attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Loizides honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Loizides (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Medical Education

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Dr. Mercedes Martinez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
622 West 168th Street; Floor: 14, Presbyterian Hospital Building (ph)
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mercedes Martinez works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist in New York, NY. Dr. Martinez's clinical interests include liver disease and liver transplant. Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez accepts. Dr. Martinez's residency was performed at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Martinez has received professional recognition including the following: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors and Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html. Dr. Martinez (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Dr. Martinez is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Martinez is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Transplant, Liver Disease, Transplant Surgery Procedures

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Dr. Esi Sama Natya Lamouse-Smith, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
622 West 168th Street; Suite: Penthouse 17, Presbyterian Hospital Building (ph)
New York, NY
 

Dr. Esi Lamouse-Smith's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lamouse-Smith is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Lamouse-Smith's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She speaks German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Philip Gary Kazlow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3959 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Philip Kazlow is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Kazlow (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kazlow include pancreas problems, parasitic infection, and ulcers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors, Nyack Hospital, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Kazlow studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kazlow has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Hiatal Hernia, Parasitic Infection, Biopsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Pancreas ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ali Andre Mencin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
270 West 231st Street; Columbiadoctors Riverdale - 231st Street
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Ali Mencin is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mencin include inflammatory bowel disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, and constipation. Dr. Mencin honors several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Child Health Plus. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mencin completed a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html. Dr. Mencin (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Advanced Endoscopy, Constipation, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Associate Halata, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Suite 200, The Riverdale Office at Skyview; 5683a Riverdale Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Michael Halata specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Halata takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Halata is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Dr. Neera Gupta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Neera Gupta's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Gupta studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Floating Hospital for Children. Dr. Gupta accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Sarah Shrager Lusman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3959 Broadway; Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Ch 7n
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sarah Lusman is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Lusman is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include diarrhea, cystic fibrosis (CF), and inflammatory bowel disease. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Child Health Plus, and POMCO. Dr. Lusman has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Failure to Thrive, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Constipation, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Julie Khlevner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
622 W 168th Street; Penthouse 17
New York, NY
 

Dr. Julie Khlevner is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Khlevner's clinical interests: gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, encopresis, and abdominal pain. She honors Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Khlevner attended New York Medical College for medical school. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Khlevner is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Encopresis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer A Woo Baidal, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
622 West 168th Street; Floor: Ph17, Room: 105e, Presbyterian Hospital Building (ph)
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Woo Baidal practices pediatric gastroenterology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include weight management and nutrition issues. She accepts Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Woo Baidal graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Woo Baidal is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Weight Management

Dr. Peter Francis Belamarich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Peter Belamarich's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Belamarich is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, 1199, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Belamarich (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Cholesterol Problems

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Dr. David S Dunkin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
17 East 102 Street; Floor 5th
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Dunkin is a pediatric gastroenterologist in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, milk allergy, and ulcers. Dr. Dunkin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Milk Allergy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Amy Rosanne Defelice, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3959 Broadway; Columbia Universty Department Pediatrics
New York, NY
 

Dr. Amy Defelice works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Defelice include ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Defelice is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, ColumbiaDoctors, and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). She honors Amerigroup, Medicaid Managed Care, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Dr. Defelice trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Defelice (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Hiatal Hernia, Feeding Tubes, Ulcers, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.