We found 13 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare HMO near New York, NY.

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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's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lobritto's areas of expertise include bowel surgery, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lobritto include: New York Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Lobritto (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Hepatitis, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Liver ... (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 practices pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include liver disease and transplant procedures. Dr. Vittorio is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Vittorio's residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vittorio include: New York Rising Stars; AASLD Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Award; and SPLIT Annual Meeting Travel Award Recipient. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vittorio's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease

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). Dr. Lavine (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Lavine performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Israel Nehemiah Kochin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2 Fifth Avenue; Suite #6
New York, NY
 

Dr. Israel Kochin is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Kochin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, United Healthcare HMO, and Child Health Plus. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Kochin (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian. He is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Sinai Health System. Dr. Kochin welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Babu Bangaru practices pediatric gastroenterology in Elmhurst, NY and New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Bangaru (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Winthrop-University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at Andhra Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Bangaru has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bangaru takes.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Levy's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include diarrhea, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Levy is affiliated with Fink Children's Ambulatory Care Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levy honors. Dr. Levy graduated from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Levy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Defelice's clinical interests: ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hiatal hernia. She honors Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, Anthem, and more. She attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Defelice (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, ColumbiaDoctors, and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). She has an open panel.

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

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. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she completed her residency training at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Reilly takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Reilly is open to new patients.

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Dr. Yvonne Barbara McFarlane-Ferreira, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
263 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Yvonne McFarlane-Ferreira's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. McFarlane-Ferreira (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. McFarlane-Ferreira's clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colon problems. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn for residency. Dr. McFarlane-Ferreira is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (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 gastroenterologist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at Government Medical College, Nagpur. Dr. Kaistha trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Kaistha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. She is professionally affiliated with Fink Children's Ambulatory Care Center.

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

Dr. Libia Moy's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Moy graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Moy completed a residency program at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Moy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Fink Children's Ambulatory Care Center and Winthrop-University Hospital.

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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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Greifer honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Greifer (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and German. She is 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 practices adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Levine include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and liver disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Levine at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Levine (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Levine is professionally affiliated with 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)

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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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