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

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

Dr. Jason Fisher's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Dr. Fisher's areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher accepts. 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 following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Fisher (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is 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; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Ginsburg specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Ginsburg performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Ginsburg is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Peter Santogade is an adult gastroenterologist in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. His areas of expertise include second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santogade honors. Dr. Santogade graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Santogade is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Santogade 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)

Dr. Sandra S Tomita, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
30 Prospect Avenue; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Sandra Tomita works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tomita include ovarian cancer, esophageal surgery, and lobectomy. She is in-network for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Tomita attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include 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)

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 pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuenzler include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kuenzler obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Kuenzler has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He 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. 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 New York, NY physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include colorectal surgery procedures, fundoplication, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System - Manhattan Campus and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Parikh attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Fundoplication, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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 in New York, NY and Woodbury, NY. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Voigt's clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, polyps, and nasal fractures. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Voigt (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care 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.
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