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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street - Blake 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Brenna Casey is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Boston, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Casey include therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Casey has received the following distinction: Fellow American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Therapeutic ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Michael Buie, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 Cambridge Street; Cpz 55
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Timothy Buie works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Newton, MA. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Buie accepts the following insurance: Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. He has received professional recognition including the following: Partners in Excellence; Take Wing Award (UMKC Alumni Award); and Humanitarianism in Med Award, U of MO. K.C.. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Buie's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Diagnostic Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autism, Therapeutic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street; Gastroenterology Associates Blk 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. William Brugge's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Brugge obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brugge include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and stomach cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Fellow, American Society of GI Endoscopy; Fellow, American Gastroenterology Association; and Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Brugge speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Brugge's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Pancreatitis, Neuroendocrine Tumors, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher James Moran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Moran's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moran include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Moran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Moran has received professional recognition including the following: MGHfC Fellow; Teaching Award; and MGHfC Pediatric GI Excellence.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Immunodeficiency, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 Cambridge Street; 5th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Aeri Moon specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. In Dr. Moon's practice, she is particularly interested in celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moon accepts. After completing medical school at The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Moon has received professional recognition including the following: Castle Connolly. She is conversant in Korean. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Constipation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Jess Levins Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 Cambridge Street; 5th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jess Kaplan sees patients in Forestdale, MA and Boston, MA. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Kaplan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Kaplan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Richter practices adult gastroenterology in Boston, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richter include gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Richter attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: SGIM Quality and Safety; Fellow, American College Of Physicians; and Fellow, American College Of Gastroenterology. Dr. Richter offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Richter welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Polyps, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Gary Russell is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Boston, MA. In Dr. Russell's practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and medical education. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Russell include: Best Doctor's in America and CCFA Humanitarian of the Year. Dr. Russell (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese. Dr. Russell is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Medical Education, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
165 Cambridge Street; 9th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ashwin Ananthakrishnan practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ananthakrishnan graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. In his practice, Dr. Ananthakrishnan focuses on crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Ananthakrishnan (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
50 Blossom Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Chung is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Boston, MA. Dr. Chung graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Chung is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pancreas Problems, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Specializes in Bariatric Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
50 Staniford Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lee Kaplan is a bariatric medicine specialist and gastroenterologist. In his practice, Dr. Kaplan focuses on hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Kaplan attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Kaplan has received distinctions including NIH Research Awards; Founding Director, Mass General Hosp Weight Center; and Krancer Research Scholar, Amer Gastroenter Assoc.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Tumor, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Obesity, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
55 Fruit Street Blk 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Raymond Chung is an adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology specialist. Dr. Chung has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass liver cancer, hepatitis B, and liver transplant. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Chung has received professional recognition including the following: Association of American Physicians MGH Research Scholar; Housestaff Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital; and NIH Clinical Investigator Award. He speaks French. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chung welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Hepatitis B

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street; Gastroenterology Associates Blk 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Norman Nishioka is a gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Nishioka is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nishioka is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diagnostic Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Esophageal Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, Therapeutic Endoscopy

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street; Yawkey 6b-6800
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Alessio Fasano specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. In Dr. Fasano's practice, he is particularly interested in celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His distinctions include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; W. Allan Walker, MD Endowed Chair; and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Fasano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Dermatitis

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Esther Israel is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Israel has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and failure to thrive. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Super Doctors; Clinical Investigator Award; and National Institutes. Dr. Israel (or staff) speaks Hebrew, French, and Yiddish. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Israel's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Liver Transplant, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Failure to Thrive, Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
165 Cambridge Street; 9th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Vlaicu Botoman's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease, swallowing problems (dysphagia), and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Botoman is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Botoman is conversant in Romanian. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Botoman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Swallowing Problems, Inflammatory 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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