Dr. Salvatore Buffa, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Age 56
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Dr. Salvatore Buffa, MD
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)

243 North Rd Ste 304

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Contact Information

(845) 471-9410

Dr. Salvatore Buffa, MD

Dr. Salvatore Buffa, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • 5 More

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Dr. Buffa's Experience

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Dr. Buffa'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
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

Dr. Buffa does not have any board certifications listed.

74

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • 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
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • 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

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Procedures

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy

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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • 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

Dr. Buffa has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Buffa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Buffa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buffa to family and friends
3.9
based on 8 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Buffa's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Lagrangeville, NY |
Very good at explaining and listening. Recommends appropriate procedures, good work.
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Dr. Buffa accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Buffa has admitting privileges

Vassar Brothers Medical Center
45 Reade Pl
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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