Dr. Vivian Bethala, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 70

Gastroenterology

Dr. Vivian Bethala, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Emerson, NJ and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bethala has extensive experience in Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Liver Disease. He graduated from Jawaharlal Inst Med Ed, Pondicherry in 1974. He is affiliated with medical facilities Holy Name Medical Center and Valley Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Vivian Bethala, MD

Vivian K Bethala MD PA

466 Old Hook Rd Ste 9 Emerson, NJ 07630
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Telehealth services available

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(201) 261-1005
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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bethala

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bethala treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bethala treats other conditions, please contact the office at (201) 261-1005.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Dr. Bethala is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pancreatitis
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Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Bethala is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Esophagitis
Reflux Esophagitis
Esophageal Ulcer
Dysphagia
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Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Bethala is experienced in the area of Liver Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Cirrhosis
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Hepatitis C
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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Bethala is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastritis
Esophagitis
Reflux Esophagitis
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High
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Dr. Bethala's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Bethala's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bethala

4.4

Based on 22 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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I was very lucky tha i got to Dr. Bethala. He saved me.
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Aug 01, 2022
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Had question about my surgery next day- he was covering doctor who took my call- hung up on me after telling me to cancel my surgery -didn't even let me ask my question-didn't want to be bothered-horrible doctor and bedside manner-stay away.
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What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Feb 02, 2021
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We need more physicians like Dr. Bethala who is an incredibly wonderful doctor. I’ve been so fortunate to have met him in 2011. He is so dedicated to his patients and will even return phone calls on a weekend and even Christmas Day. I applaud and respect this rare gentleman. Rae Ann Jandris
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May 08, 2019
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Don't really know this doctor, but he appears to be good based on staff comments at the facility where the procedure was performed. I did feel rushed at the initial consultation. The office staff leaves much to be desired. Office hours say 9:30 - 3:00 yet no one answered the phone & service would not take a message. Not thrilled with the office staff at all. Difficult to communicate with. Felt on edge and like I was annoying them with my questions. I would have liked to stay with this doct
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Apr 19, 2019
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The best doctor I’ve been to! There are no doctors like him anymore. He’s compassionate, extremely knowledgeable, thorough, kind, takes his time to actually listen to you and your problem. His kind, calm manner is also so soothing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Naira – Jun 06, 2018
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Went to him for a consult and an egd, he was so patient, personable and very kind. His office staff is so professional and i would recommend him to anyone needs a gastro dr.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Wayne, NJ – Dec 08, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Vivian Bethala, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Emerson, NJ and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bethala has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1984
Cooper Hosp-U Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Cooper Hospital University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Cooper Hosp-U Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1981
Cooper Hospital University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1978
Dc General Hospital
Internship Hospital
1974
Jawaharlal Inst Med Ed, Pondicherry
Medical School
1974
Jawaharlal Institute Of Post-Graduate Medicine Research, Pondicherry University
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Vivian Bethala, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Vivian Bethala, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Vivian Bethala, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bethala frequently treats Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Liver Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Bethala specializes.

Where is Dr. Vivian Bethala, MD's office located?

Dr. Bethala's office is located at 466 Old Hook Rd Ste 9, Emerson, NJ 07630. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Vivian Bethala, MD speak?

Dr. Bethala speaks Spanish, Hindi, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Vivian K Bethala MD PA

Vivian K. Bethala MD PA466 Old Hook Rd Ste 9 Emerson, NJ 07630
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bethala is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Holy Name Medical Center

Teaneck, NJ

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Valley Hospital

Ridgewood, NJ

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

27 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)