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Dr. Jay Desai, MD

Gastroenterologist

New York, NY

About Dr. Jay Desai

Dr. Desai is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine,New York. He graduated with Research Honors from Tufts University School of Medicine. He subsequently completed his training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at New York University. He has a strong clinical interest in promoting and improving techniques for colorectal cancer screening. His research interests have focused primarily on improving the performance of endoscopy and in studying the effects of commonly prescribed medication on the gastrointestinal tract. He has published extensively in leading gastroenterology journals as well as presented at national gastroenterology conferences, for which he has been recognized with several research awards.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • AIG

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

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Hospital affiliations

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital

Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Medical School - Tufts University, Doctor of Medicine
  • New York University, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • New York University, Fellowship in Gastroenterology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1083889968

Overall rating
4.9
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Very professional and nice. He would always ask you a few related questions before jumping into unnecessary tests, and theconversation as well as follow ups are nice and helpful.
Very professional and nice. He would always ask you a few related questions before jumping into unnecessary tests, and the conversation as well as follow ups are nice and helpful.
Yu L. · July 24, 2019
Dr. Desai was wonderful! He was attentive, compassionate and everything you would want a good doctor to be. I never feltrushed and he answered all my questions.
Dr. Desai was wonderful! He was attentive, compassionate and everything you would want a good doctor to be. I never felt rushed and he answered all my questions.
Faith K. · July 3, 2019

Dr. Jay Desai's office location

New York Gastroenterology Associates

311 East 79th Street, Suite 2A

New York, NY 10075

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Dr Desai was great.

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Very professional and nice. He would always ask you a few related questions before jumping into unnecessary tests, and the conversation as well as follow ups are nice and helpful.

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Dr. Desai was wonderful! He was attentive, compassionate and everything you would want a good doctor to be. I never felt rushed and he answered all my questions.

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I had basically no wait time even though I was early. The doctor had really good bedside manner: he listened to my symptoms and concerns and also took the time to explain what he thought could be going on (and why) as well as why he recommended a particular course of action.

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Dr. Desai's medical practice is outstanding! I was late for my appointment and the provider waited for me. His staff was professional, courteous and had great energy. Maria at the front desk had great energy. It is always good when the first person you engage in a business is alert and welcoming. Dr. Desai was very professional. His patience when responding to my concerns was of great value to me. His ability to break down medical concepts educated me at a high level. I will definitely recommend Dr. Desai 's medical practice to others.

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Great doctor. Super kind and patient. Great listener and asked a lot of great follow-up questions. Also explained things thoroughly so it was easy to understand. I also like that he didn’t jump to extreme testing and preferred to take it one step at a time in figuring out my diagnosis.

Less than 6 months ago
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I had never been to a gastroenterologist before my visit to Dr. Desai's office. He made my first time visit great! Dr. Desai was very kind and thorough with my exam. He asked as many questions as were needed to help me. He was also very quick to relay my results back to me on the phone. He was very patient and took time to explain things to me. He took my concern seriously which I appreciated very much. I would definitely recommend him to others!

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Just my first visit – And, Dr. Jay Desai is calm, clear, and compassionate.

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Personable and professional. Seen quickly and attentively listened to my reason for visiting and my concerns. Seems thorough and I appreciate that very much. Glad I found him on zocdoc and hoping each following visit is as productive as this one.

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Dr. Jay Desai is great! The wait time was non existent because I was seen right away. Dr. Desai made me feel very comfortable and was very kind. He was patient about answering my concerns and didn’t feel rushed at all.

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Easy to talk to and a great understanding of what I was going through.

Less than 6 months ago
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Excellent!

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Dr. Desai took time to make me comfortable and explained really well how I could improve my condition. He used terminology that made it easier for me to understand what was going on and was realistic about the prognosis. I would highly recommend him to anyone who's anxious about visiting a GI!

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Very kind and gentle explained everything very very well. I highly recommend.

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He's kind, straight-forward and thoughtful. Good sense of humor, too.

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Very attentive and personable. Asked me specific questions and actually listened to my answers.

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Very nice manner, but it was mainly a consult. He was very helpful in referring me to a primary care physician, with further workup before returning for GI procedures.

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He is a good Doctor.

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Consultation remarks seemed reasonable. Follow-up?

