Dr. Melissa Leyva-Vega, MD

Pediatric GastroenterologyFemaleAge 47

Dr. Melissa Leyva-Vega, MD is a Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialist in Livingston, NJ and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine medical school in 2003. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Leyva-Vega to book an appointment.

Dr. Leyva-Vega

Summit Medical Group

75 E Northfield Rd Livingston, NJ 07039
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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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."

- Dr. Melissa Leyva-Vega, MD

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Trustworthy
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Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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. Leyva-Vega's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gastritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leyva-Vega treats Gastritis more than 81% of her peers

Dr. Leyva-Vega treats this condition more than 81% of her peers

Colon Cancer Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leyva-Vega performs Colon Cancer Screening more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Leyva-Vega performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Liver Function Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leyva-Vega performs Liver Function Test more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Leyva-Vega performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Leyva-Vega's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Function Test
  • Megacolon
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Varices Banding
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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(973) 436-1770

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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MagnaCare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Oxford Health Plans
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
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United Healthcare

Dr. Leyva-Vega's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Leyva-Vega

4.0

Based on 9 ratings

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(6)
4 Stars
11.11111111111111%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (7)
  • Explained conditions well (7)
  • Listened & answered questions (7)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Dr Leyva consistently portrays excellent knowledge in areas related to pediatric gastroenterology. She has always taken the time to explain, guide and comfort- These are 3 areas that I have always found to be most important in any doctor. She stands out as a physician that genuinely cares about her field and her patients.
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
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5 people found this helpful
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NJ Dad – Aug 21, 2019
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I am in shock reading review from North Caldwell. My daughter has Crohn's disease and we've been dr. Leyva-Vega's patients for many years. Dr. Leyva-Vega was the one of the rare doctors I trusted. Her attention to details saved my daughter from surgery. And the time she spent with us each visit was unprecedented. Unfortunately dr. Melissa is treating only pediatric patients and couple of years ago we had to part with her and find adult GI doctor. Usually I don't write reviews online, but after reading one star opinion posted on this site I just wanted to share experience we had with this fantastic doctor.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Tenafly – Aug 09, 2019
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DO NOT go to this doctor! She is a complete waste of time, does not respect her patients time and diagnosis wrong. Will not renew medication, because she needs to see you in the office every time- very money minded. We had a HORRIBLE experience and DO NOT recommend her at all.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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North Caldwell – Mar 23, 2018
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Very kind considerate staff, we felt very welcome.
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
  • Long wait times
6 people found this helpful
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Ridgefield, NJ – Dec 19, 2016
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Very caring and thorough with visits. She does not rush and gives her full attention to you.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
13 people found this helpful
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Westwood, NJ – Apr 29, 2016
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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.

Biography

I am a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist in the faculty practice at Hackensack University Medical Center. Prior to coming to Hackensack in 2010,...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Pediatric Nutrition

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Education

2003
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Melissa Leyva-Vega, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Melissa Leyva-Vega, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Melissa Leyva-Vega, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Leyva-Vega frequently treats Gastritis, Colon Cancer Screening, and Liver Function Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Leyva-Vega treats.

Where is Dr. Melissa Leyva-Vega, MD's office located?

Dr. Leyva-Vega's office is located at 75 E Northfield Rd, Livingston, NJ 07039. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Melissa Leyva-Vega, MD speak?

Dr. Leyva-Vega speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Summit Medical Group

Summit Medical Group75 E Northfield Rd Livingston, NJ 07039
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Summit Medical Group19-21 Fair Lawn Ave Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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