Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

David M. Kastenberg, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor

Gastroenterology - Barrett's Esophagus
Gastroenterology - Celiac Disease and Management
Gastroenterology - Colon Disease
Gastroenterology - Colonoscopy Screening/Diagnostic
Gastroenterology - Esophageal Disease
Gastroenterology - GI Cancer (Colon, Rectal, Liver, Bile Duct, Esophagus)
Gastroenterology - Gastrointestinal Bleed and Ulcers
Gastroenterology - General
Gastroenterology - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's and Colitis)
Gastroenterology - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Gastroenterology - Motility and Swallowing Disorders

Make An Appointment

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Office Locations

132 South 10th Street
Suite 480
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-8900
443 Laurel Oak Road
1st Floor
Voorhees NJ 08043
Phone: (215) 955-8900

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010


Dr. Kastenberg specializes in: Inherited Colorectal Cancer - Polyposis and Non-Polyposis Disorders, Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention, Capsule Endoscopy of the Small Bowel and Colon, Consultative Gastroenterology, Management of Complicated and Large Colon Polyps, Innovations in Bowel Cleansing for Colonoscopy and Capsule Endoscopy, Management of Barrett's Esophagus, Diagnosis and Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease, Clinical Research in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy


  • New York University School of Medicine, Medical School


  • Temple University Hospital


  • Temple University Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna PA Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)
  • Amer Assoc Retired Persons (AARP)
  • AmeriHealth
  • Amerihealth 65
  • AmeriHealth Comprehensive
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth Major Medical
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • Berkshire Health Partners
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna PPO, POS
  • Consumer Health Network PPO
  • CorVel
  • Coventry/Health America
  • Devon
  • Empire BC/BS
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions (Guardian Resources)
  • Federal BCBS
  • First Health Network
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Galaxy
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health America PPO
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Inter-County Health Plan
  • Intergroup Preferred
  • Jeff Plus
  • Keystone 65 HMO
  • Keystone First VIP Choice
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medicare
  • Mercy LIFE
  • MultiPlan Inc.
  • One Net PPO
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Personal Choice 65
  • PlanCare America
  • Preferred Care PPO
  • Prime Health Services, Inc.
  • Provider Select Inc
  • Qualcare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC HMO,PPO ReadingHspEmpONLY
  • UPMC Medicare HMO
  • US Family Health Plan

Recent Publications

Patient Characteristics Associated With Quality of Colonoscopy Preparation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Multicenter, randomized study to optimize bowel for colon capsule endoscopy

A collection of gastrointestinal disorders

Bioactivity of oral linaclotide in human colorectum for cancer chemoprevention

Adenoma detection in excellent versus good bowel preparation for colonoscopy

Increased rates of pregnancy complications in women with celiac disease

Editorial: Hyponatremia - A possible but forgotten consequence of bowel preparation for colonoscopy; Authors' reply

Randomised clinical trial: Polyethylene glycol 3350 with sports drink vs. polyethylene glycol with electrolyte solution as purgatives for colonoscopy - The incidence of hyponatraemia

Idiopathic myointimal hyperplasia of the mesenteric veins

A multicenter, prospective, randomized comparison of a novel signal transmission capsule endoscope to an existing capsule endoscope

The effect on colon visualization during colonoscopy of the addition of simethicone to polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution: A randomized single-blind study

Refractory pancolitis: A novel presentation of idiopathic myointimal hyperplasia of mesenteric veins

Pulmonary capillaritis: A rare extra-intestinal manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease

Efficacy of morning-only compared with split-dose polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution for afternoon colonoscopy: A randomized controlled single-blind study

Rectal Perforation by Retroflexion of the Colonoscope Managed by Endoclip Closure

An Unusual Cause of Hematemesis

A validation study of 3 grading systems to evaluate small-bowel cleansing for wireless capsule endoscopy: a quantitative index, a qualitative evaluation, and an overall adequacy assessment

Complete resolution of gastric amyloidosis after autologous stem cell transplantation.

Is single-cell apoptosis sufficient for the diagnosis of graft-versus-host disease in the colon?

Providing an endoscopy report to patients after a procedure: a low-cost intervention with high returns