Dr. Howard Kroop, MD

Dr. Howard Kroop, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 74

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(215) 259-5822

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Dr. Howard Kroop, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kroop has more experience with Gastrointestinal Disorders and Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine medical school in 1972. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kroop to book an appointment.


Locations

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

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(215) 259-5822
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital132 S 10th St Ste 480 Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Jefferson University Physicians

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(215) 259-5822
JUP Gastro 480 Main132 S 10th St Ste 480 Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Kroop is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Kroop's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kroop

4.6

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (12)
  • Explained conditions well (12)
  • Listened & answered questions (12)
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  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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I have been a patient of Dr Howard Kroop for about 4-5 years. I have found him to be consistently patient-oriented, highly professional & very knowledgeable. Additionally, Dr Kroop is an excellent listener and is highly focused during examinations. After years of ongoing gastro issues without resolution, I was fortunate to discover Dr Kroop. He correctly identified the root cause of my problem which has been under control via the medications he has prescribed.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Marcella Stango – Feb 09, 2020
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Very caring and thorough when I had my procedure. This is my second colonoscopy with Doctor Kroop. Everyone from start to finish in his office were polite, courteous and caring. I would recommend Dr. Kroop very highly.
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Mickleton NJ – Jun 29, 2017
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My wife and I are both patients thru Dr. Kroop's practice center in Woodbury, NJ. Dr. Kroop is a first class physician/specialist, surrounded by great people: anesthesiologists/techs/nurses all in support of an A+ patient experience. Have been a patient for over twenty five years and am very comfortable to recommend Dr. Kroop and his associates.
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Rich B. in Sewell, NJ – Mar 23, 2017
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I cannot imagine a better physician than Dr. Howard S. Kroop, MD. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable in his field of gastroenterology, but he is also a very caring human being. He is a throwback to the time when doctors made house calls. I would highly recommend Dr. Kroop to anyone. John T. Stone 2106 Millers Road Wilmington DE 19810 1-302-475-1288
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John T. Stone in Wilmington, DE – Feb 22, 2017
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Referred to Dr. Kroop as my physician was stumped as to what was causing my serious distress over a 9 month period. Prior to my appointment with Dr. Kroop, all test results reviewed, at my appointment Dr. Kroop listened attentively to my concerns and performed an exam. Dr, Kroop told me he believed he knew what was causing my distress but needed one more test to confirm his diagnosis. With positive test results, placed on specialized diet and treatment plan which has resolved my distress.
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Gen in Woodbury, NJ – May 17, 2016
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After a trip to the Philippines, I suffered chronic diarrhea up to 8 to 10 times a day for over a year. Accidents were frequent. I saw three physicians at prominent institutions. All they did was order every test under the sun and tell me that it was IBS. Fortunately I found Dr. Kroop. He diagnosed my condition and prescribed medicine that is working beautifully. He listens and follows-up. Most importantly he restored my quality of life. I am very grateful for his care.
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Elizabeth Browning in Wilmington, DE – Feb 14, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kroop

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kroop treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kroop treats other conditions, please contact the office at (215) 955-8900.

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. Kroop typically treats 61% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 28 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Stomach Diseases
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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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. Kroop typically treats 54% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Nausea
Esophageal Diseases
Dysphagia
Esophagitis
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Check Dr. Kroop's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Kroop's conditions and procedures:

  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • 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
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophagitis
  • 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
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vomiting Disorders

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Focus on patient concerns about their gastrointestinal health. Will listen to patient problems and work with them in making a plan for diagnosis and treatment.

Biography

Dr Kroop did his Gastrointestinal Fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He practices general gastroenterology at Thomas Jefferson...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

1977
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Fellowship Hospital
1975
Temple Hospital
Residency Hospital
1973
Temple University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1972
University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1968
Yale
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Physician of the Year, Crohn' and Colitis Foundation, Delaware Valley, 2003

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Howard Kroop, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (215) 259-5822, and for other questions, call (215) 955-8900.

Does Dr. Howard Kroop, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kroop has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Howard Kroop, MD accepting new patients?

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

Does Dr. Howard Kroop, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Howard Kroop, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kroop frequently treats Gastrointestinal Disorders and Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Kroop specializes.

Where is Dr. Howard Kroop, MD's office located?

Dr. Kroop's office is located at 132 S 10th St Ste 480, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Jefferson Methodist Hospital

Philadelphia, PA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Inspira Medical Center Woodbury

Woodbury, NJ

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average