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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist in New York, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Lobritto is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lobritto's areas of expertise include bowel surgery, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lobritto has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and One of America's Top Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lobritto (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Lobritto has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Hepatitis, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Liver ... (Read more)

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's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Lavine include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Lavine attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Lavine trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. 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. His professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Lavine is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Liver Transplant, ... (Read more)

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 medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). In her practice, Dr. Vittorio focuses on liver disease and transplant procedures. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Hospital's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Vittorio has received include New York Rising Stars; AASLD Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Award; and SPLIT Annual Meeting Travel Award Recipient. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease

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

Dr. Kimberley Chien's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chien include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Chien honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. She has received the following distinctions: Invited Participant Cornerstones IBD Excel Program and Invited Participant, NASPGHAN Nutrition University. In addition to English, 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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in New York, NY. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Barfield trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barfield include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barfield has received distinctions including 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) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Barfield is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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 in New York, NY. Dr. Ciecierega's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal motility disorders, and celiac disease. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Poznan University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Goryeb Children's Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Graduated Magna Cum Laude Certificate of Excellence for Highest GPA in Biology. Dr. Ciecierega (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Ciecierega is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Botox ... (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 specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in New York, NY. Dr. Sockolow's areas of expertise include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sockolow honors. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Her distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; The New York Times Magazine; and Castle Connolly, Top Pediatrician Award. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Aliza Solomon works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: polyps, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Solomon is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College. Dr. Solomon trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. She takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Her distinctions include: Appointed Member, Board of Health, Englewood, NJ; Poster of Distinction, NASPGHAN Annual Meeting; and NIH Fellow.

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

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

Dr. Neera Gupta is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Graciela Wetzler is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Wetzler (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Wetzler is professionally affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Wetzler accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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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 practices pediatric gastroenterology in New York, NY. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Child Health Plus. Before performing her residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Reilly attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Reilly has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Reilly speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

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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 pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Elmhurst, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Bangaru (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bangaru include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. Dr. Bangaru's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Winthrop-University Hospital, and NYU Langone. 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's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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

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

Dr. Abha Kaistha is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Kaistha (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. She is professionally affiliated with Fink Children's Ambulatory Care Center. Before performing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Kaistha attended Government Medical College, Nagpur for medical school. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaistha accepts.

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

Dr. Joseph Levy, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Levy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His clinical interests include diarrhea, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Levy is affiliated with Fink Children's Ambulatory Care Center. Dr. Levy is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Amy Defelice works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Defelice's clinical interests: ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hiatal hernia. She honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Defelice attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Dr. Defelice (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, ColumbiaDoctors, and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). Dr. Defelice is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Nutrition Issues, Hiatal Hernia, Feeding Tubes, Ulcers, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Libia C Moy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
160 East 32nd Street; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Libia Moy is a pediatric gastroenterologist in New Hyde Park, NY, Mineola, NY, and Rockville Centre, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moy include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Moy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Fink Children's Ambulatory Care Center and Winthrop-University Hospital. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Luis Razetti School of Medicine and performed her residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Moy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Cantonese.

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

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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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