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Dr. Samuel Nurko, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Nurko

Dr. Samuel Nurko, MD is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Nacional Autonoma De Mexico in 1989 and specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatrics.


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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Dr. Nurko's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Constipation
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Dr. Nurko treats Constipation more than 16% of his peers

Dr. Nurko treats this condition more than 16% of his peers

Esophagitis
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Dr. Nurko treats Esophagitis more than 15% of his peers

Dr. Nurko treats this condition more than 15% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Dr. Nurko treats Abdominal Disorders more than 14% of his peers

Dr. Nurko treats this condition more than 14% of his peers

Dr. Nurko's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dysphagia
  • Encopresis
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroschisis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Manometry
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

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 Bowel Syndrome, Achalasia, F...

Specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Education

1989
Boston City Hospital
Internship Hospital
1989
University Nacional Autonoma De Mexico
Medical School
1987
Boston Children's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
1989
1987
1984

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Dr. Nurko's Reviews

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4.5

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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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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.
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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.
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