RICARDO E. RODRIGUEZ
Dr. Ricardo Esteban Rodriguez was born in Cuba and moved to the United States as a young child. He graduated from Columbia College, Columbia University in 1980. He received his medical school degree from UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School in 1984. He subsequently completed his residency and gastroenterology specialty training at St Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital Center/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, in New York City.
He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
Dr. Rodriguez has followed his father’s (Dr Ricardo M Rodriguez) legacy of being committed to give the best and most comprehensive, compassionate, high quality care available to his patients.
He is well known and respected in the community he serves in Eastern Union County. He is regarded by his peers and patients alike as a caring physician of great integrity and dedication.
He is highly experienced in the practice of endoscopy, both diagnostic and therapeutic.
His professional interests include colon cancer screening, biliary, liver and pancreas disorders, peptic ulcer disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Dr. Rodriguez has been active in the medical staff leadership at Trinitas Regional Medical Center and has served in the capacity of Vice President of the Medical staff for the last 5 years. He is currently the President and Medical Director of the Garden State Endoscopy Center in Kenilworth, New Jersey.
Outside of New Jersey, he has served as Medical Director of the NGO, Amazon Health Project, for the last 10 years. As such, he has travelled to the Amazon river basin of Peru to provide free medical care to the indigenous communities of the region.
GREGORY S. LESSER
Dr. Lesser, a current resident of Monmouth County, was born in New Jersey and has spent most of his life in the Garden State. He is a graduate of Tulane University, where he received degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Public Health. He obtained his medical degree from The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, and completed both his residency and fellowship at Cooper University Hospital in Cherry Hill, NJ. Board certified in Gastroenterology, Dr. Lesser has spent the majority of the past decade taking impeccable care of a myriad of GI patients throughout New Jersey. Dr. Lesser has co-authored several publications on sedation in colonoscopy as well as on other pertinent topics in gastroenterology.
Whether you are interested in colon cancer screening or have a general digestive health concern, Dr. Lesser will help you understand your condition and treatment options while setting you on the pathway to better health. Dr. Lesser is currently on staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.
Dr. Shrensel was born and raised in New Jersey, and is excited to have returned to practice gastroenterology. He attended Union College for his undergraduate degree, and obtained his medical degree at New Jersey Medical School, formerly of UMDNJ and now part of Rutgers University. He completed his internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai/Beth Israel in Manhattan, and his gastroenterology fellowship at University of Arizona in Tucson. He is trained in the latest advances in managing both gastrointestinal disorders and liver disease. He has extensive training in managing inflammatory bowel disease and is proficient in a number of endoscopic procedures including upper endoscopy with radio frequency ablation and endoscopic mucosal resection of large colonic polyps.
Our office is affiliated with the following hospitals:
* Dr. Rodriguez is also affiliated with Dr. David Wexler, a gastroenterologist based in Clark, New Jersey. under the group practice named Garden State Digestive Disease Specialists, LLC.
* Dr. Gregory Lesser has office hours at both office sites, Roselle Park and Clark. Dr. Rodriguez works out of his base office in Roselle Park only.