420 Grand Avenue, Suite 101, Englewood, NJ 07631(201) 537-4328
140 Sylvan Avenue, Suite 101A/101B, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632(201) 945-6564
596 Anderson Avenue, Suite 208, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010(201) 537-4328
420 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 537-4328
140 Sylvan Avenue, Suite 101A/101B, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
(201) 945-6564
596 Anderson Ave #208, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
(201) 537-4328
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The Gastroenterology Group of Northern NJ

Safety, Quality, Experience

The Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey represents the premier gastroenterology practice in the region. Our physicians have come together with a goal of providing excellence in clinical care in a safe and compassionate environment.

We provide care in all aspects of gastrointestinal diseases. This includes treatment of common disorders such as acid reflux and Irritable Bowel Syndrome as well as screening for colon cancer and polyp detection. We also offer expertise in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, hepatitis, pancreatic and gallbladder diseases. In addition, we have specific knowledge in the use of biologic and immune modulating therapies for some of these conditions. Many of the physicians have specialized training in advanced endoscopic procedures including ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound and video capsule endoscopy.

We are proud to be part of a new state of the art endoscopy center in Englewood Cliffs in partnership with Englewood Hospital and Physician’s Endoscopy. Board certified anesthesiologists and nurses are on site to make the experience comfortable and safe.

Our gastroenterology practice has been providing high quality care to the community for over 50 years. Our eleven physicians are fellowship trained and board certified in both gastroenterology and internal medicine and are frequently listed among the Top Doctors in the New York Metro area as reported in many publications including 201 Magazine, Castle Connolly, New York Magazine and New Jersey Monthly. All of our physicians are also members of the Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Englewood Hospital and are skilled in bloodless procedures and in the medical management of patients who do not accept blood products.

Our team provides excellent care in three conveniently located, state-of-the-art offices in Englewood, Englewood Cliffs and Cliffside Park. We participate with most insurance plans and offer evening hours for patient convenience. Many of our doctors and staff are fluent in Spanish, Italian and Russian.

Testimonials

"I've been a patient of Dr. Chessler's for several years and he has always taken great care of me. It's rare to find a doctor that you can connect with and his bedside manner has always put me at ease. He's incredibly thorough and I trust all of his decisions regarding my health care. I saw him recently for an issue with a chronic condition and he quickly identified the problem and a solution. I started feeling much better within days. I've always had a positive experience with him. "

Kimberly I.

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"Dr. Fiorillo is the best! He is easy to talk too and makes you feel comfortable. He is prompt in returning calls and emails within 24 hours. He has help not only me but my father as well. Office staff is very polite. I highly recommend Dr. Fiorillo."

Terry J.

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"Dr. Ivan Friedrich had diagnosed me in 2009 and has helped me every step of the way. He is very caring and also takes the time out to get to know who you are."

Alex Z.

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"Dr. Kaplounov is honestly the BEST doctor I have had. She is the most caring human being, loves her job, and listens to every word/concern you may have. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone in the world. Thank you Dr. Kaplounov!!!"

Danielle

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"My mother's oncologist recommended Dr. Michael Meininger to her and then I also took him up on his recommendation. I can see why Dr. Meininger was so favored. He is a very warm, professional, and knowledgeable doctor. I enjoyed talking with him as he addressed my concerns and took time answering my incessant questions, especially one particular question that was asked of him five times in five different ways -- never showed annoyance or lost patience with me. I greatly fear anesthesia, so I also want to thank his anesthesiologist for showing tremendous compassion when I went under for my colonoscopy. Dr. Meininger and his whole staff are excellent."

B.R.

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"Dr. Panella listened to me carefully, explained the tests required, and instructed his staff to help me scheduling tests. He shows he cares and willing to understand my problems. He is an excellent doctor I can trust."

David T.

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"Wow, Dr. Rubin was one of my best doctors. He listened to what I had asked for, explained to me what he was doing, as well as why he was doing it, did not make me feel rushed, and encouraged questions. He gave me complete testing choices, laid out all of the options before me, and even suggested doing research for me that I had not even thought of. He was willing to think outside the box. (Also I needed to reschedule and the staff was cool with that). He also has evening hours which was useful, and was able to do the endoscopy and colonoscopy in house, which went smoothly. I would very highly recommend him."

Shlomo S.

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"My experience with Dr. Sapienza was excellent in every aspect. His manner during my consultation was absolutely professional and amazingly personable, and his office handled everything with reassuring efficiency, including a call-back to answer an insurance question. My quick visit to Englewood Hospital for the procedure was also pleasant and hassle-free; the staff went so far as to find my friend in the waiting area to be sure that he had a validated parking voucher! I could not recommend Dr. Sapienza any more heartily..."

Steven H.

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"I have been a patient of Doctor Spinnell for many years. I have chronic pancreatitis which Doctor Spinnel diagnosed when no other doctor was able to. His style of treating at least my situtation is trial and error avoiding majot surgey at all costs. He even recommended that I see a pancreas specialist just to ensure myself that Doctor Spinnell is treating the problem in the most direct methodology and course of action. His assistant is always friendly returning my calls when needed promptly. Doctor Spinnell takes the time during the visit to make sure you understand the situation and not just run out after a few minutes to see another patient. He truly cares about his patients. Highly recommended."

MB

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"If anyone deserves the title, it is Dr Zingler, as he was the first doctor to diagnose my condition and to see that I received the best possible care. Believe it or not, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer TEN YEARS AGO and I am still celebrating life with no evidence of recurrence. Dr Zingler got me to the right specialists and to this day watches over me. He is a skilled physician and a caring man; he takes time to listen to you and explains things clearly. He will call after regular office hours if necessary. What else can you ask for?"

Carol R.

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Locations

Englewood Office

420 Grand Avenue, Suite 101, Englewood, NJ 07631

Englewood Cliffs Office

140 Sylvan Avenue, Suite 101A/101B, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Cliffside Park Office

596 Anderson Avenue, Suite 208, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

Englewood
    Office Hours

Monday:
8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday:
8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday:
8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm


Englewood Cliffs
    Office Hours

Monday:
8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday:
8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday:
8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm

Cliffside Park
    Office Hours

Monday:
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday:
8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday:
Closed
Friday:
Closed