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Dr. Alexander Shapsis, M.D.

Gastroenterologist | Gastroenterology

4/5(55)
2797 Ocean Pkwy Ste 1 Brooklyn NY, 11235
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About

Dr. Alexander Shapsis, a dedicated gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, New York, serves as the President of Atlantic Gastroenterology, a leading clinic specializing in gastroenterology, hepatology, and hepato-biliary diseases. With a commitment to advanced medicine and patient care, the clinic, founded in 2007, consistently upholds the highest standards. Recognized for his expertise, Dr. Shapsis is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. As an accomplished physician educator, he serves on advisory boards for pharmaceutical companies and is a national speaker, promoting knowledge in gastrointestinal health. Dr. Shapsis is internationally acclaimed for pioneering endoscopic procedures and groundbreaking treatments, such as the first successful implantation of the Spatz-2 Intragastric Balloon in Latvia and his involvement in studies on gastroparesis treatment. His notable contributions include defining the stages of Acute Esophageal Necrosis. In addition to his role as Chief Gastroenterology & Hepatology Consultant at SecondOpinions, an online medical telemedicine consulting company, Dr. Shapsis is renowned for treating various conditions, from proctalgia to obesity, demonstrating his commitment to advancing healthcare and lowering costs.

Education and Training

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine 2001

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine

Provider Details

Male English, Spanish, Russian

Areas of expertise and specialization

Gastroenterology

Treatments

  • Hepatitis
  • Constipation
  • Colon Polyps
  • Gastritis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Pain
  • Gas
  • H. Pylori
  • Vascular Disease

Professional Memberships

  • Empire Liver Foundation  
  • American College of Gastroenterology  

Fellowships

  • New York Medical College at St Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York Gastroenterology  2007

Internships

  • St. Vincent\'s Hospital-Manhattan2004

Fellowships

  • New York Medical College at St Vincent\'s Hospital and Medical Center of New York2007Gastroenterology

Professional Society Memberships

  • Empire Liver Foundation, American College of Gastroenterology

Articles and Publications

  • Gastric electrical stimulation: a novel treatment for gastroparesis. de Csepel, J., Shapsis, A., Jordan, C.
  • Electrical stimulation for gastroparesis. Gastric motility restored. de Csepel, J., Goldfarb, B., Shapsis, A., Goff, S., Gabriel, N., Eng, H. M.
  • Colorectal Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma Presenting as Ulcerating Rectosigmoid Stricture. Bing Chen, Bolun Liu, Zhiming Yuan, Katherine Sun, Howard Chung, Beishi Zheng, Christopher Cordeiro, Chetan Virm
  • Acute esophageal necrosis: a rare syndrome Grigoriy E. Gurvits, Alexander Shapsis, Nancy Lau, Nicholas M. Gualtieri, James Robilotti

Dr. Alexander Shapsis, M.D.'s Practice location

Atlantic Gastroenterology

2797 Ocean Pkwy Ste 1 -
Brooklyn, NY 11235
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Dr. Alexander Shapsis, M.D. has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 55 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Gastroenterologist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Gastroenterologist Dr. Alexander Shapsis, who serves patients in Brooklyn, New York.

A caring and diligent gastroenterologist, Dr. Shapsis is the President of Atlantic Gastroenterology, a state-of-the-art clinic located in the New York area. The practice specializes in all aspects of gastroenterology, hepato-billiary diseases, and hepatology. In July of 2007, they opened their doors for the first time and began serving patients in Brooklyn and the greater New York area. Since then, they have maintained the highest standards in patient care and advanced medicine.

With a broad educational background, he attended the SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where he earned his medical degree, before completing his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in gastroenterology at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center. He also holds a bachelor’s degree with a major in biochemistry and a double minor in math and philosophy from New York University.

An authority in his field, the doctor is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. A gastroenterologist is a physician who has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, colon, liver, pancreas, and biliary system.

As a testament to his success, Dr. Shapsis holds multiple awards including public and professional recognition for service excellence and has been acknowledged for his contributions to medical advancement. Due to his exemplary skills, he received honors in Best of Brooklyn Awards for Gastroenterology & Hepatology Physician and has been appointed to the Brooklyn Business Hall of Fame.

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