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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
217 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. James Izanec sees patients in Haddon Heights, NJ and Vineland, NJ. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Izanec attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Izanec is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
807 Haddon Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Levin is an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Levin's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac 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, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
217 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. John Kolnik, who practices in Haddon Heights, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Kolnik's clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Kolnik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Boris Libster, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
217 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Boris Libster's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Libster is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Libster is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program.

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

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
807 Haddon Avenue; Suite 201
Haddonfield, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Liakos' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Liakos is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liakos takes. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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

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

Anthony F. Napoli, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
504 White Horse Pike
Collingswood, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Napoli sees patients in Gibbsboro, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Collingswood, NJ. His medical specialties are general practice and general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Napoli include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for residency. He is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, celiac disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Joseph Callahan, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1930 East Route 70, 1 Executive Mews; Suite V-107
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Callahan is a hematologist and oncologist. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Callahan attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Callahan accepts. Dr. Callahan has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists; Silver Chalice Award, American Cancer Society, Southern New Jersey; and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Harvey Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1930 East Route 70 Executive Mews; Suite V-107
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Greenberg specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Greenberg attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Greenberg's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and thyroid cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Leiomyosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald J Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
822 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin's specialty is allergy & immunology. Before performing his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Dvorin attended Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation for medical school. Dr. Dvorin's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dvorin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Trina A Poretta, DO
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
705 White Horse Road; Suite D-105
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Trina Poretta works as a hematologist and adult oncologist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Poretta's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Poretta accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Poretta attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
822 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Empedrad's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Empedrad obtained Dr. Empedrad's medical school training at Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and performed Dr. Empedrad's residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc F Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
822 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein is an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Goldstein's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Goldstein include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Todd Rowan, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1910 E Route 70; Suite 3
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Philip Rowan practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Woodbury, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rowan include esophageal varices, otosclerosis, and sinus cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rowan honors. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rowan attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, esophageal spasm, esophageal stricture (narrowing)

All Interests: Ear Pain, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
705 White Horse Road; Suite D105
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. David Ross is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Ross attended Temple University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Ross's clinical interests: bladder cancer, throat cancer, and sinus cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear Cancer, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. David N Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
620 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. David Schwartz is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Patients rated Dr. Schwartz highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartz include otosclerosis, ear pain, and tinnitus. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Schwartz is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schwartz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, esophageal spasm, esophageal stricture (narrowing)

All Interests: Ear Pain, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
27 Covered Bridge Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Maro is a Cherry Hill, NJ physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Maro include cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. Before completing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Maro attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Maro accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Edema, ... (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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