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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Santogade include second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He honors Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, POMCO, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Santogade graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish.

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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 Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Keith Kuenzler is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuenzler include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Kuenzler is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kuenzler speaks Spanish.

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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 Craig Fisher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
30 Prospect Avenue; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Jason Fisher's specialty is pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Fisher (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Fisher's hospital/clinic 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)

Dr. Howard Bruce Ginsburg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
30 Prospect Avenue; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Ginsburg specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ginsburg include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Ginsburg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Ginsburg's residency was performed at Bellevue Hospital Center. He has received the following distinction: 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. Sandra S Tomita, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
30 Prospect Avenue; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Sandra Tomita is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tomita include ovarian cancer, esophageal surgery, and lobectomy. Dr. Tomita is an in-network provider for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Neuroendocrine ... (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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, fundoplication, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Parikh studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Parikh has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His professional affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Fundoplication, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, ... (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 otolaryngologist in New York, NY and Woodbury, NY. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic sinusitis, polyps, and nasal fractures. Dr. Voigt's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute's residency program. In addition to English, 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.
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