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Winthrop University Hospital

Bhawna Halwan, MD, MSC

Director, Center for GI Motility



Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (typical and atypical)

Esophageal motility disorders including achalasia, noncardiac chest pain, and dysphagia

Gastrointestinal Motility

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Women’s health issues in gastroenterology

Area of Expertise:

Center for Gastrointestinal Motility

Esophageal manometry/impedance testing

24 hour ph study with impedance testing

BRAVO pH study

Anorectal manometry

Practice Locations:


Winthrop Gastroenterology Associates, PC

222 Station Plaza North, Suite 428

Mineola, NY 11501

(516) 663-2066

Gastroenterology – Endoscopy Center

Winthrop University Hospital

259 First St., First Floor

Mineola, NY 11501

To schedule a procedure, please call (516) 663-2066


Internal Medicine 1995, 2006

Gastroenterology 2000, 2010

Educational Background:

Medical School: Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil
Internship: State University of New York Health at Buffalo
Residency: State University of New York Health at Buffalo
Fellowship: Yale University



American Gastroenterology Association

American College of Gastroenterology

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Research Interests:

Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Relevant Publications:

E. Williams, V. Korrapati, B. Halwan. Gastric Volvulus – Case Report. Winthrop Research Day 2011

A. Kumar, E.L.A. Artifon, B.Halwan. Effectiveness of endoclips for the treatment of stigmata of recent hemorrhage in the colon of patients with acute lower gastrointestinal tract bleeding. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. May 7, 2011

V. Arantes, W. Albuquerque, E. Benfice, D.L. Duarte, D. Lima, P. Sakai, B.Halwan, A. Kumar. Submucosal injection of 0.4% hydroxypropyl methylcellulose facilitates endoscopic mucosal resection of early gastrointestinal tumors. Journal of Clinical gastroenterology 2010 Oct; 44(9):615-9

B. Bentsianov, B. Halwan. Laryngopharyngeal Reflux in a Gastroenterology Practice. 2010 Annual Meeting & OTO Expo Boston, MA

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