What is a gastroenterologist?
A gastroenterologist is a physician who specializes in the gastrointestinal tract (including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine) and other digestive organs (liver, pancreas, bile ducts, and gall bladder). Gastroenterologists see patients in the hospital and clinics, and also perform endoscopic procedures (e.g., upper endoscopy and colonoscopy). Our gastroenterologists are board certified and highly trained. They completed four years of medical school, three years of internal medicine residency, and two years of gastroenterology fellowship.
Do gastroenterologists perform surgery?
No. Gastroenterologists perform endoscopic procedures, but do not perform surgery. When necessary, they work closely with GI surgeons.
Do I need a referral to schedule an appointment?
Yes, all new patients require a referral from a physician prior to scheduling an appointment.
Do you treat children and adults?
No, we take care of adult patients. Pediatric gastroenterologists care for children and can be found in your healthcare directory.
What insurance plans are accepted?
We accept Medicare, BCBS, United Healthcare, Aetna Cigna and most other insurance plans. Please ask when you call our office.
What if I need a GI procedure?
We provide GI and Endoscopic procedures in an outpatient centers near our office. If you need a GI procedure we will schedule it for you.
Where are you located?
We are located at 745 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ. Please call our office if you need directions.