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We found 19 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield PPO near Hackensack, NJ.

Dr. Marc Bessler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
140 North Route 17; Suite: 102
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Bessler is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Bessler's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, cancer, and esophageal surgery. Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bessler honors. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. 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. Dr. Bessler (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Daniel Markowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite 853, Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Markowitz is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Markowitz include sigmoidoscopy, stomach problems, and colon cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Markowitz accepts Medicaid Managed Care, MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Markowitz attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html; and Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Herbert Irving Pavilion and ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Hiatal Hernia, Parasitic Infection, Small ... (Read more)

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Dr. Peter John Santogade, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Peter Santogade is a gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. Dr. Santogade accepts Amerigroup, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Santogade is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Hepatitis, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

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Dr. Richard Michael Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Room: 212, Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Rosenberg is a New York, NY physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). His areas of expertise include the following: sigmoidoscopy, colon cancer, and stomach problems. Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg accepts. Dr. Rosenberg is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Rosenberg completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosenberg is professionally affiliated with Herbert Irving Pavilion and ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Parasitic Infection, Small Intestine Disorders, ... (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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Magun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Magun has received distinctions including 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Veroushka Ballester-Vargas works as a gastroenterologist in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and colon cancer. Dr. Ballester-Vargas is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ballester-Vargas is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Herbert Irving Pavilion and ColumbiaDoctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, Acid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lebwohl (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lebwohl include second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Lebwohl is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lebwohl performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Ewig Clinical Scholar, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center; and New York Magazine Best Doctors listings. Dr. Lebwohl is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Hiatal Hernia, Irritable Bowel ... (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 sees patients in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, liver disease, and gastrointestinal cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Lee is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Capsule Endoscopy, Radiofrequency Ablation, ... (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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in New York, NY. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Parikh attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and abdominal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Parikh (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Parikh's hospital/clinic 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, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Freedberg works as a gastroenterologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Freedberg include acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Child Health Plus, and POMCO. Dr. Freedberg obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Freedberg speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Suneeta Krishnareddy is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Krishnareddy's areas of expertise include sigmoidoscopy, stomach problems, and celiac disease. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She takes several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is open to new patients. Dr. Krishnareddy graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Krishnareddy (or staff) speaks the following 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)

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

Dr. Reuben Garcia-Carrasquillo is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Reuben Garcia-Carrasquillo works in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia-Carrasquillo speaks Spanish. Dr. Garcia-Carrasquillo's clinical interests include second opinions, colon cancer, and liver disease. Dr. Garcia-Carrasquillo's professional affiliations include Herbert Irving Pavilion and ColumbiaDoctors. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Garcia-Carrasquillo performed Dr. Garcia-Carrasquillo's residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Garcia-Carrasquillo takes Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garcia-Carrasquillo's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Hiatal ... (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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Khlevner's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, encopresis, and abdominal pain. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Khlevner attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Lewis Preston Schneider, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lewis Schneider sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schneider's areas of expertise include the following: colonoscopy, hiatal hernia, and colorectal cancer. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and 1199, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html; and Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html. Dr. Schneider is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, Parasitic Infection, Colon Problems, Capsule Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ivonne Ramirez is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and hospital care. Dr. Ramirez is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Hospital Care, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Abraham Krikhely, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Abraham Krikhely specializes in bariatric surgery and practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Krikhely include inguinal hernia repair, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and umbilical hernia. Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krikhely honors. He is affiliated with Herbert Irving Pavilion and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Krikhely is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Umbilical Hernia, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, ... (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.