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We found 6 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept HIP Access I near New York, NY.

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

Dr. Joseph Levy is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Levy's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Levy is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Levy (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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

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Dr. Babu S Bangaru, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 3a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Babu Bangaru works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. Dr. Bangaru's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Bangaru (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Winthrop-University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Abha Kaistha, who practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kaistha honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Indira Gandhi Medical College and Government Medical College, Nagpur. She trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for her residency. Dr. Kaistha (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. She is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center.

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Dr. Jeremiah J Levine, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
160 East 32nd Street; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeremiah Levine sees patients in New Hyde Park, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Levine's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and liver disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Levine (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. His professional affiliations include Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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

Dr. Melanie Kishner Greifer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
160 E 32nd Street; Floor L3
New York, NY
 

Dr. Melanie Greifer is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Greifer (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and German. She is affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center. Dr. Greifer's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Dr. Libia C Moy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
196 Canal Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Libia Moy's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Moy (or staff) speaks Spanish and Cantonese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moy include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. She is affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and Winthrop-University Hospital. She attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Winthrop University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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.