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Dr. Po Cheng Chu, MD

Gastroenterologist

Professional statement

Po Cheng Chu, MD, is a board certified Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist. He received his degree in medicine from the National Taiwan University College of Medicine. He completed both his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at Maimonides Medical Center with an Outstanding Resident Teaching Award and Resident of the Month Award. Additionally, Dr. Chu had hepatology training at NYU. He has participated and presented researches at national conferences and published numerous peer-reviewed research articles. Dr. Chu is a member of Gastroenterology attending staff at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Chu is dedicated to the treatment and need of his patients. He uses a holistic approach to medicine that takes into consideration each individual's unique situation and adapts his consultations and treatments appropriately. He serves the ethnically diverse communities of Brooklyn and Queens. He is multilingual in English and Chinese dialects (Mandarin, Cantonese, and Hakka). Dr. Chu specializes in the treatment of various pancreatic, liver, upper and lower GI conditions. Screening colonoscopy and routine endoscopy procedures are performed in the office with state of the art technology. He also performs advanced GI procedures such as ERCP, Video Capsule Endoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound, and Small Bowel Enteroscopy. Dr. Chu is a member of American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD), New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (NYSGE), and American Medical Association (AMA).

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Coney Island Hospital
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Maimonides Medical Center

Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Medical School - National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Maimonides Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Maimonides Medical Center, Fellowship in Gastroenterology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1720236813