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Dr. Jay Desai was amazing. Very knowledgeable and super nice. I feel confident that he will get me back to 100%.

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Very intelligent, friendly and explained everything clearly. Would highly recommend.

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Very nice, and polite I really feel comfortable with him. Thanks doc

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Dr. Desai, is amazing, very smart, very understanding, he listens to your problems carefully, guides well, and tells you the next steps. Very good doctor.

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Dr.Desai is wonderful and patient. The office staff is however is rude and unprofessional.

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I would highly recommend Dr. Desai to everyone and anyone free of reservations as one of the best docs I've ever met. He's incredibly kind, understanding, smart, and extremely non-judgmental about things you'd probably prefer not talking about but need to for medical reasons. You can tell he actually cares and has an excellent bedside manner. I was seen within 2 minutes and he answered all of my questions free of judgment and I walked out feeling so much better and more relaxed. He doesn't focus on specific numbers or calories or pressure you into anything and rather just says he cares about your health (which is true), and so incredibly appreciated. I've had other physicians (with good intent I'm sure) suggest I try huge meal plans my stomach simply can't handle which can unfortunately just causes more stress/pain and confusion, but with Dr. Desai you always feel listened to. Thank you so much to Dr. Desai and his lovely staff for their excellent standards of care and positivity.

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Dr Desai was very professional, he was very informative.. The staff great and pleasant, the office was clean and well organized!

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Dr. Desai was kind and recommended tests to check for issues that I hadn't even considered could be at fault, and I was glad to be tested for them (to rule issues out or to them rule in). Dr. Desai called with all my results, and asked if I started a prescription he recommended. When I said I didn't want to start yet, he didn't push me, he actually recommended dietary changes and lifestyle changes I could make first to help resolve my issue. (He did mention these changes in office as well.) He seems to really care about helping you in ways that you are comfortable with.

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Excellent experience. Went out of his way to help. Highly recommended.

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Very professional and knowledgeable Great experience

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Dr. Desai asked questions that showed that he really wanted to understand the issues that had brought me in, and when he suggested further testing he did it in a very non-scary way. The whole thing took half as long as I'd expected, and the front desk staff is cheerful and organized.

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Dr. Desai and his entire office are nothing short of awesome and professional. He's kind, understanding, and has an excellent bedside manner. His entire staff is lovely. I would recommend him and the entire team free of any hesitation.

Less than 1 year ago
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Great doctor, very easy to talk to, very knowledgeable and clear in his assessment and recommendations

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Dr. Desai is one of the nicest and most competent doctors i ever met. He has been my Gastroenterologist for over a year and he is the best. I would recommend him to anyone

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Was great he was best doctor !

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Great doctor. Very informative

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Very thorough, had no wait time, very nice and listens to what you say!

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Dr. Desai was very thorough. He was very concerned and friendly.

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Dr. Desai is a very caring and knowledgeable doctor. He was very thorough in addressing my concerns. He quickly ordered necessary tests and figured out what my issue was an figuring out the proper treatment. I had a lot of anxiety looking for a new GI doctor, but Dr. Desai made all of that anxiety go away. I highly recommend him!

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Although my wait was 45 minutes, the visit with Dr. Desai was very satisfying. I felt that he listened to me and his suggestions for next steps made sense.

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Very Professional and great doctor. Was our first time there and he handled it perfectly.

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I liked that I didn’t wait long and the doctor was very nice and helpful! He made sure I understood everything that might be wrong with me.

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I was in pain. Dr. Desai’s care and professionalism helped to ease that. I would definitely recommend this office.

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He was awesome and answered all of my questions!

Less than 1 year ago
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He take his time to explains every things and does not rush .There was no waiting Time .

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Excellent service! Reception was great, and Dr. Desai was extremely friendly and very professional.

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Dr. Desai was very pleasant. I liked that he talked to me in his office first and then we moved to the exam room. Made me feel more comfortable.

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so professional, patient, and kind

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He was nice and patient and tried to explain everything about my stomach problem. I recommend him to others. But the lady at the reception wasn't well at all.

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First off, Dr. Desai actually took me 5 minutes before my appointment, which has never happened at a doctor’s! He was thorough, friendly, listened, explained everything to me and why he recommended what he did (without being condescending), and was able to take my blood in his office. I was surprised at how easy it all was!

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Doctor is very kind person and good professional.

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