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Nicholas J. Procaccini, MD

Languages: English, Spanish
Accepting New Patients
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Medical School
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal amylase
  • abnormal bowel movement
  • abnormal liver function
  • abnormal stool
  • alcoholic cirrhosis
  • alcoholic hepatitis
  • allergic colitis
  • allergic esophagitis
  • allergic gastroenteritis
  • altered bowel habits
  • anal fissure
  • anal fistula
  • anal pain
  • anal polyp
  • anal spasm
  • anal stenosis
  • anal ulcer
  • anorectal disease
  • anorexia
  • appetite loss
  • ascites
  • autoimmune enteropathy
  • autoimmune hepatitis
  • barretts esophagus
  • biliary atresia
  • biliary cirrhosis
  • biologic therapy for gastrointestinal diseases
  • bleeding hemorrhoids
  • blood in stool
  • bright red blood per rectum
  • budd chiari syndrome
  • cancer of pancreas
  • celiac disease
  • choking sensation
  • cholangitis
  • cholecystitis
  • cholelithiasis
  • cholestasis
  • chronic diarrhea
  • cirrhosis
  • clostridium difficile
  • colic
  • colitis
  • colonic polyps
  • colonoscopy
  • colorectal screening
  • congenital hepatic fibrosis
  • constipation
  • crigler najjar syndrome
  • cyclic vomiting syndrome
  • cystic fibrosis - gi complications
  • diverticular disease
  • diverticulitis
  • diverticulosis
  • duodenal ulcer
  • duodenitis
  • dysphagia
  • elevated amylase
  • end stage liver disease
  • endoscopy
  • eosinophilic esophagitis
  • esophageal disorder
  • esophageal mass
  • esophageal ulcer
  • esophageal varices
  • esophagitis
  • fatty liver
  • feeding problems
  • flatulence
  • gallbladder disease
  • gallbladder polyp
  • gastric anomaly
  • gastric ulcer
  • gastritis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • gluten sensitivity
  • graft versus host disease
  • helicobacter pylori
  • hematemesis
  • hematochezia
  • hemochromatosis
  • hemorrhoids
  • hemorrhoids with complications
  • hepatic encephalopathy
  • hepatic hydrothorax
  • hepatitis
  • hepatoblastoma
  • hepatorenal syndrome
  • hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
  • heterotopic liver transplant
  • hiatal hernia
  • hirschsprungs disease
  • hydrops of gallbladder
  • icterus
  • idiopathic megacolon
  • ileitis
  • ileoscopy
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • intestinal atresia
  • intussusception
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • jaundice
  • lactose intolerance
  • liver biopsy
  • liver failure
  • liver mass
  • liver surgery
  • liver transplant
  • malabsorption
  • malignant neoplasm of liver
  • meckel's diverticulum
  • megacolon
  • megarectum
  • melena
  • metabolic liver disease
  • nausea
  • odynophagia
  • pancreatic insufficiency
  • peptic ulcer
  • peritonitis
  • polyposis syndrome
  • polyps
  • portal hypertension
  • portal hypertensive gastropathy
  • portal pyemia
  • pretransplant clearance
  • primary biliary cirrhosis
  • proctosigmoidoscopy
  • rectal bleeding
  • rectal fistula
  • rectal hemorrhage
  • rectal pain
  • rectal polyp
  • regional enteritis
  • right lower quadrant pain
  • right upper quadrant pain
  • sclerosing cholangitis
  • severe diarrhea
  • short bowel syndrome
  • small bowel disease
  • stomach cancer
  • stomach cramps
  • stomach pain
  • swallowing problem
  • tenesmus
  • transplant related infection
  • ulcerative colitis
  • whipple disease
Blog Posts
By: Nicholas J Procaccini, MD
Sunday, July 28, 2013

Break out the champagne and streamers—it’s World Hepatitis Day! Okay, so it might not sound like much of party, but if you are one of the millions of people with viral Hepatitis there is no reason to be a wallflower.

Over 500 million people around the world are infected with either Hepatitis B or C, the two most common forms of chronic viral Hepatitis. Both Hepatitis B and C are viruses that can cause chronic inflammation in the liver. Over the course of years this can lead to scarring in the liver and ultimately cirrhosis—severe scarring and fibrosis of the liver where liver function can be comprised. Additionally, these chronic viruses, particularly Hepatitis B, can increase the risk of developing a primary cancer of the liver called hepatocellular cancer. The liver, unlike, say, the appendix, is a vital organ that—among other functions—stores and helps process nutrients, detoxifies and filters blood, and produces blood coagulants. In short, the liver is vital to...


The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (37 Ratings, 10 Comments)


Excellent visit all staff and Dr truly wonderful I feel lucky to have found

It was my first meeting with Dr. P and I was very impressed with his bedside manner. He took plenty of time talking to me, listening to my concerns and talking about a game plan moving forward. He was thoughtful and respectful to what I was saying. I felt that I was in very good hands.

I am very happy with my doctor. He is compassionate, intelligent, professional, experienced. I feel fortunate to have him as my doctor

I trust this specialist.. he seems like a good person and I'm good with that..

Dr. Procaccini was very informative and helpful.

Dr. Procaccini is very friendly and always shows a positive attitude. However, it concerns me that he doesn't show concern or belief for the symptoms I am conveying to him. He does not believe I have liver pain and has mentioned that in my disease the liver doesn't hurt. When it does! The literature say so. He also does not consider the reason for my symptoms or increased symptoms may be due to side effects of my medication. I realized this when, based on my symptoms, I was not going to be seen. I decided to do some research myself and found out that most of my increased problems where due to my medication side effects. After I read this then I calmed down and concluded there was nothing else that could be done and just needed to deal with it.

Experience was good [...]

I would strongly recommend Doc.Procaccini. I really felt heard by him and he is giving me hope to figure out what's wrong and has been hurting me and been putting my life on pause for almost a year now.

Very nice gentleman. However, I feel he holds back information. [...] My liver hurts I don't think he believes me.

Dr. was excellent - Full of energy!!!
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