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We found 32 gastroenterologists who accept Group Health Incorporated near East Setauket, NY.

Dr. Augustus Gerard Mantia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
59 Southern Boulevard
Nesconset, NY
 

Dr. Augustus Mantia's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. Patients rated Dr. Mantia highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Vytra, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Rorer Award, American College Of Gastroenterology; Presented .; and Man Of The Year Award In Health, December, .. Dr. Mantia is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

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Dr. Deepak Sadanand Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Deepak Desai sees patients in Northport, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and Manhasset, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum and Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Desai's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jonathan Michael Buscaglia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Technology Drive; Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Buscaglia is an adult gastroenterology specialist in East Setauket, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and gallstones. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buscaglia accepts. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Buscaglia (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Pancreas Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Stomach ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Nesconset Highway; Suite 101
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. William Cohn sees patients in East Setauket, NY and Wading River, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Cohn average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cohn's clinical interests: colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and hepatitis C. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Cohn attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Hemochromatosis, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Juan Carlos C Bucobo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook University Medical Center; Health Science Center T17-060
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Juan Carlos Bucobo practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bucobo include esophageal cancer, gallbladder problems, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Bucobo graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, CT Colonography, Biliary Disorders, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Advanced ... (Read more)

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Dr. Philip Anthony Mantia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
59 Southern Boulevard
Nesconset, NY
 

Dr. Philip Mantia specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mantia trained at Long Island College Hospital. Dr. Mantia (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with St. Catherine of Siena Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Mantia is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ramona Ooshani R Rajapakse, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Ramona Rajapakse works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Rajapakse's clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. The average patient rating for Dr. Rajapakse is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and then she performed her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Rajapakse speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Chris Emanuel Lascarides, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive, Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Chris Lascarides specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lascarides attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Colorectal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Asim Saeed Khokhar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive, Suite 300
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Asim Khokhar is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. His clinical interests encompass hepatobiliary disorders. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khokhar is not accepting new patients at this time. He graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
48 Rt 25a; Suite 107
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Robert Lazar is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lazar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Vytra, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
931 Hallock Avenue
Port Jefferson, NY
 

Dr. Charles Albert's specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Albert is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Albert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nassau University Medical Center, St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Albert completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Vincent Wen-Shan Yang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Vincent Yang is a gastroenterologist in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. His clinical interests include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and gastrointestinal cancer. He accepts Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yang studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Yang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Anupama Chawla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Department of Pediatrics; Hsc, T-11, 080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Anupama Chawla works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Stony Brook, NY, East Moriches, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Dr. Chawla's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Chawla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Failure to Thrive, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Pruthvi Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Pruthvi Patel is a gastroenterologist in East Setauket, NY and New York, NY. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. She honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Metabolic Disorders, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (Read more)

Dr. Grace N K Gathungu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Grace Gathungu practices pediatric gastroenterology in East Setauket, NY and Patchogue, NY. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. She honors Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing her residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Gathungu attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Morganstern, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Morganstern is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Morganstern's clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Morganstern trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Allergies, Colitis, Failure to ... (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.