Dr. Edgar Bigornia, MD

Dr. Edgar Bigornia, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(25)
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Dr. Edgar Bigornia, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Toms River, NJ. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Read his story

477 Lakehurst Rd

Toms River, NJ 08755

Contact Information

(732) 349-4422

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Esophageal Diseases
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more than 99% of peers
Esophagitis
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more than 98% of peers
Gastritis
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Bigornia's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bigornia "Doctor Edgar Bigornia is Board Certified in both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and attended Medical School at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn (Downstate) in New York. His Internal Medicine training was completed at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and he served as a Chief Medical Resident at Booth Memorial Hospital. His Gastroenterology fellowship was at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. He is the recipient of the Lawlor Award for the best scientific paper submitted by a fellow which he presented at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting. He previously practiced in Poughkeepsie, NY. He enjoys outdoor sports tennis, golf, skiing and sailing with his family. He listens to all types of music and relaxes by playing the piano and guitar. "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bigornia "We aim to provide the highest quality of compassionate medical care and perform endoscopies in a convenient, friendly, non-threatening office setting. We serve patients from many different backgrounds which is mirrored in the diversity of our physicians.

Our secondary goal is to educate our patients by providing a resource for diets, bowel preps, colon cancer screening and general information about common gastrointestinal conditions and procedures.

We strive to improve communications with our patients. You can request appointments or leave non-medical requests via e-mail which will be answered by staff within 48 hours.  We also have a secure HIPPA compliant patient portal that allows for non-emergent routine communications with our physicians and office staff and ability to access patient medical records. "

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Breath Testing
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Liver Biopsy
  • PillCam Capsule Endoscopy
  • Small Bowel Enteroscopy
  • Therapeutic ERCP

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Long Beach Vamc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Bronx Municipal Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Ny Hospital Med Center Of Queens
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • New York Medical College
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bigornia has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bigornia's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bigornia to family and friends
3.7
based on 25 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Bigornia's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Toms River, NJ |
have been going to Dr. Bigornia for several years now. He takes the time to listen & is very patient & caring.
in Barnegat, NJ |
Dr. Bigornia is an EXCELLENT physician!!!! He ALWAYS goes above and beyond every visit. He really listens to his patients, always spends time explaining everything very thoroughly, and he works with his patients to develop a plan of care that works for your needs. I am a RN (although I have never worked with Dr. Bigornia) and all my fellow nurses also recommend his practice.
in Toms River, NJ |
I have been seeing Dr. Bigornia for several years now. I have every confidence in his skills and concern for my health.
This is to let everyone who is interested in going to Dr. Bigornia know, that in my eyes he is the most caring Doctor I have ever went to. And believe me, I have seen many MD'S!!!!! He listens to all you say, and answers to the very best of his ability to all you ask. He is very compassionate, and he knows what is best for you!!! I was really very, very sick when I first started seeing him, but he knew exactly what to do, and with his 100% attention, well, he made me feel brand new!!
Brick, NJ |
Dr. Bigornia is wonderful. I appreciate the way he explains everything to you before the procedure and goes over the results afterwards.
in manchester, NJ |
i've had nothing but great experiences with dr bigornia through the years. great doctor,nice guy.
in Toms River, NJ |
professional, patient friendly, knowledgeable, listens to patient's concerns and answers questions, was able to give me an emergent office visit though not scheduled; staff extremely accommodating, courteous and responsive upon entry to office, follow up calls much appreciated.
in Whiting, NJ |
Dr. Bigornia has treated me for several years now. I have found his doctor-patient skills to be outstanding.Takes his time with me, explains everything clearly and answers all questions in a manner which is both caring and professional. His staff and office personnel go above and beyond in everything asked of them without complaint.You leave every visit with a detailed print-out covering every aspect of your examination.Questions can be emailed to the doctor or his staff with prompt replies.
in Toms River, NJ |
Dr Bigornia and his staff are thorough in their care of me and always friendly and attentive. I have lung cancer so Dr Bigornia takes extra time to make sure my GERD and any other problems I am experiencing are well controlled. My husband is seeing him for the first time today and I would trust him to care for all my family members. They take care of all pre auths and insurance issues. One of my favorite docs and I have A LOT with my cancer.
in New Jersey |
I had to wait 2 hours to see Dr. Bigornia. His front desk staff treated me like crap. I was also not notified that the procedure that he wanted me to have done (and made me feel like I had no other choice) would not be covered by my insurance company. Most practices that I have been to warn me ahead of time what's covered and what isn't. My diagnosis was heart burn and I'm paying $600 for it. All he had to do was prescribe zantac, but all he obviously cares about are insurance checks.
We are sorry you had a bad experience. Based on the information here we tried to pinpoint when you were in, but we couldn't find any record of your visit. Regarding your comment about your procedure not being covered, there is no way to know what the insurance will pay. You have to know your own insurance. Also, the best way for a doctor to correctly diagnose someone is to examine them, so Dr. Bigornia felt you needed to have the procedure to treat you appropriately.
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Dr. Bigornia accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Principal Life
  • QualCare
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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