Dr. Prasanna Wickremesinghe, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 78

Gastroenterology

Dr. Prasanna Wickremesinghe, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Staten Island, NY and has over 54 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wickremesinghe has extensive experience in Pancreatic Disease and Esophageal Disorders. He graduated from U Sri Lanka-Colombo Fac Med medical school in 1968. He is affiliated with medical facilities Bayley Seton Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Prasanna Wickremesinghe, MD

Dr. Wickremesinghe office

481 Bard Ave Staten Island, NY 10310 ()
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Telehealth services available

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(718) 448-0865

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Wickremesinghe

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Wickremesinghe treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Wickremesinghe treats other conditions, please contact the office at (718) 448-0865.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

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Pancreatitis
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High
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Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Wickremesinghe is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Esophagitis
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Reflux Esophagitis
Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
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Check Dr. Wickremesinghe's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Wickremesinghe's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • 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
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Wickremesinghe accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Blue Card PPO
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Cigna
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Wickremesinghe's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wickremesinghe

2.9

Based on 8 ratings

5 Stars
37.5%
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4 Stars
12.5%
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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I am writing this after 8 years. Dr. wick is best at diagnostic and treatment. we two experiences with him. First instance he saved my wife's life by not just diagnostic but following up in urgent fashion overriding the hospital staff. In second instance wife had bad acidity and nervousness. Thinking outside the box, he prescribed amitriptyline which did the work. He take interest in his patient's problem to the end. Thanks
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Uresh Desai – Mar 03, 2021
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He definitely appears quirky and kinky and more than a bit "off" ! He can also be very capricious and insulting and has a very poor attention-span and irritating bedside manner,...he is also known to be rude and petulant. I for one,would not recommend him at all !
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Lena Carnevale – May 11, 2020
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Very good doctor. He schedules right away for procedures , not a lot of waiting. Good with diagnosis. I would recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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May 23, 2018
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Dr Wick got me in for a Colonoscopy very quickly when I had signs of Cancer. Great doctor, takes the time to explain your situation and answers all your questions.
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
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6 people found this helpful
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Staten Island, NY – Apr 11, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Prasanna Wickremesinghe, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Staten Island, NY and has over 54 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wickremesinghe...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1972
Maimonides Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1972
Coney Island Hospital
Residency Hospital
1971
Coney Island Hospital
Internship Hospital
1968
U Sri Lanka-Colombo Fac Med
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Sinhala

Awards

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Does Dr. Prasanna Wickremesinghe, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Wickremesinghe has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Prasanna Wickremesinghe, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Prasanna Wickremesinghe, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wickremesinghe frequently treats Pancreatic Disease and Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Wickremesinghe specializes.

Where is Dr. Prasanna Wickremesinghe, MD's office located?

Dr. Wickremesinghe's office is located at 481 Bard Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Prasanna Wickremesinghe, MD speak?

Dr. Wickremesinghe speaks Sinhala, Chinese, and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Wickremesinghe office

Staten Island Office481 Bard Ave Staten Island, NY 10310
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Wickremesinghe is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Bayley Seton Hospital

Staten Island, NY

6 Awards Received

Richmond University Medical Center

Staten Island, NY

46% Patients that would definitely recommend, 24% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received