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Dr. Michael Schafer, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 42

Dr. Schafer

Dr. Michael Schafer, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Omaha, NE and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Schafer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Non-Neonatal Jaundice
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schafer treats Non-Neonatal Jaundice more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schafer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schafer treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schafer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schafer treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Schafer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones

Dr. Schafer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Acute Diarrhea
  • Acute Gastritis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bile Duct Stricture
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Infectious Diarrhea
  • Chronic Steatorrheal Diarrhea
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  • Colitis
  • Colitis-Like Hematochezia
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Mass
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Common Bile Duct Stone
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Dieulafoy's Lesion
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Thrombocytopenia
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Fatigue
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Fecal Impaction
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Foregut Disorders
  • Frequent Heartburn
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastresophageal Reflux-Related Chronic Cough
  • Gastric Erosion
  • Gastric Lymphoma
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gilbert's Syndrome
  • Heartburn
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • IBS Associated With Giardiasis
  • Ileitis
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Infections
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inherited Conditions
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Kidney Damage - Aspirin
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Large Bowel Obstruction
  • Lipoproteine Lipase Deficiency
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malabsorption and Malnutrition
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Mucositis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neutropenia
  • Nocturnal Heartburn
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Odynophagia
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Pseudoobstruction Idiopathic Intestinal
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sepsis
  • Severe Constipation
  • Severe Heartburn
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Small Intestine Disorders
  • Small Intestine Diverticulosis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Bleeding
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Varices
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Weight Loss
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

About Me

Care Philosophy

Midwest Gastrointestinal Associates, PC, (MGI) is committed to providing high quality, cost conscious patient care to our patients utilizing a team approach. Our board certified gastroenterologists share a passion for gastroenterology and work as a team, providing care in clinics and hospitals across the metropolitan Omaha/Council Bluffs area, as well as many outlying towns in Nebraska and Iowa.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Education

2009
Cedars-Sinai Med Ctr
2008
University Of Nebraska Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Ohio State University
Residency Hospital
2005
Ohio State University
Internship Hospital
2002
University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine
Medical School
1998
Gonzaga University
Undergraduate School
2009
2008
2005
2005
2002
1998

Dr. Schafer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schafer

2.9

Based on 21 reviews

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1 Star
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Dr. Schafer found very small cancer growths in my stomach during a endoscopy. His plan was to watch it. When asked to check for possible other places it could be he reluctantly ordered test. Then it took my PCP to notify him to call me with results. After 3 weeks I was informed that I need further...Read More
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Dr, Schafer has done two colonoscopies for me and removed polyps. He did a great job. My husband has used him too. No problems.
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Dr Schafer did a colonoscopy on my brother, as we feared Cancer. He found 3 different polyps, that were suspicious for cancer. He contacted me a few times, as he had 3 different Pathologists examine them, which took longer. All biopsies were surprisingly negative. He was very kind to me & my...Read More
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He did biopsy on my husband liver. After he was finished Dr Schafer came in the room and explained to me what he saw. Didn't seem in hurry. Made sure he answered all my questions. I would recommend him
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Dr Schaefer was extremely rude. He mocked my responses when being asked how he was doin. His bedside manner was terrible and he had a terrible attitude towards performing obligation regarding his profession and patient needs.
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