Dr. Samuel Nurko, MD

Pediatric GastroenterologyMaleAge 65

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Dr. Samuel Nurko, MD is a Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from U Natl Autonoma of Mex medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Samuel Nurko, MD

Boston Children's Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

300 Longwood Ave Boston, MA 2115
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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Biography

"Dr. Samuel Nurko is Director of the Center for Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and Director of the Functional Abdominal Pain Program at Boston Children's Hospital. He specializes in Pediatric Irritable Bo..."

- Dr. Samuel Nurko, MD

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Friendly Staff
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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nurko's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Wireless pH Testing
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nurko performs Wireless pH Testing more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Nurko performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Liver Function Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nurko performs Liver Function Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Nurko performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Ultrasound, Esophageal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nurko performs Ultrasound, Esophageal more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Nurko performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Nurko's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Dermatitis
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Encopresis
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroschisis
  • Headache
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Manometry
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • pH Probe
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Nurko's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nurko

3.9

Based on 18 ratings

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Dr. Samuel Nurko tudo bem? Sou Brasileiro e vi o filme da garotinha que caiu da arvore e foi curada por Deus, porém o jeito que o filme retratou a sua forma de atendimento a uma criança doente foi maravilhoso, Parabéns, é gente assim como o Sr. que a medicina precisa. Que Deus o proteja!
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José Arlindo – Apr 09, 2022
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Very thorough, knowledgeable, and caring.
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SC. PhD, LICSW – Nov 12, 2021
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promise me do NOT see this doctor. He seems like an amazing doctor and person from that movie everyone has seen but I promise it’s not true. This man has put me in situations I should have never been in. He invalidates his patients like no other. I have spoken to many other people who have been his patients and he has done the same mistreatment to all of us. He has messed up my records forever and I am suffering to get help because of this! he didn’t just make me suffer physically he forever hurt my mental health. i am at my lowest of low because of NURKO. please trust me when I say do not see him. he is not the miracle doctor he portrays himself as. he ruins his patients. he doesn’t listen to them or the parents. please save yourself both physically and mentally. i wish i never went to him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 13, 2021
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So glad to hear that Dr. Nurko has been helpful to others, but that was not our experience. If you've compiled a list of GI experts throughout the country, make sure you choose someone else for your child.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Dec 24, 2019
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In the first visit, he figured out how to get her better. We saw him after 4 other gastroenterologists either couldn't help or gave the incorrect diagnosis and treatment. She was significantly better 4 days after the medication he gave her at the first appointment. He has more plans for her treatment but this is the best she has felt in 2 years.
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May 13, 2019
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All the physicians here have great knowledge and personality however their goal of "treating symptoms, not trying to find the cause" is causing a lot of harm to kids. They will give meds after meds that create a vicious cycle of diarrhea and constipation and more issues in the GI without even testing for simple causes with non invasive testing. I finally took my child to another big hospital in the area where they did a lot of testing and found food intolerances and allergies which got solved.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
12 people found this helpful
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Boston, MA – May 10, 2017
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After seeing 3 different gastroenterologist in two different cities we finally got answers for the pain my Granddaughter was in. The experience at Boston Children's Hospital with Dr Nurko and his entire team was awesome. We were treated with compassion and respect and my 6 year old Granddaughter with care and love. I would recommend a trip to Boston if you are not getting answers elsewhere.
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
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Mary M. in Liverpool, NY – Nov 22, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Samuel Nurko is Director of the Center for Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and Director of the Functional Abdominal Pain Program...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Education

1987
Boston Children's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1983
Boston Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1980
U Natl Autonoma of Mex
Medical School
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Samuel Nurko, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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What are Dr. Samuel Nurko, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nurko frequently treats Wireless pH Testing, Liver Function Test, and Ultrasound, Esophageal. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nurko treats.

Where is Dr. Samuel Nurko, MD's office located?

Dr. Nurko's office is located at 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 2115. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Boston Children's Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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Boston Children's Hospital

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