Dr. Joel Chodos, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 67

Gastroenterology

Dr. Joel Chodos, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Newark, DE and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 1979. He is affiliated with Christiana Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Joel Chodos, MD

Digestive Health Center

930 Old Harmony Rd Ste D Newark, DE 19713
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(302) 455-1980

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Dr. Chodos is affiliated with Christiana Hospital Newark, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Chodos' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Impedance Testing
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Dr. Chodos performs Impedance Testing more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Chodos performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Wireless pH Testing
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chodos performs Wireless pH Testing more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Chodos performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Diarrhea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chodos treats Diarrhea more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Chodos treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Chodos' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Dysentery
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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(302) 455-1980

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Dr. Chodos' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chodos

4.8

Based on 136 ratings

5 Stars
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Dr. Chodos literally saved my life. I had an endoscopy and two colonoscopies performed along with every available test/analysis to properly assess my gastric issues. He's extremely professional and detailed oriented. Every visit is followed by a comprehensive letter outlining the visit, potential findings, and next steps. Correspondence is also sent to your GP to keep him/her in the loop. I can't thank Dr. Chodos and his staff enough for the exemplary manner in which my situation was handled. I highly recommend him!!!
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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Fonati Collins – Jun 20, 2022
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I went to Dr Chodos for a regularly scheduled colonoscopy and a complaint of excessive burping. He is very thorough when asking questions to determine the root cause of a problem. Checked for lactose intolerance and was found to be borderline.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Andrew Rhodes – Apr 17, 2022
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I've been a patient for 20 years. Due to a genetic condition I've had numerous colonoscopies to remove polyps. I've found Dr. Chodos to be extremely thorough and careful. He made referrals for genetic testing @ Helen Graham Center and specialized treatment at U of P when he thought it advisable. It's a wise man who is willing to get help when he thinks it's needed. I have high confidence in his care.
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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Douglas Cox – Jan 24, 2022
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I've been cared by Dr. Chodos for about 10 years. I wish all my doctors are like Dr. Chodos. He is extremely meticulous in gathering information about your conditions. He repeatedly ensures that you understand all the options available to you for your care. His comprehensiveness can come across sometimes as being excessively intrusive but bear with him and know that the information will be applied towards better care for you. Also, he is the only doctor I've come across who will send you a detailed, written report after every visit. All this cost him a lot more time than all other doctors care to invest in their patients. He is unique and he cares.
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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Dan C. – Jan 07, 2022
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The office staff is efficient and courteous. Dr. Chodos is very through. Is willing to answer ANY questions and always is sure to ask if you have any so you don't leave the office without answers. During prep for colonoscopies he checks in to be sure everything is going as needed. He follows up after procedures to check on your status. I would highly recommend Dr. Joel Chodos.
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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Rita D Hlavac – Dec 18, 2021
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Dr. Chodos has been my doctor for 27 years. He always takes time to explain things fully. I started seeing him in Dover, DE and when he moved up to Newark, DE I continued to see him as my Gastroenterologist.
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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J Kruser – Dec 17, 2021
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A warm and satisfying experience from start to finish. DR. JOEL CHODUS, a Board Certified Gastroenterologist, always takes time to listen and discuss treatment. His curious and investigative mind gives him the ability to connect with his patients, letting you know where you stand and what is to follow. He always inquires if you have any questions or concerns and then listens intently. One never feels rushed! Dr. Chodus is totally thorough and gives detailed explanations and care, more than I've ever experienced before. He exhibits true commitment to solve a problem or concern. I recommend Dr. Joel Chodus without any reservation whatsoever!
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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Oct 20, 2021
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Dr. Chodos was very understanding of my situation and made me feel very comfortable throughout my visits. He gave me very thorough descriptions of what went along with my current health issues and eased me through them by asking me about what else was going on in my life. It is very important to have a GI doctor that you can relate to, and Dr. Chodos is the right person for that.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
1 person found this helpful
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Aug 19, 2021
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I was referred to Dr. Chodos by my primary care physician to diagnose and treat an abnormality in one of my blood test results. Dr. Chodos is a very thorough practitioner reviewing not just my physiology but also my family history in order to understand the cause of the abnormality and the best path forward for treatment. I was very satisfied with his professionalism, thoroughness, and curiosity which led to a positive outcome.
What went well
  • 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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Aug 05, 2021
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Dr. Chodos takes copious notes about a patient and his or her medical and personal background, before he makes a diagnosis and begins treatment. He also listens to your input about your condition and answers your questions. Dr. Chodos is friendly as well as professional. I really like him and his approach to your problem. He is an excellent doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Doris Ross, Ph.D. – Jul 23, 2021
