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Dr. Alexander Shapsis, MD

Gastroenterologist

Professional statement

Dr. Shapsis is a recognized and highly acclaimed physician educator. Being on an Advisory Board of many pharmaceutical companies (i.e. Gilead, AbbVie, Salix, Forrest Pharmaceuticals, and Janssen), Dr. Shapsis is one of a few leading National Speakers, promoting knowledge of gastrointestinal. Dr. Shapsis is an Internationally recognized and accomplished Endoscopist, as he performed the first successful implantation of a non-surgical endoscopic weight loss device - the Spatz-2 Intragastric Balloon in Latvia (EU). Dr. Shapsis was involved in the original studies of the novice technologically advanced treatment of gastroparesis (Enterra) - a Gastric stimulation device, which has helped thousands of patients worldwide. He has appeared on Channel 7 Health News Report (2006) during some of his collaborative pioneering work on Enterra. His work on a rare and previously poorly described condition of an Acute Esophageal Necrosis now carries his name in describing the various stages of this disease. The conditions he treats include: proctalgia, GERD, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal strictures, esophageal ulcers, esophageal candidiasis, rectal bleeding, IBS, gallbladder disease, jaundice, portal hypertension, ascites, primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), drug-induced liver injury (DILI), hemochromatosis, Wilson’s Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Whipple’s disease, gastroenteritis, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, anorexia, and obesity. Dr. Shapsis is the Chief Gastroenterology & Hepatology Consultant at SecondOpinions.com – a unique and sophisticated on-line international medical telemedicine consulting company dedicated to correct medical errors, prevent unnecessary procedures/surgeries and lower healthcare costs.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Access Medicare (NY)

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • New York Community Hospital
  • Beth Israel Medical Center - Kings Highway Division

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
  • New York University (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • Empire Liver Foundation

Awards and publications

  • HIAS Scholarship Academics Merits Award
  • Patient's Choice Award

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Yiddish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1952325599

Office locations

Atlantic Gastroenterology

2797 Ocean Parkway, 1st Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11235

Atlantic Gastroenterology

6301 Mill Lane

Brooklyn, NY 11234

Atlantic Gastroenterology

239 Court St

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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The doctor was ok, a little brusque but very knowledgeable, but the wait time was unacceptable. Over 2 hours once, over an hour the second time
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He’s amazing. Put me at ease even with a complicated situation
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Dr. Shapsis was very very thorough and concerned about my issues and devoted his time to speak with me and learn my history of my symptoms. Unlike any other doctor, he actually took the time and diagnosed and ran multiple tests. Very very good doctor, glad I found him.
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I have never encountered a Dr who seems so very caring nor competent nor driven as Dr Shapsis. I cannot recommend him strongly enough.
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Dr Shapsis is excellent. I had brought a history in to help paint a bigger picture of what the problem I am having might be and I was rushing through it knowing that most doctors don't have a lot of timeto listen. He stopped me, slowed me down, asked clarifying questions throughout and really cared to get to know me and my history. He was very thorough and clearly knowledgeable and ordered a few tests to confirm a diagnosis rather than just blindly treating my symptoms. I am very happy with my treatment there so far. And his staff is amazing, extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I didn't have to wait at all and they were able to schedule my follow up appointments very soon. Happy I found somewhere I can trust where I am treated as a human, not just another number!
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He was warm, friendly and attentive. Lovely Staff. I was extremely pleased.
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Dr Shapsis is AMAZING ! When I say amazing I mean it ! I have never in my life went to such a kind, professional, knowledgeable and caring provider . WAW ! His office and stuff also has 5 stars from me !
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The waiting area was very nice and cozy first and foremost and the receptionist was very polite. The wait time was short I was seen with in minutes of entering the office. I loved Dr. Alexander Shapsis energy from the timehe walked in the room. You can tell he is passionate about seeking the problem at hand and fixing it anyway possible. He genuinely cared so I would DEFINITELY recommend his services.
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Doctor is great!!! Dont be nervous, just go
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This location is within a spa, so the waiting area is more pleasant than a standard doctor's office. Dr. Shapsis was very pleasant and warm in his manner.
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Great experience!
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Highly recommend. Great listener. Professional and personable. Recapped our discussion and outlined a clear course of action, without recommending unnecessary testing for what my symptoms were.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr.Shapsis is Very professional and well spoken. He listened to my problem and made me feel very comfortable. I didn’t feel rushed and was not given any unnecessary tests. He’s the kind of doctor I was looking for - one whocares and wants to help you. Highly recommended! (Con: long wait time)
Less than 1 year ago
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I did have any problems with doctor. He is so manner person and very smart. However, I had to wait more than hour , it’s not doctor’s blame
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Great doctor
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Dr. Shapsis was extremely professional and polite and listened to everything I had to say. He is not quick to load you up with invasive tests and medications if he does not see fit and will make sure to inform youin great detail about everything decision he makes in regard to your treatment.
More than 1 year ago
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More than 1 year ago
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Excellent doctor!
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Dr. Shapsis is an incredibly smart doc in my opinion. He thinks about the individual patient wholistically. He's a very good specialist, but in my experience has a great breadth of medical knowledge outside of gastro, which is great.
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Loved that he listened. And dug deeper to find the root of the problem. So that he could take the necessary action.
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Very proffesional and caring doctor.
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He is a nice and very professional specialist, recommend him to everybody.
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Up to the point and professional. Very intelligent doctor and with a good sense of humor!
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It was great. The dr was very informative.
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He was very nice and thorough and made me very comfortable!
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He is an excellent Doctor! He's very attentive and looks at the bigger picture to see what actually might be going on. I felt very taken care of
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shapsis wass attentive, knowledgeable, and courteous.
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Amazing Doctor! Very knowledgeable and attentive to my needs. I would recommend Dr. Shapsis to anyone.
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Dr Shapsis was soooo friendly and very knowledgable and smart. He provided alot of information i Did not know and made me feel very comfortable at my appointment. I highly recommend him !! Glad i went to my appointment.
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Very personable, good listener, professional, and thorough. I have a chronic disease and the Dr. took the time to review every single page of my 11 year file. He also assessed my other body systems on a holistic level, and didn'tjust focus on my disease and symptoms. Finally, the Dr. asked me what my goals were and then gave me detailed instructions about how to proceed; including preventive measures, referrals, supplements and genetic testing. Thank you Dr!
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor! Proffesional and you can really see he cares. Highly recommended!!
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The doctor was patient professional and kind. Helped us right away. Highly recommended!
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Very nice. Straight to the point kind of person. Very professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Shapsis
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