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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
40 Temple Street; Yale Digestive Diseases, Suite 1a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sofia Jakab specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Jakab honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Jakab graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Temple Street; Suite 1a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. James Boyer is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in New Haven, CT. Dr. Boyer takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York Hospital. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Boyer welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Liver Biopsy, Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. Brett Emerson Fortune, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
333 Cedar Street; Lmp Room 1076
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Brett Fortune is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fortune's areas of expertise include the following: hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatitis C, and transplant procedures. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System. He takes Aetna Medicare, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
325 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Karen Dufour practices adult gastroenterology in Orange, CT. Dr. Dufour has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Temple Street; 1a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Deborah Proctor's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Proctor completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Proctor welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Enteroscopy, Weight ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Philip Ginsburg's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Ginsburg completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Temple Street; Suite 4a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sidney Bogardus is an adult gastroenterology specialist in New Haven, CT. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Bogardus trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bogardus welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 York Street; Suite 2e
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Rosenthal is an adult gastroenterologist. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended the University of Missouri and then went on to complete his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenthal takes. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Atrial Fibrillation, Bronchitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2 Church Street South; Suite 504
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jackie Chuong is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Chuong takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Chuong's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chuong has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2 Church Street South; Suite 504
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Illick practices adult gastroenterology. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Illick honors. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Illick has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Temple Street; Suite 4a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Lisa Panzini works as an adult gastroenterologist in New Haven, CT and Guilford, CT. Dr. Panzini is conversant in French. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Yale School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Panzini accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Temple Street; Suite 4a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Wayne Panullo is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Panullo is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Panullo graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
40 Temple Street; Suite 1a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Wajahat Mehal specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology and practices in New Haven, CT, Bridgeport, CT, and Trumbull, CT. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Mehal attended Oxford University Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease

Specializes in Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
20 York Street; Smilow Cancer Hosp at Ynh 8th Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Tamar Taddei is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system) and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Taddei is especially interested in liver tumor, liver cancer, and transplant procedures. She is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing her residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Taddei attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taddei takes. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Temple Street; Suite 4a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Lipcan is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lipcan is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Francis Chan sees patients in Hamden, CT. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Chan studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

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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.

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