Dr. Melissa Leyva-Vega, MD

Dr. Melissa Leyva-Vega, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology  ·  
Female  ·  
44 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Melissa Leyva-Vega, MD is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Hackensack, NJ and has been practicing for 8 years. She specializes in pediatric gastroenterology, liver disorders, and more.Read her story

Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology

155 Polifly Rd # 102

Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

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

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

Dr. Leyva-Vega's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Leyva-Vega's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Leyva-Vega "I am a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist in the faculty practice at Hackensack University Medical Center. Prior to coming to Hackensack in 2010, I completed my fellowship in Pediatric GI at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). I currently treat a wide range of pediatric GI conditions from constipation, abdominal pain, and feeding issues to the more complex IBD, and children with genetic disorders with complex medical issues. In addition to treating general GI conditions, I also provide care to patients with various liver disorders including, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), biliary artesia, autosomal polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD), Alagille syndrome, primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), chronic hepatitis B and C. I take pride in providing my patients with comprehensive care that is up to date, compassionate, and individualized. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Leyva-Vega "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."

3  Specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Liver Disorders
  • Pediatric Nutrition

1  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

50  Conditions Treated

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6  Procedures

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.


  • 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
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Leyva-Vega's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Leyva-Vega to family and friends
7 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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Dr. Leyva-Vega's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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.
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Very kind considerate staff, we felt very welcome.
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Very caring and thorough with visits. She does not rush and gives her full attention to you.
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