Jay C. Desai, MD

Jay C. Desai, MD

Jay C. Desai, MD

Gastroenterologist

Dr. Jay Desai takes pride in spending as much time as necessary listening to his patients, and working collaboratively with them to achieve the best outcomes. Dr. Desai unifies thoughtful consideration of complicated diseases with a practical approach to clinical problem solving. Dr. Desai is a skilled and experienced gastrointestinal endoscopist, with a special interest in patient safety during endoscopy. In order to ensure that a wide range of patients enjoy access to his expert care, he participates in most insurance plans. With a special interest in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, Dr. Desai also specializes in colon cancer screening, and liver disease (including treatment of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C). In addition to upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, he performs:
  •   Advanced diagnostic studies for patients experiencing disorders of defecation
  •  Monitoring studies for patients with acid reflux disease
  • Breath testing to test for infection and problems with digestion
  •  Video capsule endoscopy for diagnosis of small bowel disease
After earning his medical degree at Tufts University with research honors, Dr. Desai completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at New York University Langone Medical Center. He serves as a Clinical Instructor at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He has published numerous articles in leading national journals, and presented his work at national conferences. Dr. Desai has a leadership role at NYGA and at the Endoscopy Center of New York in the management of safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure as many patients as possible have access to outstanding medical care.

Jay C. Desai, MD‘s Reviews

I thought he was attentive to listening to my concerns and provided a lot of helpful feedback. The wait time was very short and the office was spacious with seats...
Dr. Desai was wonderful. He was listened very attentively to my symptoms. He explained all the different possibilities and provided great recommendations/plan of action. Wonderful Video Call visit!
Listened to my concerns, asked good follow up questions, came up with a clear plan that I understood.

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