We found 18 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept CIGNA PPO near Cherry Hill, NJ.

Dr. Marc Bessler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
140 North Route 17
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Bessler's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Bessler has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bessler include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Bessler attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and Blakemore Award for Surgical Research. In addition to English, Dr. Bessler (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Bessler's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Babak Firoozi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
277 Forest Avenue; Suite 200
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Babak Firoozi practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Firoozi include acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Firoozi accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Dr. Firoozi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Persian.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Keith Alan Kuenzler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
30 Prospect Avenue; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Keith Kuenzler is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuenzler include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Kuenzler is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kuenzler speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Pyloric Stenosis, Fecal Incontinence, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jason Craig Fisher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
30 Prospect Avenue; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Jason Fisher's specialty is pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Fisher is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Fisher (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Fisher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Pyloric Stenosis, Fecal Incontinence, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Bruce Ginsburg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
30 Prospect Avenue; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Ginsburg specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ginsburg include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Ginsburg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Ginsburg's residency was performed at Bellevue Hospital Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Varicocele, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Neuroendocrine ... (Read more)

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Dr. Arthur Marc Magun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite 3-338
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arthur Magun specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Magun (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Magun include stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Magun graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Magun trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Colon Polyps, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sandra S Tomita, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
30 Prospect Avenue; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Sandra Tomita is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tomita include ovarian cancer, esophageal surgery, and lobectomy. Dr. Tomita is an in-network provider for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Neuroendocrine ... (Read more)

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Dr. Oscar Lebwohl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite 420
New York, NY
 

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Lebwohl's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Ewig Clinical Scholar, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 2010-2011; and Best Doctors in America annual listings. Dr. Lebwohl (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lebwohl's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Sung Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue 862; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Lee works as a gastroenterologist. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, liver disease, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Lee accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Lee is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Parker Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Lemert is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lemert include pancreatic cyst, liver disease, and colonoscopy. Dr. Lemert honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Lemert's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Endoscopic Surgery, Pancreatic Cyst, Pancreatic Cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Manish Sharad Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
622 W 168th Street; Ph-12, Room 126
New York, NY
 

Dr. Manish Parikh's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, fundoplication, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Parikh studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Parikh has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His professional affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Fundoplication, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Julie Khlevner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
622 W 168th Street; Penthouse 17
New York, NY
 

Dr. Julie Khlevner is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, encopresis, and abdominal pain. Dr. Khlevner is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. She trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Khlevner has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Encopresis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Ezra Freedberg, MS, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Freedberg's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Freedberg completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Freedberg has indicated that his clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Freedberg is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Ivonne Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ivonne Ramirez's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency training at Boston Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Ramirez's clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and hospital care. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Ramirez has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Hospital Care, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Dr. Suneeta Krishnareddy, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Suneeta Krishnareddy's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, stomach problems, and celiac disease. Dr. Krishnareddy is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Krishnareddy attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Krishnareddy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Telugu, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Parasitic Infection, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite 862, Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Daniela Jodorkovsky works as an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: achalasia, pelvic floor dysfunction, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Jodorkovsky is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Jodorkovsky trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Acid ... (Read more)

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What is Acid Reflux (GERD)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated GERD and sometimes called acid reflux, happens when food and acid inside the stomach leak back up into the bottom of the throat. This causes a burning sensation, heartburn, and a bad taste or smell in the mouth. GERD is different from occasional heartburn in that it happens regularly, at least twice a week over several weeks.

GERD happens because the muscle around the bottom of the throat weakens. This can be caused by a shift in the placement of the stomach, as happens with a hiatal hernia. Other risk factors include obesity, pregnancy, the use of certain medications, and smoking.

A person with GERD will notice the obvious signs of heartburn and an acid feeling in their throat several times a week. Other symptoms can include a persistent cough, nausea, asthma, or a sore throat that doesn’t go away. If GERD is left untreated, it can cause problems in the lining of the throat, including ulcers and even cancer.

There are simple lifestyle changes that can be made to combat acid reflux:
  • Lose weight, if needed.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Eat small meals and don’t lie down right after eating.
  • Stay away from acidic foods and foods known to cause reflux such as fried food and coffee.

If those lifestyle changes aren’t enough, there are medications that can help. Antacids, medications that decrease acid production in the stomach, medications to help the stomach empty faster, and antibiotics can all be useful. In extreme cases, surgery can be performed to tighten the bottom of the esophagus.
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