We found 7 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept HIP Access I near Hackensack, NJ.

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Parker Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Lemert is an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreatic cyst, liver disease, and colonoscopy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lemert is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Lemert's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Endoscopic Surgery, Pancreatic Cyst, Pancreatic Cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (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 medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuenzler takes. Dr. Kuenzler attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kuenzler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pyloric stenosis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, fecal incontinence, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

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 is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fisher include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. He is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Fisher is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Fisher (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , pyloric stenosis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, fecal incontinence, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

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; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Sandra Tomita is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: ovarian cancer, esophageal surgery, and lobectomy. She is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Tomita attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. She takes Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , anorectal abscess, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Neuroendocrine ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Howard Ginsburg works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. Patients rated Dr. Ginsburg highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ginsburg accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ginsburg completed a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Ginsburg is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pyloric stenosis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Varicocele, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Neuroendocrine ... (Read more)

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Dr. Andrea S Bedrosian, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
81 Route 4 West; Suite 401
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Andrea Bedrosian is a specialist in bariatric surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Bedrosian (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Bedrosian include gastrectomy, ulcers, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Bedrosian is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center, NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates, and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. Dr. Bedrosian attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Bedrosian honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, Ulcers, Hernia, ... (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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Voigt include chronic sinusitis, polyps, and nasal fractures. Patient reviews placed Dr. Voigt at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Voigt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Voigt is 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 are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

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