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Gastroenterology | Male

Care Philosophy

I and my partners are committed to providing expert, compassionate and responsive care in the fields of gastroenterology, endoscopy and liver disease.

Biography

I joined our gastroenterology practice in 1993 and greatly enjoy my work.  I am grateful for the relationships with and the trust placed in me by my patients.  I and my partners are committed to the health and well being of our patients.  We strive to provide our patients with expert care in the field of gastroenterology and liver disease, whether as an outpatient in our office or at our endoscopy center, or as an inpatient in Huntington Hospital.  

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Dr. Nickowitz's Reviews

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based on 10 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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Thank you for your feedback.  We will use your comments to continue to improve our practice and the delivery of quality medical care.  If you need to reach us directly, please call our office at 626-793-7114.  Thank you.  

Dr. Nickowitz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Claremont, CA |
As Dr Nickowitz was referred by my doctor, I attempted to make the initial appt and left two separate messages but called 5 times to schedule my procedure (the receptionist never pick up, only a recordered message by "Dan") asking for a call back. No call back, I'm glad it was not an emergency. I'm taking this as a sign for me to go to another doctor.
in Monrovia, CA |
Dr. Nickowitz is very knowledgeable and has a calm and reassuring demeanor. His staff was amazing when setting up my hospital exam appointment and clearly and patiently explained everything that I would need to do to prepare for the test. He is very busy, so it may be a few weeks before you can get in to see him unless it is an emergency, but he is worth the wait.
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Dr. Nickowitz says...

I joined our gastroenterology practice in 1993 and greatly enjoy my work.  I am grateful for the relationships with and the trust placed in me by my patients.  I and my partners are committed to the health and well being of our patients.  We strive to provide our patients with expert care in the field of gastroenterology and liver disease, whether as an outpatient in our office or at our endoscopy center, or as an inpatient in Huntington Hospital.  

Dr. Nickowitz's Care Philosophy

I and my partners are committed to providing expert, compassionate and responsive care in the fields of gastroenterology, endoscopy and liver disease.

Dr. Nickowitz says...

We are a group of six fellowship trained gastroenterologists with expertise in all facets of gastroenterology and liver disease. 

Dr. Nickowitz says...

We offer a full range of endoscopic procedures, including upper endoscopy, ERCP, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, esophageal manometry and motility, hemorrhoidal banding and small bowel capsule endoscopy.  Procedures are performed at the Pasadena Endoscopy Center, at our office and at Huntington Hospital. 

Dr. Nickowitz says...

Thank you for your feedback.  We will use your comments to continue to improve our practice and the delivery of quality medical care.  If you need to reach us directly, please call our office at 626-793-7114.  Thank you.  

Dr. Nickowitz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    New York Hospital

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    New York Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mt Sinai Med Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)