Dr. James Lax, MD

Dr. James Lax, MD

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Gastroenterology  ·  
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64 y/o
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Dr. James Lax, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.Read his story

Weill Cornell Medicine - James Lax, MD

160 E 72nd St

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lax's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Reflux Esophagitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lax treats Reflux Esophagitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lax treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Diarrhea
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lax treats Diarrhea more than 98% of his peers

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

Esophageal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lax treats Esophageal Diseases more than 98% of his peers

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

Dr. Lax's conditions and procedures:

Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Biliary Atresia
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Cholelithiasis
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Diagnostic Endoscopy
Diagnostic Evaluation
Diarrhea
Digestive Disorders
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Duodenal Ulcer
Duodenitis
Dysentery
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Enteritis
Esophageal Diseases
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastric Ulcer
Gastritis
Gastroenteritis
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
Gastroparesis
Gastroparesis Therapy
Heartburn
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Obstruction
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Medication Management
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Pancreatitis
Peptic Ulcer
Reflux Esophagitis
Stomach Diseases
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis
Unexplained Weight Loss

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. 

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1986
Roosevelt Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Roosevelt Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
Roosevelt Hospital
Internship Hospital
1981
New York University
Medical School
1986
1984
1982
1981

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Lax's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lax

4.4

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
12.5%
(2)

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James Lax is one of the best and kindest Gastroenterologists I have ever experienced.
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I have been a patient of dr.lax for over 10 years. I have ulcerative colitis and he has been able to treat my symptoms so I can live a normal life. Dr.lax is an amazing, patient, dedicated doctor. He spends quality time with his patients, he listens to what ails you! Unfortunately we are leaving...Read More
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Been with Dr Lax for 20 years and he has performed more than 6 colonoscopies on me. I trust his judgment completely and feel that I get excellent medical advice. He is a good listener and gives clear answers to questions.
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I am happy to express my thanks and appreciation for Dr. Lax's professionalism and knowledge. He and his staff made me feel completely safe and comfortable regarding my colonoscopy. He spent a lot of time with me at the consultation before my procedure, and all of my questions and concerns were...Read More
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I can't recommend Dr.Lax. Although he is kind and seems knowledgeable, he is at the END of his career and does not seem interested or involved. It seems that he is ready to retire. His office help is incompetent and his hours are a mystery. There is no follow-up. They can't schedule patients so you...Read More
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Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna POS
CoreSource
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medicaid
Medicare
Oxford Health Plans
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Compass
Medicare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO

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