We found 5 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems near Norwich, CT.
Dr. You Sung Sang is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Norwich, CT. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Sang attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Docs in Connecticut Magazine. Dr. Sang is professionally affiliated with The William H. Backus Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease
All Interests: Hepatitis B, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dr. Susan Kim is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Hartford, CT, Enfield, CT, and Norwich, CT. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). She takes Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kim completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. She speaks Korean. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Hartford Hospital, and The William H. Backus Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer
All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic ... (Read more)
Dr. John Pagnozzi practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Norwich, CT. Before completing his residency at Cabrini Medical Center, Dr. Pagnozzi attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pagnozzi include breast surgery, rectal surgery, and colon problems. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with The William H. Backus Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , colon problems
All Interests: Breast Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems
Dr. Mario Katigbak is a thoracic surgeon in Hartford, CT, Glastonbury, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and The William H. Backus Hospital. Dr. Katigbak obtained his medical school training at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Navigational Bronchoscopy, Thymectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Acid Reflux, Esophagectomy, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)
Ms. Marie Healy works as an acupuncturist. Areas of expertise for Ms. Healy include hepatitis, infertility, and nambudripad's allergy elimination techniques (NAET).
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
All Interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, Sports Health, Headache, ... (Read more)
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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.