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We found 129 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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Steinlauf's clinical interests: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Steinlauf is an in-network provider for Coresource, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Steinlauf's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Steinlauf has received include New York Super Doctors and America's Top Physicians, by Consumers' Research Council of America. Dr. Steinlauf speaks Spanish. Dr. Steinlauf is professionally 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ciecierega's education and training includes medical school at Poznan University of Medical Sciences and residency at Goryeb Children's Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, polypectomy (polyp removal), and esophageal motility disorders. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ciecierega has received the following distinctions: Young Investigator Travel Award and Graduated Magna Cum Laude Certificate of Excellence for Highest GPA in Biology. Dr. Ciecierega (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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Dr. Steven Joseph Lobritto, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
3959 Broadway Bhn 726; Bhn 1003
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Lobritto specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) and practices in New York, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Lobritto average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lobritto include bowel surgery, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Lobritto trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. 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. Dr. Lobritto (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Lobritto is open to new patients.

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

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Dr. Francis Gerald Gress, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
450 Clarkson Avenue; Box 1196
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Francis Gress' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), cryotherapy, and barrett's esophagus. Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gress honors. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Gress trained at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Gress has received professional recognition including the following: Professional Honors; Recent Committee Memberships and Professional Societies; and American College of Gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Gress (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Stent Placement, Pancreatitis, Surgical Procedures, ... (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 works as a gastroenterologist in New York, NY and Charlottesville, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Kahaleh include stomach tumor, stent placement (stenting), and cryotherapy. Dr. Kahaleh accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Kahaleh attended Université Libre de Bruxelles for medical school. Dr. Kahaleh has received distinctions including 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. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Interventional ... (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 is an adult gastroenterologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Janec's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and pancreatic cyst. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Janec accepts. 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) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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

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Dr. Peter John Santogade, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Rm 3-005, Allen Pavilion; 5141 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Peter Santogade is an adult gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santogade include second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Santogade has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Second Opinions, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Lax works as a gastroenterologist in New York, NY. His areas of clinical interest consist of diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and stomach problems. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lax graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Lax has received distinctions including Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the Metro Area from and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lax (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Polish. He is 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. Anthony Austin Starpoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
29 Washington Square West
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Starpoli works as a gastroenterologist in Poughkeepsie, NY and New York, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Starpoli is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Starpoli's clinical interests include esophageal manometry, esophageal pH monitoring, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Secure Horizons, Aetna Medicare, and MagnaCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Starpoli's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at Greenwich Hospital. 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. Alyson Nicole Fox, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
622 W 168th Street, Ph-14th Floor; Room 105
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alyson Fox's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). She has a special interest in cirrhosis and liver transplant. Dr. Fox accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received the following distinctions: Clinical Fellow of the Year - Dept of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Komarov Research Competition - Third prize in Clinical Research; and Frank Brooks, M.D. Research Award for Fellows, University of Pennsylvania. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Fox has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Hypertension, Liver Disease

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

Dr. Ellen Scherl's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Scherl is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Scherl attended medical school at New York Medical College. Her residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Scherl (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. She is professionally 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Jacob average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacob is especially interested in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacob honors. She obtained her medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Jacob has received the following distinctions: Jacob V and Scherl E, Bosworth B, Stevens L, Brown R, DeFilippis E, Warren R, Harbus M. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 New York, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Miriam Hospital and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Arons's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and alcohol abuse. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and Carnegie Mellon University Protein Filament Prize. Dr. Arons's hospital/clinic affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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Clinical interests: Alcohol Abuse, Gastrointestinal Problems

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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 sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. Dr. Lavine accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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 the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Lavine's 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, Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Liver Transplant, Biliary Disorders, Liver ... (Read more)

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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's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease); he sees patients in New York, NY. Dr. Maltz (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Yiddish. Clinical interests for Dr. Maltz include second opinions, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Maltz attended medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Maltz completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maltz takes. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Dr. Park is conversant in Korean. Areas of expertise for Dr. Park include hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Park is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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

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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.