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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology • Male • Age 55

1600 Rockland Rd
Wilmington, DE 19803
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Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
1600 Rockland Rd
Wilmington, DE 19803

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1600 Rockland Rd
Wilmington, DE 19803
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    Dr. Shaffer's Experience

    Dr. Shaffer's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Pediatric Gastroenterology

    Board Certifications

    • Pediatric Gastroenterology
    • Pediatrics
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    • Colonoscopy
    • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
    • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Esophageal Dilatation
    • Esophageal pH Monitoring
    • High Resolution Esophageal Manometry
    • Impedence Testing
    • Manometry
    • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
    • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • pH Probe
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
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    • Abdominal Pain
    • Achalasia
    • Anemia
    • Celiac Disease
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Chronic Constipation
    • Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Dysphagia
    • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
    • Esophageal Dilation
    • Esophageal Motility Disorders
    • Esophagitis
    • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
    • Gastroparesis
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hirschsprung's Disease
    • Indigestion
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Microscopic Colitis
    • Motility Disorders
    • Pancreatitis
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Unexplained Weight Loss
    • Vomiting Disorders
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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Toledo College Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1986

    Internship Hospital

    Med Center Of Delaware/Christiana Care
    Complete in 1987

    Residency Hospital

    Med Center Of Delaware/Christiana Care
    Complete in 1989

    Fellowship Hospital

    University Hospital Of Cleveland/Rainbow Babies
    Complete in 1992

    Undergraduate Schools

    University Of Vermont
    Graduated in 1982
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Shaffer & Staff

    • English
    • German
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    Dr. Shaffer's Hospital Quality

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    Dupont Hospital Children GAS
    1600 Rockland Rd
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302) 651-5928 (Office)
    (302) 651-5838 (Fax)
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