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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Brenna Casey specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Boston, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Casey include therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Casey honors. Dr. Casey has received the following distinction: Fellow American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. She 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. Scott Brian Snapper, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Scott Snapper works as a gastroenterologist in Boston, MA. His areas of clinical interest consist of immunodeficiency, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Snapper obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Summa Cum Laude Howard Huges Physician Postdoctoral Award; Medical Scientist Training Program; and NIH American Society of Clinical Investigation. Dr. Snapper is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Hechavarria Hechavarria, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue; Hunnewell, Ground, Floor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology .
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Yen works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. In addition to English, Dr. Yen speaks Spanish. She has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Boston Children's Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Yen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street; Blake Building
Boston, MA
 

Dr. William Brugge's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Brugge's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and stomach cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Brugge attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brugge has received distinctions including Fellow, American Society of GI Endoscopy; Fellow, American Gastroenterology Association; and Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine. He has an open panel.

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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. Stacy A Kahn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stacy Kahn is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. In her practice, Dr. Kahn focuses on inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Kahn's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). She is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, Humana, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Kahn is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has received distinctions including Fellow, Albert Schweitzer Fellowship; Best Basic Science Faculty Abstract, University of Chicago Pediatrics; and Selectee, AGA Academic Skills Workshop. In addition to English, she speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Christopher P Duggan, MPH, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Duggan works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and nutrition specialist. His areas of expertise consist of malnutrition and short bowel syndrome. Dr. Duggan's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. He welcomes new patients. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Duggan has received professional recognition including the following: Harvard Medical School Student Teaching Award, Children's Hospital, Boston. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Short Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Jenifer R Lightdale, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue; Hunnewell, Ground, Floor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology .
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jenifer Lightdale, who practices in Worcester, MA and Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lightdale include baby colic. Dr. Lightdale honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Lightdale attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Lightdale is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Sedation, Baby Colic

Dr. Athos Bousvaros, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Athos Bousvaros is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Boston, MA and Lexington, MA. Patient ratings for Dr. Bousvaros average 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Bousvaros's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Bousvaros accepts Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Bousvaros's medical residency was performed at Duke University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bousvaros include: Boston Super Doctors; Sigma XI Certified by American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Gastroenterology. Director; and Pediatric Affairs Committee Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Dr. Bousvaros (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Greek. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Munir N Mobassaleh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Munir Mobassaleh sees patients in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Lexington, MA. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Mobassaleh has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of First Independent Research Support and Transition. In addition to English, Dr. Mobassaleh (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Mobassaleh's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Victor L Fox, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Victor Fox works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Boston, MA. Dr. Fox offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests encompass esophagus problems. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Children's Hospital Boston. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fox trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Fox is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Prudential (PruCare), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include NIH Nsra NIH Physician Scientist Award and NASPGHAN Endoscopy Award. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fox's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Esophagus Problems

Dr. Richard J Grand, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Richard Grand is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Grand trained at Children's Hospital Boston. In his practice, Dr. Grand focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Grand is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Honorand, Richard J. Grand, Chair in Gastroenterology, Boston Children's Hospital; and Honary Alumni Member, Alpha Omega Alpha New York University School of Medicine. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Grand is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Susanna Y Huh, MPH, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Susanna Huh is a pediatric gastroenterologist and nutrition specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Huh include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Huh's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Huh is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 1996-Dean's Honour List, Faculty of Medicine and the University of Western Ontario. 2002-Pediatric Scientist Development Program Fellowship Award.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Nutrition Issues

Dr. Christopher James Moran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
32 Fruit Street; Yawkey 6b-6800
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Moran is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Moran's clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Moran has received distinctions including MGHfC Fellow; Teaching Award; and MGHfC Pediatric GI Excellence. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
32 Fruit Street; Yawkey 6b
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Aeri Moon is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Moon has a special interest in celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moon is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She has received the distinction of Castle Connolly. She speaks Korean.

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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. Paul Andrew Rufo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue; Hunnewell 103.3
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Paul Rufo practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Rufo's clinical interests include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He honors Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Rufo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His distinctions include: John Harvard Scholar, Harvard College; NIH-MENTORED PATIENT ORIENTED RESEARCH Award; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Rufo offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. John Leung, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
800 Washington Street; Box 1013
Boston, MA
 

Dr. John Leung practices adult gastroenterology and adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and drug allergy. He accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leung studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Leung trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. His distinctions include: FIT Travel Scholarship for the 2013 AAAAI Annual Meeting; FIT Travel Scholarship for the 2012 AAAAI Annual Meeting; and Digestive Diseases Week Poster of Distinction. Dr. Leung (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Leung is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Celiac Disease, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, ... (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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