Digestive Care

Also known as Gastroenterology

Supporting your digestive health

Digestive Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham

Gastroenterologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham provide the community with comprehensive care for digestive tract conditions. These include those affecting the esophagus (food tube), gallbladder, intestines, liver, pancreas and rectum.

Our care team takes a holistic, personalized approach. We’re always available to answer questions, help you find resources and ensure you get the attention you need. We communicate with your referring physician to keep them well-informed about your progress. We also collaborate closely with other specialists if you have a complex condition, such as cancer of the digestive tract, to ensure your care is well-coordinated.

Endoscopy Unit

Our highly trained, board-certified gastroenterologists offer state-of-the-art procedures to diagnose, assess and treat gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. The vast majority of these procedures are endoscopies, which use a thin, flexible tube with a light and tiny camera on the end to examine the digestive tract. Our doctors perform more than 7,500 endoscopies a year, including colonoscopies, gastroscopies and many others.

Endoscopies at BID Needham take place in our Endoscopy Unit located in the Outpatient Clinical Center on our main campus. The unit is welcoming, bright and airy, with beautiful views from every recovery room. You can rest assured that our staff will provide exceptional care and make you as comfortable as possible during your visit.

BID Needham partners with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) for patients who need colorectal (colon and rectal) surgery. Surgeries take place at BIDMC, and our team here in Needham provides expert outpatient care before and after your surgery.

Schedule an Appointment

To make an appointment for Dr. Steven Cohen, Dr. Stephen Rotman, or Dr. Sonal Ullman call Needham Gastroenterology Associates directly at 781-444-6460 or call the Gastroenterology Department at 781-453-7861.

To make an appointment for Dr. Matthew Sullivan, call 781-453-3688.

Conditions We Treat

The GI doctors at BID Needham provide care for these and other conditions:
  • Conditions affecting the esophagus (food tube)
  • Disorders of the pancreas and biliary system (liver/ gallbladder/ bile ducts)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Motility disorders (lack of motion in the digestive tract)
  • Ulcers

Services & Specialties

Our gastroenterologists work with other specialists at BID Needham to ensure you receive the best care.

Meet Our Digestive Care Experts

Our board-certified gastroenterologists provide comprehensive, specialized care for a variety of digestive tract disorders. Learn more about our team below.

Steven Cohen, MD
Steven Cohen, MD Specialty Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
Stephen Rotman, MD
Stephen Rotman, MD Specialty Internal Medicine
Simren Sangha, MD
Simren Sangha, MD Specialty Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
Matthew Sullivan, MD
Matthew Sullivan, MD Specialty Gastroenterology
Sonal Ullman, MD
Sonal Ullman, MD Specialty Internal Medicine