Dr. Joseph Saracino, MD
Board-certified gastroenterologist Joseph Saracino, MD, FACG, FACP, has been practicing in Kinston, North Carolina, since 1992. He and his friendly staff provide comprehensive and compassionate care to patients throughout Eastern North Carolina.
Dr. Saracino specializes in treating gastrointestinal diseases and disorders such as ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, heartburn, acid reflux, Crohn’s Disease, gallbladder disease, hepatitis, and irritable bowel syndrome; and also the procedure Esophageal Manometry for evaluation of chest pain and difficulty swallowing. Dr. Saracino has vast experience in EGD and colonoscopy procedures and is the only gastroenterologist in the area who performs BARRX™ Halo Ablation for Barrett’s esophagus, gastric antral vascular ectasia, and radiation proctitis.
Dr. Saracino received his medical degree from UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey. He received his Internal Medicine residency training at Columbia University in New York City and Overlook Hospital. He went on to complete a Gastroenterology fellowship at UHS-Chicago Medical School. Dr. Saracino is a former professional speaker for AstraZeneca, TAKEDA, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. He received the distinguished honor of becoming a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and of the American College of Physicians.
In 2004, Dr. Saracino opened his own practice, where he was the first gastroenterologist in Lenoir County to have a state-of-the-art endoscopy facility, completed in June 2007. The Park Endoscopy Center is licensed by the State of North Carolina and has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) for the fourth time. AAAHC accreditation distinguishes Park Endoscopy Center from other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care as determined by an external process of evaluation. Dr. Saracino was also the first to introduce M2A Capsule Endoscopy (PillCam) to Eastern North Carolina in 2003.
Dr. Saracino is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American College of Physicians.