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We found 79 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept MagnaCare near Hackensack, NJ.

Dr. Steven Joseph Lobritto, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
622 West 168th Street; Penthouse 14 Center
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Lobritto specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) and practices in New York, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Lobritto average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lobritto include bowel surgery, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Lobritto trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Lobritto (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Lobritto is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Hepatitis, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Liver Transplant, Bowel Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Julia J Wattacheril, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Julia Wattacheril is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include hepatitis and liver cancer. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wattacheril accepts. Dr. Wattacheril graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease

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Dr. Francis Gerald Gress, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Room 852a, Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Francis Gress' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), cryotherapy, and barrett's esophagus. Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gress honors. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Gress trained at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Gress has received professional recognition including the following: Professional Honors; Recent Committee Memberships and Professional Societies; and American College of Gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Gress (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Stent Placement, Pancreatitis, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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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 in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santogade include second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He 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 in-network for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Santogade has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach problems, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, heartburn, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joel Edward Lavine, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
3959 Broadway; Suite 702
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joel Lavine sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. Dr. Lavine accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lavine (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Lavine's hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Liver Transplant, Biliary Disorders, Liver ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Daniel Markowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite 853, Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Markowitz's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Markowitz include sigmoidoscopy, stomach problems, and colon cancer. Aetna EPO, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Markowitz honors. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Markowitz performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Markowitz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, diarrhea, heartburn, peptic ulcer, small intestine disorders, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Feeding Tubes, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Arthur Marc Magun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite 3-338
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arthur Magun works as a gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Magun attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Magun (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Magun is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Magun welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, liver cancer, colon problems, colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Colon Polyps, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Elizabeth Clarice Verna, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
622 W 168th Street, 14e; Room 104
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elizabeth Verna is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system), transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. She speaks Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in hepatitis C and liver cancer. Dr. Verna's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Verna is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis, Cancer

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Dr. Julian Adin Abrams, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Ft. Washington Avenue; Room 862
New York, NY
 

Dr. Julian Abrams is an adult gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and second opinions. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Abrams attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Abrams completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Abrams has received include Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and GRG/AGA Young Investigator Award in Clinical Science. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Second Opinions, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Swallowing ... (Read more)

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Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in celiac disease, colon problems, and upper endoscopy. Dr. Lebwohl is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lebwohl takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa honors society, .; and Alpha Omega Alpha honors society, .. Dr. Lebwohl has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Richard Michael Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Room 212, Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Rosenberg is a physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Rosenberg's areas of expertise include sigmoidoscopy, colon cancer, and stomach problems. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Rosenberg has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Rosenberg's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach problems, colon polyps, diarrhea, heartburn, peptic ulcer, small intestine disorders, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Veroushka Ballester-Vargas, who practices in Bronx, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Ballester-Vargas include gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and peptic ulcer. Dr. Ballester-Vargas is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Ballester-Vargas accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, peptic ulcer, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, colon problems, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Esi Sama Natya Lamouse-Smith, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Esi Lamouse-Smith's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lamouse-Smith accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Lamouse-Smith trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in German. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite 420
New York, NY
 

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Lebwohl's areas of expertise include second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lebwohl takes. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lebwohl's residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Ewig Clinical Scholar, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 2010-2011; and Best Doctors in America annual listings. Dr. Lebwohl (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Lebwohl has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhea, heartburn, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Sung Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue 862; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Lee sees patients in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, liver disease, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and ColumbiaDoctors. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lee's training includes a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Philip Gary Kazlow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3959 Broadway; 7-702
New York, NY
 

Dr. Philip Kazlow specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Kazlow include pancreas problems, parasitic infection, and ulcers. Dr. Kazlow has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and POMCO. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Kazlow attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Kazlow (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Kazlow is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, Nyack Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Hiatal Hernia, Parasitic Infection, Biopsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Pancreas ... (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.