Dr. Harish Iyer, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 41

Dr. Iyer
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Gastrointestinal and Liver Specialists of Tidewater, PLLC

5839 Harbour View Blvd Ste 200 Suffolk, VA 23435

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(757) 483-6100

Dr. Harish Iyer, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Suffolk, VA. Dr. Iyer has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Liver Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Iyer to book an appointment.


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Dr. Iyer is affiliated with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Norfolk, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Iyer

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Iyer treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Iyer treats other conditions, please contact the office at (757) 483-6100.

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Iyer typically treats 75% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dysphagia
Esophageal Diseases
Nausea
Esophagitis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Iyer typically treats 81% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Abdominal Disorders
Stomach Diseases
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Iyer typically treats 81% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Viral Hepatitis
Hepatitis C
Cirrhosis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Dr. Iyer typically treats 70% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Hemorrhoids
Anal or Rectal Pain
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Iyer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Varices
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Iyer accepts

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(757) 483-6100

Dr. Iyer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthKeepers HMO
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
Optima Health
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Iyer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Iyer

4.9

Based on 57 ratings

5 Stars
96.49122807017544%
(55)
4 Stars
1.7543859649122806%
(1)
3 Stars
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (52)
  • Listened & answered questions (52)
  • Office environment (52)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (1)
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Dr. Iyear is an exceptional doctor. He's very patient, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. Dr. Iyear explained the diagnosis in simple terms and allowed ample time for questions. We never felt rushed or hurried. We left with a clear understanding of the diagnosis and the treatment plan. On a scale of 1 to 10 Dr. Iyear is a 12.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Bines – Aug 27, 2020
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Extremely knowledgable and takes the time to explain things. The very best bedside matter I have seen in a very long time and shows compassion for his patients.
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w – Sep 07, 2019
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Dr. Iyer takes his time to explain all procedures and test results. He is a great Doctor.
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Apr 04, 2019
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Dr. Iyer is kind, considerate, a good listener and very professional. He explains your condition clearly and completely.
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Mar 19, 2019
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I can honestly say that he listens to my concerns and answers them. He is compassionate, pleasant, and a straight-shooter. I highly recommend him!
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Mar 14, 2019
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Very professional, and informative. Answered all questions and explained what was happening and what to expect.
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William in Suffolk – Mar 04, 2019
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Dr. Iyer is very personable and caring. He responds quickly to follow up questions through the patient portal. He's also proactive and follows up with patients. I started going to him at the beginning of a medical crisis and I'm glad that I found such a great doctor.
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Todd in Suffolk, VA – Dec 19, 2018
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I have found Dr Iyer to be a caring and attentive physician. This doctor pulled my Mom up from the lowest point in her physical life when other doctors had failed her. She loves him and he has my utmost gratitude and respect.i simply cannot reccomend him highly enough!
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Keith Harver in Saluda, VA – Nov 01, 2018
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Dr. Iyer and his team has been phenomenal. Since the beginning of his care, he has been the most genuine, transparent, eager to help physician I have ever had. Any question I’ve had he has gotten back to me within 24 hours. Despite having numerous patients, Dr. Iyer has always made me feel like I am his only patient. He is eager to help, always having a positive outlook and encouraging attitude. I would recommend Dr. Iyer to anyone because I know the significant impact his care has done for me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Guillermo Moran in Portsmouth , VA – Oct 13, 2018
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Dr Ivers, as well as the entire staff, answered all questions in ways that were clear an understandable. They gave me complete confidence through both the tests and their way of discussing the results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Calvin Sanders in Suffolk, VA – Sep 21, 2018
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Dr. Iyer takes the time to listen to what I say and to explain what is going on.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Richard in Chesapeake, VA – Sep 14, 2018
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Easy to talk to and understand on my non-medical level.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Melody Proffit in suffolk – Aug 01, 2018
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Dr. Iyer is great ! If you are looking for a kind and thorough doctor who is very responsive and accommodating than look no further :) !!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bre in Newport News – Jul 20, 2018
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Great Doctor!!! Very professional and cares for his patients. Great communication. Keeps patients well informed of all aspects of their condition. No question goes unanswered. So happy we found him! Best care giver you would want or need. TOP OF THE LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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RONALD BEAMON in Suffolk – May 01, 2018
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I would strongly recommend Dr. Iyer.
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Watkins in Suffolk – Mar 09, 2018
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Dr Iyer is my favorite GI Dr. He is kind, considerate, understanding, concerned and most of all caring. His attitude will make you feel better no matter the circumstances. He has a willingness to answer all questions. He spends as much quality time with as he can to make sure all of your concerns are taken care of. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Marcellia Tanner-Taylor in Franklin – Mar 09, 2018
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After going through a handful of doctors, I have to say Dr. Iyer is my absolute favorite.
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Katherine Bisson in Suffolk, va – Feb 16, 2018
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Quick to respond and very kind. Good beside manners as they say! Explains everything so that you can understand. Stays connected to my team doctors of which is of great importance. I will recommend him to everyone I know! Thanks again to Dr. H. Iyer!!
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Betty S Copeland in Suffolk, VA – Nov 15, 2017
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Dr. Iyer is a wonderful gastroenterologist. He is very thorough and caring. He takes extra time to talk to patients. He did my colonoscopy and really put my mind at ease about everyone wish all doctors were like Dr. Iyer.
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AMCJ in Suffolk, VA – Oct 16, 2017
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Outstanding doctor, goes far above and beyond to treat my condition and make me feel totally comfortable at the same time.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

At Gastrointestinal and Liver Specialists, you will find a caring, compassionate and dedicated team of physicians and physician assistants, nurses and...Read more

Biography

Dr. Harish V. Iyer, M.D.,Harish V. Iyer, M.D., MRCP (UK), received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B., B.S.) degree at Seth G S Medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

Board Certifications

Education

University of Mumbai/King Edward Memorial Hospital And Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College
Medical School
2013
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Chief Resident, Albert Einstein Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2009
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2007
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2006
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Tamil

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Harish Iyer, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Harish Iyer, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Iyer's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Harish Iyer, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Harish Iyer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Iyer frequently treats Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Liver Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Iyer specializes.

Where is Dr. Harish Iyer, MD's office located?

Dr. Iyer's office is located at 5839 Harbour View Blvd Ste 200, Suffolk, VA 23435. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Harish Iyer, MD speak?

Dr. Iyer speaks Tamil, Hindi, and Marathi. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Harish Iyer, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Iyer has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Gastrointestinal and Liver Specialists of Tidewater, PLLC

Gastrointestinal and Liver Specialists of Tidewater, PLLC5839 Harbour View Blvd Ste 200 Suffolk, VA 23435
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center

Portsmouth, VA

58% Patient experience rating, 11% lower than the national average

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Norfolk, VA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Sentara Obici Hospital

Suffolk, VA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)