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About Dr. Vinod K Rustgi

Dr. Vinod K Rustgi, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA, with other offices in Pittsburgh, PA and New Brunswick, NJ . He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

29 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Vinod K Rustgi is Good. Dr. Vinod K Rustgi has been rated by 29 patients. From those 29 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Vinod K Rustgi is 2.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Upmc Montefiore

3459 5th Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Upmc Presbyterian Hospital

200 Lothrop St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Pinki J Bhatt Md

125 Paterson St Ste 5100
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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Specialties

Dr. Vinod K Rustgi has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    18 Expertise

  • Hepatitis C
  • Celiac Disease
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Constipation
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Liver Diseases
  • Viral Human Hepatitis
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Liver Failure
  • Hemorrhoids

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Reviews

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Wonderful doctor!

Dr. Rustgi has cutting-edge knowledge. He is kind and caring, and very comforting while also straight-forward with diagnosis, prognosis, and potential challenges. I am very thankful to have been referred to Dr. Rustgi. I know that I am in good hands. Not so keen on the P.A. I saw once, though. He seemed more focused on research than on the human being sitting in front of him. Now I will only see Dr. Rustgi.

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Great doc

Dr. Rustgi's credentials, experience, and professional esteem are indisputable. He is recognized up and down the east coast as Top Dog. I've been through several very serious illnesses with him and he's seen me through every step. His PAs are knowledgeable. My calls and emails are returned almost immediately by him and by his staff. I got annoyed once because I didn't think he had thought enough about an issue before giving advice, but it turned out that he was right on the money. Dr. Rustgi's front office is great. The Asian woman at reception may not be all warm and fuzzy but she is polite, respectful, and professional.

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Bad stuff

The young Asian girl at the front desk is quite possibly the rudest most insulting assistant I have seen in a long time. Hard to believe this is a professional office. I made a appointment one month advance, when I showed up for the appointment the girl on the front desk says my wife call and cancel my appointment, which is a big lie. I call my wife and asked about it and she knows nothing about my appointment. But the girl in the front desk keep arguing with and acting like I'm the one who is lying.

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A poor experience

I visited the office 3 times, and saw a Physician's Assistant all 3 times. I never saw Dr. Rustgi. I believe the PA consulted with him over the phone - he did not appear to even be in the office. The PA was reasonably knowledgable, but clearly did not have answers. In the end, they sent me for 2 fairly expensive tests (HIDA scan and Liver biopsy), and ended up saying "sorry, we don't know what it is" - no referral, no suggestions, nothing. In addition, the desk staff were unhelpful, bordering on rude. I had the first appointment of the day (8:30) and still had to wait at least 20 minutes each time. When I decided to go elsewhere, and called to request my records, they made it very difficult. It took 3 separate calls, and each time I was told something different about how to get my records. When I asked questions, I was talked down to, and made to feel as if it was my fault that they didn't have my records ready yet. Overall, I was extremely dissatisfied.

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One Star

no chance to see doctor, only his assistant.almost three weeks after bloood test, I haven't received any call to tell me the result.

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  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Georgetown University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Vinod K Rustgi accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan
    • UPMC Partner Network Plans
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