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 practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santogade include second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, POMCO, and more. Dr. Santogade obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Santogade is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Keith Kuenzler's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Kuenzler is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kuenzler'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)

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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 medical specialty is pediatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Fisher include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Fisher is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher accepts. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Fisher (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Howard Bruce Ginsburg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
30 Prospect Avenue; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Ginsburg is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ginsburg include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ginsburg takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. 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; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Sandra Tomita is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tomita include ovarian cancer, esophageal surgery, and lobectomy. She is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Tomita attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tomita trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for her residency. She honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among Dr. Parikh's clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, fundoplication, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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 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. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Voigt honors. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Voigt (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Voigt is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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.