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Dr. Joseph Polito, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 57

  
Dr. Polito

Albany Gastroenterology Cnslts

1375 Washington Ave Ste 101 Albany, NY 12206
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(518) 438-4483

Dr. Joseph Polito, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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(518) 438-4483

Dr. Polito accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

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. Polito's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polito treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 98% of his peers

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

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polito treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Polito treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polito treats Stomach Diseases more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Polito treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Polito's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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 Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Polito's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Polito

3.9

Based on 8 reviews

5 Stars
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(5)
4 Stars
12.5%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
25%
(2)

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What People Say About Dr. Joseph Polito, MD
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Dr. Polito exemplifies OUTSTANDING Gastroenterology care. He has performed numerous procedures demonstrating the highest degree of competence. He knows exactly what tests are needed to establish a complicated diagnosis. Compassionate and possessing extraordinary clinical skills and judgment —- I give him the HIGHEST rating possible!
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worst experience I have ever had, staff was rude and they did not finish what the procedure consist of I call that puppy mill a night mare ,very non professional staff and doctor, hurt two weeks after procedure and it was incomplete stay away from Albany gastro
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A friend suggested I see Dr. Polito after I expressed displeasure with the gastroenterologist I had been seeing. My prior doctor had horrible bedside manner--he diagnosed me with Crohn's disease then rushed me out the door and didn't answer any of my questions. Dr. Polito sat with me and made me feel involved in my plan of care. He switched my medication, because apparently the drug I was put on by the other doc had no scientific backup and didn't treat Crohn's in the area where I have it...
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Biography

Dr. Joseph Polito, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Boston University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1989
Boston University Med Center
Internship Hospital
1988
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Medical School

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72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average