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Max Pitman, MD
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  • Gastroenterology
Accepting new patients

Appointments: Call 646-568-9234

Locations

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Brooklyn, 50 Court Street Gastroenterology

50 Court Street
Suite 1102
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • Abdominal pain and bloating
  • Achalasia
  • Barrett’s Esophagus and ablation of Barrett’s
  • Breath testing
  • C. difficile infection
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Colon cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Diseases of the Pancreas and Bile Ducts
  • Diseases of the liver
  • Disorders of the Esophagus
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Enteroscopy
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Esophageal motility disorders
  • Esophageal strictures
  • Family history of colon cancer and other cancers
  • Gastroesophageal reflux and heartburn
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • General Gastroenterology
  • Genetic syndromes with risk of colon cancer
  • H. Pylori infection
  • IBD
  • Infections of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Other Conditions
  • Liver elastography
  • Multidisciplinary treatment of colon cancer
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • PEG tube (feeding tube) placement
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Removal of colon polyps
  • Screening for colon polyps and prevention of cancer
  • Screening for esophageal cancer
  • Small bowel capsule endoscopy
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
  • Upper GI Endoscopy
  • Zenker’s Diverticulum

New York Accepted Insurances

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Aetna
Aetna Medicare
Anthem BCBS
BCBS Blue Card
BCBS of NY – Empire
BCBS of NY – Empire Medicare
BCBS of NY - NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan
Cigna
Corvel – Workers Compensation
Coventry – Workers Compensation and Motor Vehicle
Emblem Health – Emblem, HIP & GHI
Emblem Medicare
Emblem Health – NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan PPO
HealthFirst Commercial & PPO
HealthFirst Essential (Exchange)
HealthFirst Medicaid
HealthFirst Medicare
Humana Medicare
Medicare
Multiplan/PHCS/Beech Street
MVA
MVP
New York Workers Compensation
Oxford Health Plans (Freedom, Liberty)
Oxford Health Medicare
Railroad Medicare
The Empire Plan NY
Tricare
United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete
United Healthcare Choice
United Healthcare Choice Plus
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Navigate EPO, HMO, POS
United Healthcare NYSHIP
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO

Training and Education

Medical School

  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Undergraduate

  • B.A. English Literature, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Residency

  • Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian - Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Fellowship

  • Gastroenterology, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

About Me

Max Pitman, MD is a member of Summit Health’s Gastroenterology team. Dr. Pitman is a board-certified gastroenterologist whose expertise covers the spectrum of digestive and liver diseases. In addition to general gastroenterology, he has a sub-specialized interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and the prevention of colon cancer and colon polyps through the use of screening and polypectomy. Dr. Pitman is trained and experienced in office-based infusion of biologic medicines (e.g. infliximab and vedolizumab) for the treatment of IBD, and he also serves as the Medical Director for Summit Health’s endoscopy unit in Brooklyn.  

Believing strongly that dietary therapies are a critical tool in the management of many gastrointestinal conditions, Dr. Pitman stays knowledgeable and up to date on food intolerances, diet, and nutrition. Whether a routine visit or screening colonoscopy, he listens carefully to his patients to ensure accurate diagnosis and a successful treatment plan. 

“For as long as I can remember, I have been in awe of the way doctors and other health care providers can make someone feel more comfortable at their most vulnerable times,” says Dr. Pitman. “While exciting and fascinating in its own right, the body of knowledge that we acquire as physicians was never as appealing to me as the ability to use that expertise to connect with - and support - people who may be feeling uncertain or afraid.” He adds, “I love getting to work with patients on their digestive health, not only because digestive symptoms are important to well-being, but also because the health of the gut can be a window into the rest of the body.” 

When not working with his patients, Dr. Pitman loves to cook and can be found making waffles or pizzas for his kids, or cooking dinners for friends or family on the weekends. He also enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and anything that gets him into the outdoors. 

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