Dr. Howard Kroop, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 42 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Kroop's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
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Dr. Kroop treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kroop treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Diarrhea
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Dr. Kroop treats Diarrhea more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kroop treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kroop treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kroop treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kroop's conditions and procedures:

  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • 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 Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Ileus
  • 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
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

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

Awards

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

Dr. Kroop's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kroop

4.6

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1 Star
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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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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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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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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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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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