We found 20 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Affinity Health Plan near New York, NY.

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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 area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ciecierega (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal motility disorders, and celiac disease. Dr. Ciecierega is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Ciecierega attended Poznan University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Goryeb Children's Hospital for residency. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Young Investigator Travel Award and Graduated Magna Cum Laude Certificate of Excellence for Highest GPA in Biology.

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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). Dr. Lobritto has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include bowel surgery, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lobritto attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He has received distinctions including 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Joel Edward Lavine, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
3959 Broadway Bhs 7-702 (central)
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joel Lavine specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) and practices in New York, NY. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. Dr. Lavine is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Lavine completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lavine (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Liver Transplant, Biliary Disorders, Liver ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jennifer Mary Vittorio, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, Internal Medicine
3959 Broadway Chn; Room 7-726
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Vittorio is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). She works in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise consist of liver disease and transplant procedures. Her professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Vittorio takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Vittorio's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include New York Rising Stars; AASLD Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Award; and SPLIT Annual Meeting Travel Award Recipient. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease

Dr. Joseph S Levy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
160 E 32nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Levy specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Levy graduated from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Levy has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Levy (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Levy is affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center.

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Clinical interests: Gastrostomy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease, Autism, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Kimberley Ann Chien, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kimberley Chien specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Chien's areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chien accepts. She studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Chien has received include Invited Participant Cornerstones IBD Excel Program and Invited Participant, NASPGHAN Nutrition University. Dr. Chien (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Nutrition Issues, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elaine Betty Barfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elaine Barfield specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barfield takes. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. She has received the following distinctions: Invited Participant NASPGHAN Nutrition University (Chicago, IL); Invited Participant, 7th Annual Pediatric IBD Academic Workshop (Las Vegas, NV); and Academic Pediatric Association New Century Scholar (Vancouver). Dr. Barfield (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Robbyn Ellen Sockolow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robbyn Sockolow is a pediatric gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Sockolow's clinical interests: crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. She attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Sockolow's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; The New York Times Magazine; and Castle Connolly, Top Pediatrician Award. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Babu S Bangaru, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
530 First Avenue; #3a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Babu Bangaru is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. Dr. Bangaru is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Winthrop-University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Bangaru accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Bangaru attended Andhra Medical College for medical school. Dr. Bangaru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Aliza B Solomon, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aliza Solomon is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Solomon include polyps, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Solomon attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received professional recognition including the following: NIH Fellow; R25 grant Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Collaborative; and Finalist, Irving Weissman Competition for Research on Obesity Prevention.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Metabolism, Nutrition Issues, Esophagitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Graciela F Wetzler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
948 48th Street; Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Graciela Wetzler works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wetzler honors. She attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Wetzler trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for her residency. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Wetzler (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center.

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

Dr. Neera Gupta practices pediatric gastroenterology in New York, NY. Her areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Gupta attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Abha Kaistha, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Nyu Pediatric Gastroenterology Associates; 40-08 Forley Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Abha Kaistha's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kaistha (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. She is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center. Dr. Kaistha's education and training includes medical school at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Government Medical College, Nagpur and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Amy Rosanne Defelice, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3959 Broadway Bhn 702
New York, NY
 

Dr. Amy Defelice is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Defelice (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Defelice include ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hiatal hernia. Her professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, ColumbiaDoctors, and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Defelice completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She honors Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Hiatal Hernia, Feeding Tubes, Ulcers, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Dr. Norelle Rizkalla Rizkalla Reilly, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
630 W 168th Street, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Celiac.; Ph- 17th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Norelle Reilly is a pediatric gastroenterologist in New York, NY. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Reilly completed residency programs at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Reilly speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
121 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Abraham Jelin's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Jelin is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jelin honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jelin (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Russian. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.
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