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We found 112 gastroenterologists who accept Aetna PPO near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Adam Franklin Steinlauf, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue Mezzanine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Adam Steinlauf is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Steinlauf's clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steinlauf honors. Dr. Steinlauf obtained Dr. Steinlauf's medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed Dr. Steinlauf's residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Steinlauf has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and America's Top Physicians, by Consumers' Research Council of America. In addition to English, Dr. Steinlauf speaks Spanish. Dr. Steinlauf is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steinlauf has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Intestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

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Dr. Thomas Mathew Ciecierega, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Ciecierega's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ciecierega include gastrointestinal bleeding, polypectomy (polyp removal), and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Ciecierega is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Poznan University of Medical Sciences and residency at Goryeb Children's Hospital. His distinctions include: Young Investigator Travel Award and Graduated Magna Cum Laude Certificate of Excellence for Highest GPA in Biology. Dr. Ciecierega (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Botox ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michel Kahaleh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1305 York Avenue; Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Charlottesville, NY
 

Dr. Michel Kahaleh practices adult gastroenterology in New York, NY and Charlottesville, NY. His clinical interests include stomach tumor, stent placement (stenting), and cryotherapy. Dr. Kahaleh is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. After completing medical school at Université Libre de Bruxelles, Dr. Kahaleh performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; Intern of the Year, University of Illinois; and Resident Teacher of the Year, University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Kahaleh (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Interventional ... (Read more)

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Dr. Anthony Austin Starpoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
29 Washington Square West
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Starpoli practices adult gastroenterology in Poughkeepsie, NY and New York, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Starpoli is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include esophageal manometry, esophageal pH monitoring, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Starpoli is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Secure Horizons, Aetna Medicare, and MagnaCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Starpoli is open to new patients. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Greenwich Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Starpoli is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Screening, Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Esophageal Manometry, Esophageal pH ... (Read more)

Dr. James David Lax, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
160 East 72nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Lax works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Lax's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and stomach problems. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received the following distinctions: Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the Metro Area from and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lax (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Polish. Dr. Lax is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Abdominal Problems, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Eileen Margaret Janec, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Broadway; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Eileen Janec works as a gastroenterologist in New York, NY. On average, patients gave Dr. Janec a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and pancreatic cysts. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Janec (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Janec is affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ellen J Scherl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue Mezzanine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ellen Scherl is an adult gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY. She graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Scherl's residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center. Her areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scherl accepts. Her distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Scherl (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Vinita Elizabeth Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue Mezzanine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vinita Jacob is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. In Dr. Jacob's practice, she is particularly interested in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Jacob's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Jacob V and Scherl E, Bosworth B, Stevens L, Brown R, DeFilippis E, Warren R, Harbus M. Dr. Jacob is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
380 2nd Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elliot Arons is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and alcohol abuse. Patient ratings for Dr. Arons average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Arons takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Arons graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Miriam Hospital and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and Carnegie Mellon University Protein Filament Prize. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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Clinical interests: Alcohol Abuse, Gastrointestinal Problems

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Dr. Charles Maltz, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
525 E 68th Street; # J-314
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charles Maltz specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Maltz (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Yiddish. In Dr. Maltz's practice, he is particularly interested in second opinions, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Maltz is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Sigma Xi.

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Clinical interests: Second Opinions, Ulcerative Colitis, Capsule Endoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. James Sungsik Park, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 4j
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Park is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He works in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park honors. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Park speaks Korean. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Edward Lung, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
36 West 60th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edward Lung is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Secure Horizons, and more. Dr. Lung's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Academic Skills Workshop Participant, American Gastroenterological Association; Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation Fellowship Award; and American College of Gastroenterology Clinical Research Award. In addition to English, Dr. Lung (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Dr. Edward Martin Brettholz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
233 Broadway; Suite 840
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edward Brettholz is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Brettholz is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Brettholz at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association; and Fellowship, American Gastroenterogical Association.

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Dr. Arun Benjamin Jesudian, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
1305 York Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arun Jesudian works as a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include hepatitis, liver cancer, and cirrhosis. Dr. Jesudian is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Jesudian studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Jesudian completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Cirrhosis, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Reem Z Sharaiha, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1305 York Avenue; Fourth Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Reem Sharaiha's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharaiha include gastrointestinal bleeding, pancreatic cysts, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Sharaiha's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. She studied medicine at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Kingston General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sharaiha has received the following distinctions: Overall Academic Achievement Award, University of Londong; Graduated with distinction from Unviersity of London; and Housestaff Teaching Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Campus. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Louis Herman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
121 East 60th Street; Suite 9b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Herman works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Herman is especially interested in gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Herman graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Herman trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Herman a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herman honors.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

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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.