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

Dr. Keith Kuenzler is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Kuenzler is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuenzler include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. His professional affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Kuenzler honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Jason Fisher's specialty is pediatric surgery. Dr. Fisher's clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Fisher attended Boston University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Fisher (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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

Dr. Sandra Tomita's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tomita include ovarian cancer, esophageal surgery, and lobectomy. She honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. Her professional affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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. Howard Bruce Ginsburg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
30 Prospect Avenue Pediatric O.r.
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Ginsburg is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Ginsburg's clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Ginsburg attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ginsburg has received the distinction of 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. Erich Paul Voigt, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
14th Floor, Department of Otolaryngology; 240 E 38th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Erich Voigt is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Voigt average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Voigt include chronic sinusitis, polyps, and nasal fractures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Voigt attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for residency. Dr. Voigt (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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.