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Dr. William Robert Brugge, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street; Blake Building
Boston, MA
 

Dr. William Brugge specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and stomach cancer. Dr. Brugge takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology.; Fellow, American Society of GI Endoscopy; and Fellow, American Gastroenterology Association. In addition to English, Dr. Brugge speaks Spanish. Dr. Brugge is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes 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. Elizabeth Hechavarria Hechavarria, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue; Hunnewell, Ground, Floor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology .
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Yen's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Yen's areas of clinical interest consist of inflammatory bowel disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Seattle Children's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Yen speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Boston Children's Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Brenna Casey is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests encompass therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Casey accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Casey's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. She has received the distinction of Fellow American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

Dr. Frederick W Ruymann, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Mount Auburn Street; #405
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Frederick Ruymann works as an adult gastroenterologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Mount Auburn Hospital. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Ruymann completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ruymann include: Alpha Omega Alpha; Peer Recognition Award; and Board Of Fellows, Gettysburg College. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders

All Interests: Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy, Pancreas Problems, Therapeutic ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Kauffman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
291 Independence Drive
West Roxbury, MA
 

Dr. John Kauffman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kauffman include endoscopy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Sarnoff Scholar Award; Gidh Basic Research Award; and Aasld Schering Research Award. Dr. Kauffman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Kauffman's professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Kauffman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Preventive Care, Hepatitis B, Colorectal Cancer, Endoscopy

Dr. Scott Brian Snapper, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Scott Snapper specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Boston, MA. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Snapper is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Snapper has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Summa Cum Laude; and Howard Huges Physician Postdoctoral Award. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Snapper's 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. Athos Bousvaros, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Athos Bousvaros is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Boston, MA and Lexington, MA. Dr. Bousvaros (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Russian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Bousvaros's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Before completing his residency at Duke University Hospital, Dr. Bousvaros attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Bousvaros average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bousvaros is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid. Dr. Bousvaros has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Sigma XI. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Jon Arvid Vanderhoof, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 5th Floor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jon Vanderhoof is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Vanderhoof is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Allergies

Dr. Yvona M Trnka, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Yvona Trnka is an adult gastroenterologist. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and endoscopy. Dr. Trnka is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). She obtained her medical school training at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Trnka honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. She has received distinctions including Hchp Diamond Award and Peer Recognition Award. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Munir Mobassaleh is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. His clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mobassaleh takes. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mobassaleh trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Boston Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: First Independent Research Support and Transition; Award. National Institutes of Health. 1988-95.; and Certified By American Board of Pediatrics In. Dr. Mobassaleh (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mobassaleh's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Blake 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Richter is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Richter include gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Richter is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Richter attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. His distinctions include: Fellow, American College Of Physicians; Fellow, American College Of Gastroenterology; and Associate Professor Of Medicine, Harvard Med Sch. Dr. Richter offers interpreting services for his 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

Dr. Gale S Fiarman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
485 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA
 

Dr. Gale Fiarman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Fiarman's practice, she is particularly interested in cirrhosis and endoscopy. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid, Medicare, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She has received the following distinctions: Boston Best Doctor- Gastroenterology; Best Doctors in America- Gastroenterology; and Boston Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Fiarman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Her professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Colorectal Problems, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Endoscopy

Dr. James C Chou, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Chou specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chou include endoscopy, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Chou trained at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Chou (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Chou welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Hepatitis B, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

Dr. Charles T Buzanis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Charles Buzanis is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Buzanis offers interpreting services for Dr. Buzanis's patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Buzanis include peptic ulcer, endoscopy, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Buzanis is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Buzanis attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Buzanis's residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Buzanis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Buzanis's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, HIV/AIDS, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Peptic Ulcer

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

Dr. John Leung is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult allergy & immunology. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leung include immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and drug allergy. Dr. Leung is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Leung completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including 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. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Veronica N Baptista, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Veronica Baptista works as a gastroenterologist. She is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Baptista is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients. Dr. Baptista studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Baptista completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In addition to English, Dr. Baptista (or staff) speaks Cantonese. She also offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders

All Interests: Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Small Intestine Disorders, Capsule ... (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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