GAFC is Honored to have 5 Members of its Team Recognized as Top Docs


Gastroenterology Associates of Fairfield County is honored to have five members of its team recognized as “Top Docs.” The physicians, Dr. Gena Cobrin, Dr. Edward Grossman, Dr. Kenneth Mauer, Dr. Julie Spivack and Dr. Strick Woods, epitomize a commitment to being “the digestive health experts.” They provide excellent, cutting-edge medical care at offices in Fairfield, Bridgeport and Monroe, and are affiliated with St. Vincent’s Medical Center. “Our goal is to treat people with potentially embarrassing problems with great sensitivity and care,” says Dr. Spivack. “We develop close relationships with our patients, and take a genuine interest in their health concerns.” Gastroenterology Associates of Fairfield was the first Connecticut practice to offer state-of-the-art capsule endoscopy, in which patients swallow tiny cameras encased in pills that allow doctors a closer look at their digestive tracts. At The Endoscopy Center of Fairfield, the practice’s licensed, Medicare-certified and Joint Commission-accredited ambulatory surgery center, patients are able to receive outpatient procedures, e,g., colonoscopy screening, performed by the fellowship-trained doctors. The doctors have specialized training in digestive health issues including indigestion and heartburn, chest pain, gall bladder, ulcer and irritable bowel disease, colon and pancreatic cancers, liver diseases and hepatitis. They are also experts in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. “We are extremely well-rounded and very proud of that,” says Dr. Spivack. “We work very closely and often take a team approach with difficult cases.” Several of the practice’s physicians have been recognized for their excellence. Dr. Woods was “2009 Physician of the Year” at St. Vincent’s Medical Center and Dr. Mauer was one of New York Magazine’s “Top Doctors” in 2009. He also received that designation from Connecticut, New York and Westport Magazines on numerous prior occasions. This year’s “Top Docs” are proud to practice with talented associates Dr. Emil Blanco, Dr. Eddy Castillo, Dr. Richard Lopatin and Danielle Weckesser, P.A.