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We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept WellCare Choice near Smithtown, NY.

Dr. Deepak Sadanand Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Deepak Desai sees patients in Northport, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and Manhasset, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum and Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Desai's office for an appointment.

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Dr. James F Markowitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. James Markowitz, who practices in New Hyde Park, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Lake Success, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Markowitz studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Toba Aliyah Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Toba Weinstein practices adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Weinstein is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Dr. Michael J Pettei, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Commack Satellite Office of Cohen Children's Medical Center of Ny
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Michael Pettei is a pediatric gastroenterologist. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pettei is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Pettei (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Ying Lu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Ying Lu specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She is rated highly by her patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lu takes. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. She is conversant in Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Lu has an open panel.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.