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As a patient suffering from IBD (ulcerative colitis), I would recommend Dr. Chodos to any member of my family and friends. Dr. Chodos explains things very well and makes your decisions an active part of your treatment. He goes above and beyond with his care. His bed side manner leaves nothing to be desired. As a patient, I could not ask for a better doctor to handle my case. He calls to check up after medication changes. He checks up frequently after procedures just to see how you are doing. He makes you feel that he is really vested in your care. He literally does everything in his power to make sure that you have the best care available whether it be showing up in an emergency room to explain things to the ER Dr that they aren't aware of or contacting a specialist of specialists when your treatment appearsto be running low on options. There is nothing that this doctor will not do to make sure that you have the best care available.
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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Wilken Washburn – Jun 01, 2021
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Today was my 2nd appt with Dr Chodos. All I can say is I finally have an amazing doctor. He is kind, knowledgeable, patient, and Thorough. Finally a doctor that cares about my best interest. So if you are in need of a gastroenterologist I highly recommend Dr. Chodos. Thumbs up.
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
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S Knight – Oct 09, 2020
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Dr, Chodos is a very thorough, conscientious and caring physician. He asks a lot of questions and takes a lots of note in order to understand his patient. He called me the night before a procedure and checked on me twice right after I came home over the week-ends to make sure I was doing alright. He also called me to explained a test result in detail as soon as he had it. In my opinion, he is one of the best Gastroenterology in the New Castle area. I had an opportunity to go with other physicians yet I chose Dr. Chodos because it is very difficult to find a doctor as good as and as much caring for the patients as he is. I highly recommend Dr. Chodos.
What went well
  • 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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Li October 03, 2020 – Oct 04, 2020
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Patience and very thorough. Great person, very personable, good sense of humor.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Brunson Edwards – Aug 27, 2020
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I'm going to start by saying that Dr. Chodos is not going to be a good fit for everyone, but he was the best choice for me. He asks a lot of questions, deep probing questions. Some won't seem relevant. But it's clear that he's trying to understand the big picture of the patient and their well being, physically and mentally. He's also what I'd consider more of an old school doctor-lots of note taking. I went specifically for a colonoscopy. He actually suggested I delay the colonoscopy for a year, something I did on his advice. When I went back, he went into very specific detail about the risks involved in a colonoscopy, despite the fact that those risks are very low. His directions were clear and explicit. He called the night before and checked on me. Colonoscopy went off without a hitch. We had a follow up and he discussed my results, again, in a great level of detail. If you're looking for a laid back doc, that isn't him, but if you want the best practitioner, Dr. Chodos is it.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Aug 01, 2020
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Dr. Chodos is very thorough and takes the time before and after to explain all the details. I would recommend him to friends or family members. He uses a very nice and professional location for his procedures. Good doctor and a nice person.
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
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Thomas w Webber – Jul 28, 2020
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Dr, Chodos a very personal and caring physician. He spends amply time to understand your condition. He personally checks in with you to make sure you are doing alright and if you have any questions before and after a procedure.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Viva Wolhar – Jul 04, 2020
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Dr. Chodos is extremely thorough. He listens to his patients and he explains in detail tests, options and outcomes. I have never had a doctor give me the follow-up and care that Dr. Chodos provided. He confers with his colleagues and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to giving and providing his patients answers and treatment options. He is a top doctor and I highly recommend him. Further, his staff is very friendly and accommodating.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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
4 people found this helpful
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Victoria – Jun 10, 2020
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This is the second routine procedure performed in the past seven years. I found Dr. Chodo's staff very professional and well informed and very helpful. Dr. Chodo was very thorough making sure I understood the procedure and my medical records and my health status. My procedure went very well and all appointments were handled on time.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Madison Mason Jr – Jun 05, 2020
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Very thorough and conscientious. Highly recommend Dr. Chodos
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
2 people found this helpful
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Careful history and physical before tests ordered. Individualized care.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1984
Montefiore Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
Mt Sinai Hospital
Internship Hospital
1979
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School
1975
Columbia University
Undergraduate School
1975
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doc list Delaware Today, 1995-2018
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc, 1979
  • Top Doc list Delaware Today, 1995, 2000

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What are Dr. Joel Chodos, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chodos frequently treats Impedance Testing, Wireless pH Testing, and Diarrhea. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chodos treats.

Where is Dr. Joel Chodos, MD's office located?

Dr. Chodos' office is located at 930 Old Harmony Rd Ste D, Newark, DE 19713. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Digestive Health Center

Digestive Health Center930 Old Harmony Rd Ste D Newark, DE 19713
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Christiana Hospital

Newark, DE

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)