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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Parker Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Lemert specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Lemert attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lemert include pancreatic cyst, liver disease, and colonoscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemert's professional 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'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: , 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'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: , 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. 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: , 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. 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: , anorectal abscess, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, 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 works as a bariatric surgeon. Dr. Bedrosian's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Bedrosian's clinical interests include gastrectomy, ulcers, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Bedrosian takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Bedrosian (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Bedrosian's professional affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center, NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates, and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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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 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 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.