Gastroenterology

Full-Scope Management of Digestive Diseases and Conditions

At St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a collaborative team of board-certified, experienced gastroenterologists and endoscopists is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of digestive diseases and conditions. This comprehensive approach delivers complete care for all types of digestive diseases, from heartburn to organ failure.


A Multidisciplinary Approach

Gastroenterology at St. Vincent’s examines the digestive system and its disorders. These can range from gastritis and ulcers to various cancers. Drawing on access to leading-edge technologies and equipment, with the ability to bring together a multidisciplinary team drawn from specialists across the broad spectrum of disciplines, enables us to provide the full range of state-of-the-art screening, testing, diagnostic and prevention services.


A Personal Treatment Plan

As highly respected specialists, our gastroenterologists possess expertise in all aspects of digestive health. They develop personalized treatment plans which prove successful and take into consideration every available comfort.


Conditions We Treat


Types of Screening

Screening by our gastroenterologists include, colonoscopy and endoscopy. Patients are referred by their primary care physicians for these screenings.


Procedures

When you schedule a gastrointestinal procedure, it will be performed in our Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgical Suite. 

Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgical Services


Signs and Symptoms of Digestive Problems

Signs and symptoms of a potential digestive system problem that gastroenterologists investigate include: 

  • Blood in the stool
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Heartburn not relieved by antacids

Diseases and Conditions of the Digestive System

  • GERD
  • Celiac disease 
  • Ulcers 
  • Stomach cancer 
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Gastritis 
  • Irritable bowel syndrome 
  • Crohn's disease 
  • Hepatitis
  • Diverticular disease
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Meet our Gastroenterologists:

Name Specialties Location
Barbash, Benjamin, MD 203.576.6000
  • Gastroenterology
  • Bridgeport
Beckoff, Steven, MD 203.576.6000
  • Gastroenterology
  • Bridgeport
Blanco, Emil Jay, MD 203.292.9000
  • Gastroenterology
  • Bridgeport
Burns, Bryan Jeffrey, MD 203.576.6000
  • Gastroenterology
  • Bridgeport
Castillo, Eddy Alexander, MD 203.292.9000
  • Gastroenterology
  • Fairfield
  • Bridgeport
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Chan, Francis Wing-Kai, MD 203.281.4463
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hamden
Cobrin, Gena Maxine, MD 203.292.9000
  • Gastroenterology
  • Fairfield
  • Bridgeport
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Gupta, Tarun Kumar, MD 203.452.1411
  • Gastroenterology
  • Trumbull
Lam, Chun Wang, MD 203.576.6000
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Bridgeport
Latzman, Gordon Seth, MD 203.576.6000
  • Gastroenterology
  • Bridgeport
Lillo, Nicholas Arthur, MD 203.374.4966
  • Gastroenterology
  • Bridgeport
Mauer, Kenneth Ray, MD 203.292.9000
  • Gastroenterology
  • Fairfield
  • Bridgeport
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Sammarco, Frank Salvatore, MD 203.838.4000
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwalk
Spivack, Julie Ellen, MD 203.292.9000
  • Gastroenterology
  • Bridgeport
  • Fairfield
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Stupak, Daniel Paul, MD 203.452.1411
  • Gastroenterology
  • Trumbull
Woods, Strick Jonathan, MD 203.292.9000
  • Gastroenterology
  • Fairfield
  • Bridgeport
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