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We found 12 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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Lobritto include bowel surgery, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist. Dr. Lavine (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lavine include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lavine is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lavine's practice is open to 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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist in New York, NY. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Vittorio trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vittorio include liver disease and transplant procedures. Dr. Vittorio honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; AASLD Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Award; and SPLIT Annual Meeting Travel Award Recipient. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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. 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. Before performing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Kochin attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Kochin average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, United Healthcare HMO, and Child Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kochin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Russian. Dr. Kochin 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, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hiatal hernia. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, ColumbiaDoctors, and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). Dr. Defelice takes Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, Anthem, and more. Dr. Defelice's practice is open to new patients. She attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Defelice (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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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 New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Reilly is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Reilly's professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.