Dr. Howard Pastrich, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
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Dr. Howard Pastrich, MD
Dr. Howard Pastrich, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in East Patchogue, NY. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Pastrich is affiliated with Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center.

260 Patchogue Yaphank Rd Ste C

East Patchogue, NY 11772

Contact Information

(631) 289-0300

Dr. Howard Pastrich, MD

Dr. Howard Pastrich, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 96% of peers
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  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

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
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • SUNY Binghamton
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Nassau County Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Nassau County Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Montefiore Med Ctr/A Einste
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pastrich has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pastrich's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pastrich to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Pastrich's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
in Patchogue, NY |
Dr Pastrich is one of the best Doctors I have ever met. He has a calming way of dealing with his patients. Takes time to explain everything after your procedure. Great bedside manner! I have been a patient for over 20 years.
in Center Moriches, NY |
Great doctor and always listens to what you have to say . I would recommend him highly.
Dr Pastrich .for sure, saved my life. He requested tests no other doctor had, and it was because of his dedicated, my lung cancer was caught early while the tumor was still small and had not spread. I would 100% recommend Dr Pastrich to EVERYONE !!!
in mastic beach |
I have been a patient for many years. He has always been friendly and professional. He answers all questions and explains all procedures to help you understand the treatment he recommends.
in Holbrook, NY |
I have been seeing the D. Pastrich for many years now and I am beyond pleased with his care. As a sufferer of Chrons and Celiac my quality of life could never have gotten to such a normal and almost carefree existence. Dr. Pastrich has worked to find the proper path to minimize my health issues and is always there when I need him.
in New York, NY |
Very knowledgeable. Conscientious. Technically excellent. Office very helpful and efficient. I am also a physician and he is the doctors' doctor.
in Shirley, NY |
Dr. Pastrich is a class act in his profession! He is caring and thorough and has a great bed-side manner. I recently had my 3rd colonoscopy by him, and was appreciative that he is persistent in reminding me of my family history of colon cancer and to be vigilant about my healthcare. Our entire family sees Dr. Pastrich for gastrointestinal health. I have and will continue to recommend him to my friends and anyone reading this review who is seeking an excellent diagnostic gastro doctor.
in Shirley, NY |
Dr. Pastrich is kind, caring and highly professional. Among his many qualities he has a remarkable ability to look beyond the obvious and determine what could alternatively be causing your symptoms. He is thorough, excellent at diagnosing and properly addresses your health issues. Because of his outstanding knowledge in his field, I credit him for saving my life 20 years ago when I had a stage 3 colon cancer that was misdiagnosed by 3 other drs. Facility is very comfortable and inviting as well
in Westhampton Beach, NY |
Very knowledgeable, very good in diagnosing, effective in his treatments
in New York, NY |
Dr. Pastrich has been my Gastroenterologist for many years. He is a great Doctor and person. He listens very well to me and any concerns that I have and has always been very proactive with my healthcare. He explains everything in a caring and concise way. Very very professional and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Dr. Pastrich. Great office and staff all very well run.
Mastic, NY |
Dr Pastrich found a gastrointestinal stromal tumor and referred me to a surgeon. A couple of years later he found that I have gastroparesis and he is continuing with my care.
in West Sayville, NY |
Dr. Pastrich is a knowledgeable and caring doctor. He takes time with you as a patient and is very proactive with any medical concerns you may have. His office, Brookhaven Gastroenterology Associates, is well run and the staff is courteous and accommodating. Without hesitation, I would definitely recommend Dr. Pastrich and his practice to others.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Pastrich has been my Gasrto for 26 years great man and unbelievable Doctor !!!
in Bayport, NY |
I have known Dr. Pastrich both professionally in my dealings with him as a registered nurse and as his patient during a period of time I was battling cancer for the past 25 years. My family has been cared for by him. I had a regular visit with him recently preparing for a routine colonoscopy. He maintains his caring and professional manner even considering the demands of a very busy practice and the state of health care in the year 2016. His knowledge and expertise in the field is laudable.
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Dr. Pastrich accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice PPO
    Commercial HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Connecticare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Pastrich has admitting privileges

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center
101 Hospital Rd
Patchogue, NY 11772
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