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). He practices in New York, NY. Dr. Lobritto (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and German. Dr. Lobritto's clinical interests include bowel surgery, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. His professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Lobritto attended medical school at New York Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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's practice 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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lavine include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lavine's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 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 foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Lavine is accepting new patients.

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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 pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) specialist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Vittorio include liver disease and transplant procedures. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Vittorio attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vittorio 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. She welcomes new patients.

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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 is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Levy include diarrhea, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Levy (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally 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. Babu S Bangaru, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
530 First Avenue; #3a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Babu Bangaru is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Elmhurst, NY and New York, NY. He is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Bangaru completed residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. His clinical interests include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Bangaru (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include 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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. She is affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center. Dr. Kaistha accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Government Medical College, Nagpur, she performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Kaistha (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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

Dr. Israel Kochin specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. He is in-network for Amerigroup, United Healthcare HMO, and Child Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kochin's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Kochin (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in New York, NY. Dr. Defelice is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her areas of expertise consist of ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Defelice accepts Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Defelice (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, ColumbiaDoctors, and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). She is accepting 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology. She takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Reilly's training includes residency programs at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Reilly speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
263 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Yvonne McFarlane-Ferreira specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. McFarlane-Ferreira include inflammatory bowel disease, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colon problems. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McFarlane-Ferreira takes. She attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn for residency. In addition to English, Dr. McFarlane-Ferreira (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Melanie Greifer is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greifer accepts. Dr. Greifer is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Greifer's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Greifer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and German.

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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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist 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. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moy honors. Before performing her residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Moy attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Moy (or staff) speaks Spanish and Cantonese. She is affiliated with 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. Jeremiah J Levine, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
160 East 32nd Street; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeremiah Levine is an adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology specialist in New Hyde Park, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Levine (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Levine include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and liver disease. His professional affiliations include Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Levine a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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.
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