Westside Gastroenterology

Gastroenterologists located on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

About Us

At Westside Gastroenterology, New York City patients can find the intestinal care and treatment they need from Drs. Anthony Weiss and Barry Jaffin. From their Upper West Side location, patients can receive services such as colon cancer screening, endoscopy and colonoscopy, and general gastroenterology consultations. The doctors also offer treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, achalasia, constipation, abdominal pain, acid reflux (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome, and eosinophilic esophagitis. They are also experts in motility diseases.

In this day of managed care, many view medicine as a business more than a calling or profession. At Westside Gastroenterology, Drs. Jaffin and Weiss pride themselves on delivering personalized, patient-oriented care. This means that they will take the time to listen and answer all of your questions to the best of their ability and promptly, personally return your calls.

The practice has been located on Manhattan's Upper West Side for the past 25 years. The doctors specialize in the care of patients with problems of the digestive system. Both Drs. Jaffin and Weiss are highly respected in their fields. They hold academic and teaching appointments at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and between them, they have over 60 years of combined affiliation with the hospital. Drs. Jaffin and Weiss have published and lectured extensively in the areas of esophageal disease, colon cancer prevention, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Additionally, they are affiliated with Carnegie Hill Endoscopy and experts in FUSE (Full Spectrum Endoscopy). The practice welcomes all new patients and accepts most major forms of medical insurance.

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Westside Gastroenterology

At Westside Gastroenterology, New York City patients can find the intestinal care and treatment they need from Drs. Anthony Weiss and Barry Jaffin. From their Upper West Side location, patients can receive services such as colon cancer screening, endoscopy and colonoscopy, and general gastroenterology consultations. The doctors also offer treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, achalasia, constipation, abdominal pain, acid reflux (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome, and eosinophilic esophagitis. They are also experts in motility diseases.

In this day of managed care, many view medicine as a business more than a calling or profession. At Westside Gastroenterology, Drs. Jaffin and Weiss pride themselves on delivering personalized, patient-oriented care. This means that they will take the time to listen and answer all of your questions to the best of their ability and promptly, personally return your calls.

The practice has been located on Manhattan's Upper West Side for the past 25 years. The doctors specialize in the care of patients with problems of the digestive system. Both Drs. Jaffin and Weiss are highly respected in their fields. They hold academic and teaching appointments at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and between them, they have over 60 years of combined affiliation with the hospital. Drs. Jaffin and Weiss have published and lectured extensively in the areas of esophageal disease, colon cancer prevention, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Additionally, they are affiliated with Carnegie Hill Endoscopy and experts in FUSE (Full Spectrum Endoscopy). The practice welcomes all new patients and accepts most major forms of medical insurance.


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Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Dr. Jaffin and Dr. Weiss are being honored this December 14th by the New York Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. They are receiving the Rosenthal Humanitarian award.

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Carnegie Hill Endoscopy and Fuse

Dr. Anthony Weiss and Dr. Barry Jaffin are proudly affiliated with Carnegie Hill Endoscopy and the Fuse: Full Spectrum Endoscopy. 

Colonoscopy saves lives.

For many years, colonoscopy has been the gold standard in colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis. Colonoscopy enables your physician to insert a thin flexible tube into the lower GI tract and examine the lining of your large intestine (colon) for abnormalities. Through careful examination with the endoscope, the physician is able to identify and detect pre-cancerous polyps or growths that could be precursors to colorectal cancer. Removal of these pre-cancerous polyps results in a significant reduction in the likelihood of developing colorectal cancer in the future. The fact remains, however, that the limited field of view provided by standard, forward-viewing colonoscopes has been shown to miss many pre-cancerous polyps.

Introducing Full Spectrum Endoscopy®.

It’s been twenty years since there has been major innovation in colonoscopy. To date, standard, forward-viewing scopes give the physician a limited 170 degree field of view (similar to driving a car with blinders on). Carnegie Hill Endoscopy is pleased to offer our patients with the latest advancement in endoscope technology – Fuse® Full Spectrum Endoscopy®. Fuse removes these “blinders” and enables our physicians to detect a significantly higher number of potentially pre-cancerous polyps and provide you with the peace of mind in knowing you received the most advanced screening available.

Fuse is revolutionizing colonoscopy by providing a panoramic 330 degree view of the colon, almost double the view of standard colonoscopes.

The Difference.

Fuse colonoscopes feature cameras at the tip as well as on the sides of the scope providing your physician with a panoramic 330 degree view of the colon. Fuse has been shown to greatly reduce the number of pre-cancerous polyps missed by standard colonoscopes. In fact, a study recently published in The Lancet Oncology revealed that Fuse found 76% more polyps and had a significantly lower “miss rate” than standard colonoscopes. With Fuse, your physician is able to provide better care with early detection and is doing their part to help decrease the occurrence of colon cancer within the community.

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Secure Patient Portal

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Insurance/HMO Information

We currently participate with the following health care plans. For more information, please call the office.

AARP
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Empire Plan
GHI
HIP
MagnaCare
Medicare
Multiplan, Inc.
Oscar Health Insurance Co.
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
Oxford Liberty/Freedom
PHCS
POMCO
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "Dr. Jaffin has been my physician for over 15 years. Along with being an excellent diagnostician he is kind and caring and has always treated me with dignity."

    Dee
  • Yelp

    "went to him for a colonoscopy and endoscopy. The office staff were very nice. The Dr. had a great bedside manner and appeared very competent."

    Gar S.
  • Vitals

    "This is exemplary physician service. Dr. Jaffin is very bright, explains everything, takes patient education very seriously and is thorough and very kind."

    Verfiied Patient
  • Vitals

    "Excellent diagnostician as well as kind and caring. I will always be grateful to Dr. Jaffin!"

    Verified Patient
  • "Dr. Weiss was really great and thorough. He listened to all of my symptoms, outlined the procedures in the examination, and then explained the diagnosis and treatment."

    Anthony C.
  • "The office staff was very nice and professional. There was an error in scheduling and it was dealt with immediately and wonderful solution was made!"

    Richard M.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Weiss saw me before the procedure. In the procedure room, everything was professional and competent"

    Gar C.
  • RateMDs

    "Besides being a great doctor he also has a wonderful bedside manner. "

    Anonymous
  • Yelp

    "Smart, conscientious, attentive and patient describe the what you get from Dr. Jaffin as a physician."

    Kenneth R.
  • Yelp

    "I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends!"

    Maria C.
Location
Westside Gastroenterology
620 Columbus Ave
Upper West Side

New York, NY 10024
Phone: 212-721-2600
Fax: 212-721-6230
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212-721-2600

Westside Gastroenterology
620 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024