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Gastrologist in Summit, NJ

Saad F. Habba, MD | Gastrologist in Summit, NJ

Dr. Habba is an exceptionally skilled gastrologist in Summit, NJ, and was the first to describe "Habba Syndrome." This new entity was published in the American College of Gastroenterology Journal in August of 2000. He pioneered the concept of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) being a wastebasket diagnosis and a collection of different entities rather than a true single medical condition. This concept was published in 2011 in the Medical Hypotheses journal and was followed in 2012 by another publication in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Habba has made national and international radio and television appearances, with his latest being on the Discovery Health Channel as well as the NJ TV program, 12 To Your Health. Some other honors he has earned during his long career include:

• Being awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award by UMDNJ
• Receiving a special medical achievement citation from the president of the New Jersey Senate
• Receiving a commendation from Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey
• Being acknowledged with numerous recognition awards by the New Jersey Medical Society
• Serving as an expert witness in Gastroenterology for the State of New Jersey

Further Credentials

Saad F. Habba, MD, is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and has been practicing medicine and Gastroenterology for more than 34 years. He is an attending consultant physician at Overlook Medical Center and was Chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. He is presently in private practice as a gastrologist in Summit, New Jersey.

Dr. Habba has also presented and published in 26 national and international medical journals and symposia and authored a chapter in Conn's Current Therapy textbook of Medicine. In 1987 he was granted a U.S. patent in Methodology of Liver Regeneration. He was listed in "Guide to America's Top Physicians" by the Consumer Research Council of America, featured in New Jersey Life magazine in the article “Doctors Who Make a Difference,” and cited in the June/July 2011 issue of Reader's Digest.

What Dr. Habba Can Help With

No patient could ask for a more knowledgeable doctor regarding gastrointestinal conditions. When you feel in your gut that something isn’t right, he’s the man you want to speak to. From GERD to gallbladder disease, he’s familiar with a range of problems and what to do about preventing, diagnosing, and treating them. Some diagnostic procedures he provides include endoscopy and colonoscopy, and he helps patients feel at ease during both. Gastroenterology conditions that Dr. Habba assists his patients with include:

• Diarrhea & Chronic Diarrhea
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
• Abdominal Pain
• Gallbladder Disease
• Habba Syndrome
• Heartburn
• Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn's)

Diagnostic procedures provided include endoscopy and colonoscopy.

Saad F. Habba, MD
12 Bank Street, Suite 102
Summit, NJ 07901
Phone: 908-273-3434
Fax: 908-273-3210

Last Update: May 11, 2012


Why Dr. Habba Stands Out

He is unique as a gastrologist in that he believes IBS is an umbrella term used to refer to many different conditions when a physician does not know the true cause, rather than one illness. He believes it’s better to investigate further to identify a definite cause to treat so the patient will feel relief faster and not doctor-hop. Dr. Habba’s study--published in Medical Hypotheses--concluded that 98% of the hundreds of patients who had been diagnosed with IBS actually had something else. He believes in treating the cause of the problem, not the symptom.

Dr. Habba is possibly most known for his work on the condition named after him, Habba Syndrome. The symptoms can be troubling for patients and interfere with their daily lives and should be treated by a qualified and experienced physician. Certain agents can often improve the condition in a few days, adjusting as needed. An unfortunate number of patients, possibly in the millions, accept their gastrointestinal problems as just part of life when they don’t have to. Dr. Habba is working to give them better options.

The Importance of Discovering the Source of a Problem

No one should have to live with the symptoms of Habba Syndrome--or any other gastrointestinal disorder--for longer than necessary. They can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, and even painful, disrupting daily life. When doctors can’t come up with an answer, those suffering from these conditions can end up paying a lot of money to see different specialists and be hurt financially as well.
Patients with Saad F. Habba as their doctor are less likely to deal with this because he gets to the bottom of their symptoms and treats it to the full extent of his ability. Given his decades of experience and extensive credentials, there’s no question that he’s a master of his field and one of the best sources of professional help that patients and experts alike can turn to for assistance with gastroenterology and its related conditions.

Contact us for more information about Dr. Habba and his work. He can work with any patient and treat a variety of conditions in Summit, New Jersey, and the surrounding neighborhoods.

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