Meet The Staff
Meet the Staff
Welcome to Long Island Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Therapeutic Endoscopy Associates Meet the Staff Page
All staff members at Long Island Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Therapeutic Endoscopy Associates maintain the highest level of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay current with the latest trends in the field of Gastroenterology. Please continue reading to learn more about the training and experience of our staff.
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Dr. Rajiv Bansal
Dr. Rajiv Bansal is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist who has been practicing on Long Island since 1996. Dr. Bansal earned his medical degree from Brown University Medical School in 1989. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Duke University Medical Center in 1992, and he completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical Center in 1995.
After he completed his education and training, Dr. Bansal was hired by North Shore University Hospital in 1996. He was specifically employed to initiate the Endoscopic Ultrasound Program for GI cancer staging and was the first Gastroenterologist Long Island to perform this highly advanced examination. Dr. Bansal is recognized as an expert in the use of endoscopic ultrasound, diagnosing and staging of gastrointestinal malignancies, endoscopic resection (EMR) of early esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, and large colon polyps, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for Barrett’s esophagus, biliary and pancreatic endoscopy (ERCP), pancreas pseudocyst drainage, pancreas necrosectomy, fiducial placement, and luminal stent placement. Additionally, he his extremely proficient in all standard endoscopic procedures, including upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, and wireless capsule endoscopy (Pill Cam). During his tenure as a Gastroenterologist Long Island, Dr. Bansal has successfully performed more than 30,000 procedures and has become the leading referral specialist for complex and therapeutic endoscopic procedures from his colleagues. Dr. Rajiv Bansal has authored numerous publications in authoritative Gastroenterology peer-reviewed journals. He has also spoken at both national and local meetings, including hospital-based Gastroenterology Medical and Surgical Grand Rounds.
For patients who have been diagnosed with complex GI medical conditions, Dr. Bansal works closely with other specialists, including surgeons, oncologists, and radiologists. Together, Dr. Bansal and the specialists he works with take a team approach to treatment to ensure that patients receive exceptional medical care. Dr. Bansal founded his own private practice, Long Island Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Therapeutic Endoscopy Associates, where he treats patients and collaborates with the most talented physicians in hospitals throughout Long Island and Manhattan. His private practice has two convenient office locations on Long Island: one in New Hyde Park and one in Syosset. Both of his offices feature AAAA accredited Office-Based Endoscopy Centers, where patients can receive upper endoscopies and colonoscopies in a comfortable, safe, and private environment. He performs more complex procedures at two of Long Island’s most prestigious medical centers: North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset and St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn. With his vast experience and exceptional knowledge, Dr. Rajiv Bansal is hailed as an esteemed Gastroenterologist Long Island.
Avigayil Neuburger became a nationally certified Physician Assistant in 2011. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Queens College in 2009, where she graduated as a Presidential Scholar, as well as a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society. She completed her training as a Physician Assistant at Touro College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and as a member of the Phi Alpha National Honor Society in 2011. Avigayil started her career as a Physician Assistant at Montefiore Medical Center, where she provided perioperative care for patients who underwent cardiothoracic surgery, including ventricular assist device placement and heart transplantation. In 2015, she joined the LIGHTe Associates, where she has been providing comprehensive, compassionate care for patients, both in office and hospital settings. Avigayil holds privileges at both North Shore University Hospital and St. Francis Hospital.
Ayelet Mottahedeh is a nationally certified Physician Assistant and is an esteemed part of the Long Island Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Therapeutic Endoscopy Associates team, where she specializes in Gastroenterology. Ayelet is passionate about providing her patients with the best possible care and treatment options. Prior to joining the LIGHTe Associates team, Ayelet had acquired experience in both hospital-based Cardiology and outpatient Gastroenterology. She acquired both her Master’s and Bachelor’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the Touro College School of Health Science, where she received an award for Outstanding Academic Achievement; she was also inducted into the Pi Alpha National Honor Society for Physician Assistants. Ayelet attended CUNY Queens College as Queens College Scholar, and she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Biology. She was also awarded the Presidential Honors Achievement Award and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Golden Key International Honor Society. In addition to being a highly-regarded Physician Assistant, Ayelet is a wife and proud mother to three wonderful daughters. She is an active member of her children’s School Board, volunteers to organize various charity events, and embarks on business ventures with her husband. Ayelet enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with family and friends.