Dr. Ronald J. Policastro, MD

Dr. Ronald J. Policastro, MD

Gastroenterology | Male | 68 years old

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Listening to our patients and spending the time to understand their symptoms is the first step in formulating a carefully thought out diagnostic and treatment approach. I explain in simple terms to our patients their diagnosis and write out for them their diet instructions and medications needed. I review with each patient how each medication should be taken and for its duration. I take the time to answer all your questions. I personally return every single telephone call.Read more

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Dr. Policastro's Care Philosophy

Listening to our patients and spending the time to understand their symptoms is the first step in formulating a carefully thought out diagnostic and treatment approach. I explain in simple terms to our patients their diagnosis and write out for them their diet instructions and medications needed. I review with each patient how each medication should be taken and for its duration. I take the time to answer all your questions. I personally return every single telephone call.

Dr. Policastro'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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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    Georgetown U Med Ctr-Georgetown U

    Graduated in 1974

  • Internship Hospital
    St Vincents Hospital

    Completed in 1975

  • Residency Hospital
    Saint Vincent's Hospital

    Completed in 1977

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California At Irvine / California College Of Medicine & Surgery

    Completed in 1979

  • Undergraduate School
    New York University

    Graduated in 1970

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

Procedures Performed

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy