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We found 3 gastroenterologists who accept Oxford Liberty near New Hyde Park, NY.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1983 Marcus Avenue
Lake Success, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Ackert works as a gastroenterologist in New Hyde Park, NY, Lake Success, NY, and Park, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ackert accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Ackert (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Ackert is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
19303 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY
 

Dr. Frederick Rutkovsky is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rutkovsky graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
120 Mineola Boulevard; Suite 210
Mineola, NY
 

Dr. Fredric Daum, who practices in Mineola, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Daum's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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.