We found 5 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept OSW - Rhode Island near Nashua, NH.
Dr. Jeffrey Biller's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Biller has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Biller completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease
All Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease, Gastrointestinal tract and nutritional status of infants, ... (Read more)
Dr. Claire Zar-Kessler's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Zar-Kessler's clinical interests encompass chronic constipation and esophagus problems. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zar-Kessler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She welcomes new patients.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, chronic constipation
All Interests: Gastrointestinal motility disorders, Chronic constipation, Chronic abdominal pain, Esophageal ... (Read more)
Dr. Henning Gaissert's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has a special interest in esophageal cancer, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and lung cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gaissert's education and training includes medical school at Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Teaching Award, Dept Of Surg, Brown; and the University. In addition to English, Dr. Gaissert (or staff) speaks German and French. Dr. Gaissert is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Foundation Medical Partners. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer
All Interests: Hyperhidrosis, Lung cancer, Esophageal cancer, Chest wall tumors, Emphysema and Volume reduction ... (Read more)
Dr. Douglas Mathisen's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Dr. Mathisen (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Mathisen's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Foundation Medical Partners, and Massachusetts General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mathisen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Chair, STS Council on Health Policy and Relationships; and Councilor, EACTS. He is accepting new patients.
Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer
All Interests: Lung cancer, Airway surgery, Esophageal cancer
Dr. Cameron Wright is a physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Dr. Wright is professionally affiliated with Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Wright has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors.
Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer
All Interests: VATS (Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery), Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, Idiopathic Laryngotracheal ... (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.