Dr. Melissa Leyva-Vega, MD

Dr. Melissa Leyva-Vega, MD

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Pediatric Gastroenterology  |  
Female  |  
43 y/o
(6)

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Dr. Melissa Leyva-Vega, MD is a pediatric gastroenterology doctor who practices in Hackensack, NJ. She is 43 years old and has been practicing for 14 years.

Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology

155 Polifly Rd # 102

Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Leyva-Vega performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Abdominal Disorders
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more than 50% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
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more than 45% of peers
Lactose Intolerance
normal
more than 44% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Pediatrics
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Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Megacolon
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pouchitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.

Education

  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Umdnj-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Leyva-Vega has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Leyva-Vega's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Leyva-Vega to family and friends
4.2
based on 6 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Leyva-Vega's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Ridgefield, NJ |
Very kind considerate staff, we felt very welcome.
Westwood, NJ |
Very caring and thorough with visits. She does not rush and gives her full attention to you.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Leyva-Vega accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth HMO
    Amerihealth PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Leyva-Vega has admitting privileges

Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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