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Bret Ancowitz, MD

Dr. Ancowitz is a gastroenterologist in the Greater Boston area. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital and South Shore Hospital.
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Dr. Ancowitz saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more vascular disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more hemorrhoid patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more benign polyps patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more colon polyps patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more diverticulosis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more pain patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more anal polyp patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more acid reflux patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more gastroenteritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more anemia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more hemorrhage patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more diarrhea patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more gastritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more constipation patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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Dr. Ancowitz saw more hiatal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw head and neck cancers patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Boston area. Learn more.
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Dr. Ancowitz saw more gas patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more diverticulitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more birth defects patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more congenital disorders patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more liver condition patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more stomach ulcer patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw bilirubin excretion disorder patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Boston area. Learn more.
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Dr. Ancowitz saw more C. diff colitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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Dr. Ancowitz saw more ulcerative colitis (UC) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Ancowitz saw more biliary tract disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Ancowitz accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Colonoscopy (screening) $1,073 – 2,702
Sigmoidoscopy $327 – 1,352
Upper endoscopy $1,851 – 3,390

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Locations

Dr. Ancowitz sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
1681 Washington St
Braintree, MA 02184
403 miles away
Office
77 Accord Park Dr
Norwell, MA 02061
409 miles away

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Credentials
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2000

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Ancowitz is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • South Shore Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield