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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Wajahat Mehal is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. Dr. Mehal's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. Dr. Mehal is a graduate of Oxford University Medical School and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
5520 Park Avenue; Suite Mg-600
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Dinesh Pashankar is a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist. Dr. Pashankar studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Pune. He trained at Sassoon General Hospital for his residency. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pashankar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Pashankar is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, encopresis, constipation, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Crohn's Disease, Encopresis, Constipation, Acid Reflux

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
4641 Main Street; Suite 1
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Alan Nelson's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Nelson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson honors. Dr. Nelson is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Ramnath Hebbar is an adult gastroenterologist. He attended J.J.M. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for residency. Dr. Hebbar takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Gastroenterology
4641 Main Street; Suite 1
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Nicholas Lillo's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and MultiPlan. Before completing his residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Dr. Lillo attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lillo welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Colonoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4675 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Edward Lane works as an otolaryngologist in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Lane has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Lane is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Tinnitus, Tumor, Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Allergies, Nose Reconstruction, Balance Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Christopher Detterbeck, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5520 Park Avenue; Suite 1-200
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Frank Detterbeck is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in New Haven, CT and Trumbull, CT. Dr. Detterbeck has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Virginia Mason Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Detterbeck (or staff) speaks German and French. Dr. Detterbeck is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and Bristol Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Hiatal Hernia, Sarcoma, Esophagectomy, Myasthenia Gravis, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert S Folman, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Robert Folman is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Folman's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, stomach cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Colorectal Problems, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Obstetrics, Urogynecology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bercik's medical specialty is obstetrics and urogynecology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Bercik is open to new patients. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Bercik trained at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Cystocele, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Sajid Khan is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Khan has an open panel. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Liver Tumor, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2000 Post Road; Suite 101
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Duffy sees patients in New Haven, CT and Fairfield, CT. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Duffy attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duffy accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, achalasia, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis

All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
5520 Park Avenue; Suite Mg-600
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. David Stitelman is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stitelman completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Endocrine Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pathology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Liming Hao's medical specialty is pathology. She is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center. Dr. Hao trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hao include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Hao accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.