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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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Lobritto include bowel surgery, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received distinctions including 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joel Lavine works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist. Dr. Lavine (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lavine include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lavine is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lavine's practice is open to 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. Anthony Meneloas Loizides, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Loizides is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Loizides (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital. Dr. Loizides obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He honors Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Medical Education

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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist in New York, NY. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Vittorio trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vittorio include liver disease and transplant procedures. Dr. Vittorio honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; AASLD Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Award; and SPLIT Annual Meeting Travel Award Recipient. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Her practice is open to 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
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mercedes Martinez, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Dr. Martinez's clinical interests include liver disease and liver transplant. Dr. Martinez is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. For Dr. Martinez's residency, Dr. Martinez trained 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. In addition to English, Dr. Martinez (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Dr. Martinez is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Martinez 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 medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Lamouse-Smith attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Lamouse-Smith's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lamouse-Smith speaks German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Michael Halata practices pediatric gastroenterology in Valhalla, NY, Middletown, NY, and Suffern, NY. Dr. Halata is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. 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. Ali Andre Mencin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
270 West 231st Street; Columbiadoctors Riverdale - 231st Street
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Ali Mencin practices pediatric gastroenterology in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. His areas of clinical interest consist of inflammatory bowel disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, and constipation. He accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mencin graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Mencin has received include New York Super Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Mencin (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. 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. Neera Gupta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Neera Gupta works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in New York, NY. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. She trained at Floating Hospital for Children for her residency. Dr. Gupta has indicated that her clinical interests include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kazlow (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, parasitic infection, and ulcers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors, Nyack Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Kazlow is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kazlow 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 Dr. Kazlow's 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. 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. Dr. Woo Baidal's clinical interests include weight management and nutrition issues. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Woo Baidal has an open panel.

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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 medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Belamarich (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Belamarich attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Belamarich is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, 1199, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, milk allergy, and ulcers. Dr. Dunkin obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients.

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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. Sarah Shrager Lusman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3959 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sarah Lusman's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lusman include diarrhea, cystic fibrosis (CF), and inflammatory bowel disease. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lusman accepts. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Lusman completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Lusman is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Lusman 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. Her education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Khlevner's clinical interests: gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, encopresis, and abdominal pain. She accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khlevner has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Amy Defelice, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hiatal hernia. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, ColumbiaDoctors, and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). Dr. Defelice takes Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, Anthem, and more. Dr. Defelice's practice is open to new patients. She attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Defelice (or staff) speaks 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.