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We found 134 gastroenterologists who accept Aetna PPO near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Robert Stephen Brown Jr., MPH, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
622 W 168th Street, Penthouse Room Penthouse 14; 105
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Brown is a gastroenterology (digestive system), transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology specialist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Brown's clinical interests include hepatitis, liver cancer, and liver transplant. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and Hackensack University Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Brown's distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and Young Investigator Award, American Society of Transplant Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Cancer, Organ ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adam Steinlauf's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Steinlauf has indicated that Dr. Steinlauf's clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Steinlauf is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steinlauf is an in-network provider for Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Steinlauf's office for an appointment. Dr. Steinlauf studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Steinlauf completed Dr. Steinlauf's residency training 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.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Intestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory ... (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'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. Michel Kahaleh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1305 York Avenue; Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Charlottesville, NY
 

Dr. Michel Kahaleh, who practices in New York, NY and Charlottesville, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kahaleh include stomach tumor, stent placement (stenting), and cryotherapy. Dr. Kahaleh is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Kahaleh graduated from Université Libre de Bruxelles. For his professional training, Dr. Kahaleh completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He 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. Dr. Kahaleh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Thomas Mathew Ciecierega, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Ciecierega is a pediatric gastroenterologist in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal motility disorders, and celiac disease. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Before performing his residency at Goryeb Children's Hospital, Dr. Ciecierega attended Poznan University of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Ciecierega has received the following distinctions: Young Investigator Travel Award and Graduated Magna Cum Laude Certificate of Excellence for Highest GPA in Biology. In addition to English, Dr. Ciecierega (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is professionally 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. Francis Gerald Gress, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
450 Clarkson Avenue; Box 1196
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Francis Gress is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Mineola, NY, New York, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gress include stent placement (stenting), cryotherapy, and barrett's esophagus. He takes Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Gress has received include Professional Honors; Recent Committee Memberships and Professional Societies; and American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Gress (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Gress's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Stent Placement, Pancreatitis, Surgical Procedures, ... (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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Janec include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and pancreatic cyst. Dr. Janec's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Janec attended Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Janec (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She 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. James David Lax, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
160 East 72nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Lax's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lax (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Polish. Dr. Lax's areas of expertise consist of diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and stomach problems. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Lax attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the Metro Area from and New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Abdominal Problems, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, ... (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 practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santogade include second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, POMCO, and more. Dr. Santogade 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 conversant in Spanish. Dr. Santogade is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Second Opinions, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (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, 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. Anthony Austin Starpoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
29 Washington Square West
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Starpoli sees patients in Poughkeepsie, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal manometry, esophageal pH monitoring, and gallbladder problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Starpoli honors Secure Horizons, Aetna Medicare, MagnaCare, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Starpoli has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Arthur Marc Magun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arthur Magun's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Magun (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. These areas are among Dr. Magun's clinical interests: stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Magun trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He accepts United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Magun include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Magun welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Colon Polyps, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, ... (Read more)

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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 sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fox include cirrhosis and liver transplant. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fox takes. She has an open panel. Dr. Fox attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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.

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

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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 practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. Dr. Park is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Park has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is professionally 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. Ellen J Scherl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue Mezzanine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ellen Scherl is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in New York, NY. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Scherl honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. She attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Scherl has received distinctions including 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 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Dr. Jacob's areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Jacob's education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jacob include: Jacob V and Scherl E, Bosworth B, Stevens L, Brown R, DeFilippis E, Warren R, Harbus M. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Jacob 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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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.