Dr. Salvatore Buffa, MD

Dr. Salvatore Buffa, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
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Dr. Salvatore Buffa, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Poughkeepsie, NY and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from St George's University in 1988 and specializes in gastroenterology.Read his story

243 North Rd Ste 304

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Contact Information

(845) 471-9410

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Buffa's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Buffa "Dr. Salvatore M. Buffa joined Premier Medical Group in 1995 as an Internist and Gastroenterologist. He completed his internship, residency and gastroenterology/hepatology fellowship at Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia. He then went on to complete a fellowship in advanced therapeutic endoscopy at Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Buffa was raised in Westchester County and received his undergraduate premedical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated medical school from St. George's University School of Medicine before embarking on his postgraduate training in Pennsylvania. In addition to his busy gastroenterology practice, Dr. Buffa is very active in hospital and educational activities in the community. He currently is the Chief of Gastroenterology and Assistant Chief of Medicine at VBMC. He has served on many leadership committees at both VBMC and St. Francis Hospitals, and is Vice President of the Mid-Hudson Gut Club which offers a quarterly lecture series for local gastroenterologists to assist in providing educational material on the newest treatments in his field. He also serves as a board member for Premier Cares Foundation, which provides local support for patients suffering from colon and prostate diseases. Dr. Buffa treats all GI issues including GERD, ulcer disease, celiac disease as well as biliary and bowel disorders and liver disease, but truly enjoys interacting with this patients while trying to make them feel as comfortable as possible. Areas of Expertise: Biliary endoscopy (ERCP) Colon cancer Esophageal diseases Feeding tube placement (PEG) "


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  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • St George's University
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Presby Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Presby Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Presby Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Thos Jefferson University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Buffa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buffa to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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Dr. Buffa's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Hyde Park, NY
I've been a patient of Dr. Buffa for many years. He has always been very warm and friendly and has made me feel comfortable talking to him about my medical issues.
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in Lagrangeville, NY
Very good at explaining and listening. Recommends appropriate procedures, good work.
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