Office locations

BROOKLYN GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY

2315 86th St, 1st floor

Brooklyn, NY 11214

BROOKLYN GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY

822 57th St, 1st Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11220

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Awesome doctor. Caring and took time to listen to all my symptoms. I trust him with a plan to fix my health issues!
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Considering the reason for visit, I think it’s normal to be nervous and a bit shy but Dr Chu made me feel very comfortable and I left feeling very informed.
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Dr. Chen’s is very knowledgeable and attentive to detail.
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I am very happy with my visit. Dr. Cheng Chu took the time to talk about my issues seriously, he listened carefully and he proposed a treatment plan - I had a very good experience with him.
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Great, friendly, knowledgeable doctor. Very long wait time.
Less than 3 months ago
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Great doctor
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The Dr Cheng is very nice!!!! The waiting time is soooo long, but it's worth it to wait! Everyone is very nice and helpful in the front desk as well. I highly recommend Dr Cheng
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Dr. Chu was very friendly. He listened to my medical history and my symptoms and explained what my possible diagnosis could be. He explained using a diagram and pointed at specific organs as he explained. He also thoroughly explained my treatment which I also really appreciated
Less than 6 months ago
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The registration staff was very friendly and professional. Dr Chu took his time to explain my condition using visual reference and he made me comfortable. Making a follow up appointment was so easy and the staff was patient with me.
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I was very pleased with my appointment with doctor Cheng. No waiting time. Was listened and Explained the treatment plan. Will definitely go back and will recommend him to my friends.
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He is real good doctor. I recomended
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Doctor Po Cheng Chu & his staff are amazing !! & He tries to help you in every way possible !
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Very polite very helpful very pleased with my visit
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I would highly recommend Dr. Chi to anyone. His bed side manners was excellent and he explained step by step what was going to happen during the procedure.
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It was my first time seeing Dr. Chu and he was super nice and explained everything thoroughly. He doesn't talk down to you as some doctors do. The receptionist was very nice. I would definitely recommend Dr. Po Cheng Chu to anyone who needs to see a specialist.
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He's a great doctor. Really seems to care about his patients.
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My visit was very quick, short, but to the point. I will return.
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Great doctor, listened to all my concerns, is very thorough with his explanations. I would definitely recommend him.
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Staff was very nice. The doctor was informative.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very nice doctor and professional if I could give him more than 5 star i would.
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Best experience
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My visit went great! Dr. Chu's Office and work space was very clean, the reception staff was very pleasant, and the area in which his office was located was very convenient, with parking right outside. As for Dr. Chu himself, hewas amazing. Great bedside manner, and explained everything very thoroughly, in both medical and laymen terms. He was straightforward, and very clear in his explanations. Even though my symptoms weren't like the usual patient's, he still didn't rule out all the possibilities. I will definitely be returning.
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Dr. Chu was wonderful! Patient, compassionate, and thorough. Highly recommended!
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Clean office, didn’t have to wait long before seeing the doctor. Doctor was very nice & determined to help.
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Dr. Po Cheng Chu was so friendly, patient, welcoming, and helpful. What I really appreciated about him was that he would explain everything about what he was doing, step by step. Highly recommend and so happy to find the right doctor.
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Nicer
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Very kind doctor and knowledgeable
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So friendly, so professional. He really tries to understand your condition throughly
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I love Dr. Chu's empathy and big smile. He tries to understand and listens to your pain and condition and then he will diagnose and then explain to you the reasons why your have certain condition. He takes his time; hedoes not rush and give you five minutes like most of the specialist. However, you need to take time to heal. There is no immediate result. We must follow Dr. Chu's order and go back for follow up. It is very important you take care your tummy! Also, if you can't afford the drugs; you can let him know he has some samples in his office. He will try to accommodate you! Go for it!
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He was very kind and thorough..he made me feel really comfortable and he thoroughly explained everything to me! I am very happy.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Cheng was very informative and explained everything in detail. Unfortunately I was disappointed with the after care post colonoscopy. There were no vitals taken after the procedure was done. There was no aftercare. It was very scary gettingwoken up and asked to get off the bed into a chair 5 minutes after the procedure was done.
More than 1 year ago
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I have been to a few gastro doctors and have found this doctor to be on point. Clean office although i wish he has air conditioner everything about the doctor was great.
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Amazing doctor will be going back :)
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Very attentive...excellent bedside manner. Very detailed does not rush the visit. Highly recommend.
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Great office and understanding doctor. Staff is nice as well!
More than 1 year ago
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Very smart. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommend him. This doctor is great.
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Dr.Chu has an excellent way of explaining everything. He is soft spoken and seems to really care about your comfort.
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Extremely kind, knowledgeable and empathetic. All the reviews are true! :) He explains everything in detail, tells you what he's going to do and why, and makes sure you understand what he's saying fully. He really listens and makes you feelheard. You have to find metered street parking (that hates my quarters apparently), so you might overpay in a quick appointment or have to feed the meter in the middle of your appointment (like I did). But he's patient and happy to help.
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Dr. Chi was amazing. Very thorough. Explained everything to me in detailed and listened carefully to my concerns. He took my medical history into consideration as well as my symptoms and recommended a few procedure which I am on board with.He is very nice and has a calming way. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs to be seen.
More than 1 year ago
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He was very nice and he knows his stuff. He explained everything step by step. I feel like he understood the issues my son was having unlike other doctors we have gone to in the past. I feel we will get positive results from his suggestions.
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He's very good and make me feel comfortable
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Dr. Chu is extremely patient and compassionate. We worked out a game plan to tackle my IBD flare and I came out of the office feeling relived to be dealing with a really down to earth specialist. Highly recommend!
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Great Dr.
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Great doctor with lots of passions.
More than 1 year ago
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I've never been to Dr. Chu before (or a gastroenterologist in general), and he was awesome. He explained everything to me in detail and made sure I understood before we moved on with the appointment. He's also a really nice and congenial person. I would highly recommend.
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Great doctor, has a very good knowledge about what he does. Had an issue and he was able to help me start gaining control. Did an excellent endoscopy.
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Dr. Po Cheng Chu, was very good. He fully explained everything and listened to all of my concerns. He made me feel extremely comfortable and I will definitely go back.
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Although I already had high expectations for my visit with Dr. Chu, the experience surpassed my expectations! Dr. Chu was very easy to talk to, informative, genuine, and patient. I don't think I would have felt half as comfortable with anyother provider, given the nature of the problem. His picture says a thousand words, and if that doesn't suffice, read all the positive reviews of previous patients.
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I came in on a last minute appointment to deal with painful hemorrhoids. That is completely awkward and embarrassing. Knowing I'd need to be examined is certainly embarrassing. This doctor made me feel completely comfortable. He took his time,explained everything, went through procedure, named everything he was doing before he did it and then went into detail about what was going on. I love him to the fullest.
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Dr. Chu was amazing. Knowing a bit about the area, I knew that parking would be an issue so I headed over early. If you get there 15/20 minutes early, it will not be an issue to get into the officeon time. As for the front desk, the young lady was great and helped me right away. For Dr. Chu, he was awesome. I was nervous that I would not completely understand everything he said because most doctors speak fast or do not care to break down whats going on with your body into simpler terms for those who are not in the medical field but Dr. Chu definitely did. He answered all my questions (which were a lot) and helped me to understand what was going on. I had an appointment and endoscopy the next day so I was very pleased that he was able to fit me in right away. He is so professional and the procedure was just fine. it's great because everything is done right there in his office. Everything was done on time and there was no wait in the office either day. I'll definitely be coming back for more appointments if need be, I know I will not have to look for a different specialist in this field, and would definitely recommend his office to all.
More than 1 year ago
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