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We found 7 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Healthfirst near Hackensack, NJ.

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

Dr. Peter Santogade's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santogade include second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, POMCO, and more. Dr. Santogade is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Santogade attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Keith Kuenzler is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Kuenzler's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kuenzler has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional 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)

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

Dr. Jason Fisher is a pediatric surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Fisher attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Fisher (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with 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 Pediatric O.r.
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Ginsburg is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Ginsburg attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Ginsburg is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ginsburg accepts. Dr. Ginsburg has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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. Sandra S Tomita, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
30 Prospect Avenue Pediatric O.r.
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Sandra Tomita's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tomita include ovarian cancer, esophageal surgery, and lobectomy. Dr. Tomita's professional affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for her residency. She honors Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Neuroendocrine Disorders, Thoracic ... (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 physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In Dr. Parikh's practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures, fundoplication, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh accepts. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His 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. Erich Paul Voigt, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
14th Floor, Department of Otolaryngology; 240 E 38th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Erich Voigt works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Voigt (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, polyps, and nasal fractures. Dr. Voigt is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, Dr. Voigt attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Voigt is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Fractures, Hoarseness, Hyperparathyroidism, Sinus ... (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.