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Dr. Rebecca Kowalski

Surgery
New York, NY
13 years experience female

Locations

Lenox Hill Hospital

New York, NY

Address

100 East 77 Street, New York, NY
Directions

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Specialties
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Surgery

General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

16 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Kowalski
General Surgery 13 years experience
Need to be evaluated: "GERD symptoms" are not always actually caused by acid reflux. Especially at your age, you need to be worked up further with at least an endoscopy and probably more tests such as a pH probe (a small device that goes on the bottom of the esophagus to check how much acid is washing up). Make an appointment to see your doctor soon to get better symptom control and to prevent long-term damage.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Kowalski
General Surgery 13 years experience
Need an ultrasound: While a hiatal hernia can cause some symptoms, there is a decent chance you have gallstones causing your symptoms. You should get an ultrasound of your right upper abdomen to determine if there are stones in your gallbladder. See your primary care provider to get a referral for an ultrasound. If you have gallstones, a cholecystectomy can help relieve the symptoms.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Kowalski
General Surgery 13 years experience
Needs evaluation: Severe abdominal pain definitely needs to be evaluated, either by your primary care doctor or gastroenterologist, or if you are in severe pain and can't see one of them, you should go to the emergency room. There are all sorts of issues that can cause this but you need to be evaluated ASAP.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kowalski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kowalski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thank you! they still have me working, sent back after 9 days.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

LENOX HILL HOSPITAL
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