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We found 23 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. Dr. Lobritto studied medicine at New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Lobritto include bowel surgery, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lobritto accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Lobritto (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lobritto's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Anthony Loizides sees patients in Bronx, NY and New Rochelle, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loizides honors. Dr. Loizides (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Dr. Loizides's hospital/clinic 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. Joel Edward Lavine, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
3959 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joel Lavine, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lavine include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. Dr. Lavine accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Lavine's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lavine (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Lavine is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He 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
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Vittorio is a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist. She is especially interested in liver disease and transplant procedures. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vittorio attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Georgetown University Hospital. She has received the following distinctions: New York Rising Stars; AASLD Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Award; and SPLIT Annual Meeting Travel Award Recipient. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vittorio is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Vittorio is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease

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

Dr. Mercedes Martinez works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist in New York, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Martinez include liver disease and liver transplant. Dr. Martinez is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martinez trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for Dr. Martinez's residency. Dr. Martinez has received professional recognition including the following: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Martinez (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Dr. Martinez is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Martinez's practice is open to 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, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
622 W 168th Street; Department of Pediatrics, Ph17-105g
New York, NY
 

Dr. Esi Lamouse-Smith's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Lamouse-Smith is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lamouse-Smith takes. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks German. Dr. Lamouse-Smith's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Ali Mencin is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, and constipation. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Mencin performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Mencin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Neera Gupta is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Gupta's clinical interests encompass crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Floating Hospital for Children. 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. Philip Gary Kazlow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3959 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Philip Kazlow is a pediatric gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Kazlow include pancreas problems, parasitic infection, and ulcers. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Kazlow attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Kazlow has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Kazlow (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors, Nyack Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Kazlow is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Woo Baidal is a pediatric gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Dr. Woo Baidal attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for residency. Her areas of clinical interest consist of weight management and nutrition issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Woo Baidal's hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She is accepting 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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Bronx, NY. Dr. Belamarich accepts Child Health Plus, 1199, Cigna, and more. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Belamarich attended Boston University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Belamarich (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Cholesterol Problems

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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. Her areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, cystic fibrosis (CF), and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Lusman honors Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, Child Health Plus, and more. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Lusman speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She is accepting 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 in New York, NY. Dr. Khlevner's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, encopresis, and abdominal pain. Her professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Khlevner performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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

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

Dr. David Dunkin sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, milk allergy, and ulcers. Dr. Dunkin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dunkin trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University.

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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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Defelice (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Defelice include ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Defelice's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, ColumbiaDoctors, and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). Dr. Defelice graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She takes Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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

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Dr. Norelle Rizkalla Rizkalla Reilly, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3959 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Norelle Reilly is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in New York, NY. She honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Reilly has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Reilly's hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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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.