We found 321 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna near Collingswood, NJ.

Dr. Gary Dean Dean Wu, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, South Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Wu's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Wu has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Wu has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Joan Solowey Dipalma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Nutrition
833 Chestnut Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joan Dipalma works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric nutrition specialist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Dipalma attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Dipalma is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Richard Alan Gambescia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1811 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Richard Gambescia's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: peripheral neuropathy, diverticular disease, and esophageal manometry. Dr. Gambescia is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Gambescia attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He speaks Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, achalasia, celiac disease, gastroparesis, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Ultrasound, Gastroparesis, Esophageal Manometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Immanuel King Hang Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
230 West Washington Square; Farm Journal Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Immanuel Ho is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ho attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency. His areas of expertise include diarrhea, polypectomy (polyp removal), and interventional endoscopy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His distinctions include: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013-2016 and Recognized by Main Line Magazine 's Pennsylvania's Top Doctors 2009-2014. Dr. Ho is conversant in Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Warren Falk, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Pcam, South Pavilion; Floor 4
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Falk works as a gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Falk graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2002-present and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, esophageal spasm, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophagitis, Esophageal Spasm, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony J Dimarino Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 South 10th Street; Suite 480
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Dimarino is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dimarino's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Dimarino a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2010. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, heartburn, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Whipple Procedure, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Charles Dimarino, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S. 10th Street; Suite 480
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Dimarino is an adult gastroenterology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, heartburn, and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Dimarino is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. Dr. Dimarino is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Dimarino is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, heartburn, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Hiatal Hernia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Ahmed Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ali Siddiqui sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Siddiqui graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College and then he performed his residency at Methodist Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, diverticular disease, heartburn, achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Samuel Kroop, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 South 10th Street; Suite 480
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Howard Kroop is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kroop is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kroop has received include Crohn's and Colitis, Delaware Valley Physician Physician of the Year and Top Doctor, Gastroenterology, South Jersey Magazine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diverticular disease, heartburn, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rebecca Arlene O Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
833 Chestnut Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Rebecca Ramirez's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ramirez is conversant in Filipino. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ramirez include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Cooper University Health Care. She attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and Philippine General Hospital. Dr. Ramirez honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Steven K Herrine, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S. 10th Street; Suite 450
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Herrine practices adult gastroenterology in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Herrine is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among his clinical interests: radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), achalasia, and celiac disease. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Herrine include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, heartburn, achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, liver cancer, gastroparesis, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Radioembolization, Achalasia, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Alan Sass, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S. 10th Street; Suite 450
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Sass is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sass include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Sass's residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, achalasia, celiac disease, liver cancer, gastroparesis, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Achalasia, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Liver ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1000 South Burnt Mill Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Tusharsindau Chauhan is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Voorhees, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Chauhan include esophageal varices, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Chauhan is affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Gastritis, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Leo Charles Katz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 South 10th Street; Suite 480
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Leo Katz's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Katz graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Katz completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz takes. Dr. Katz has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diverticular disease, heartburn, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Abrams, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 South 10th Street; Suite 480
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Abrams specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abrams include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Jersey Magazine's Top Docs. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Abrams has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diverticular disease, heartburn, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1811 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Larry Borowsky sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include peripheral neuropathy, diverticular disease, and esophageal manometry. Dr. Borowsky's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Hahnemann University Hospital. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, achalasia, celiac disease, gastroparesis, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Ultrasound, Gastroparesis, Esophageal Manometry, ... (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.