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

Dr. Julia J Wattacheril, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
622 W 168th Street; Floor 14
New York, NY
 

Dr. Julia Wattacheril, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. Her areas of expertise include hepatitis and liver cancer. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Wattacheril attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine); he sees patients in New York, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lobritto include bowel surgery, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. Dr. Lobritto is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He honors several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Lobritto's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. 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 .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html. Dr. Lobritto (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and German.

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

Dr. Peter Santogade is a gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. Dr. Santogade accepts Amerigroup, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Santogade is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He 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, Hepatitis, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Gress is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), cryotherapy, and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Gress accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His distinctions include: Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology; Fellow, American College of Physicians; and Fellow, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). Dr. Gress (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Herbert Irving Pavilion and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Gress welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Tumor, Pancreatic Cysts, Pancreatic Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal ... (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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Markowitz include sigmoidoscopy, stomach problems, and colon cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Markowitz accepts Medicaid Managed Care, MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Markowitz attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html; and Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Herbert Irving Pavilion and ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting 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, colorectal problems, peptic ulcer, small intestine disorders, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Hiatal Hernia, Parasitic Infection, Small ... (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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Magun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Magun has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. His practice is open to 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. Joel Edward Lavine, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
3959 Broadway; Bhs 7-702 (central)
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joel Lavine specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Lavine attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. Dr. Lavine accepts Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lavine has received the following distinctions: 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. Lavine (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Lavine is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Verna practices gastroenterology (digestive system), transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology in New York, NY. Dr. Verna speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Verna include hepatitis C and liver cancer. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Verna honors Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

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

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Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
180 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite: 936, Harkness Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Lebwohl speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer, celiac disease, and colon problems. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Lebwohl's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He accepts Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa honors society; and Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, 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 New York, NY physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). His areas of expertise include the following: sigmoidoscopy, colon cancer, and stomach problems. Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg accepts. Dr. Rosenberg is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Rosenberg completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosenberg is professionally affiliated with Herbert Irving Pavilion and ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Parasitic Infection, Small Intestine Disorders, ... (Read more)

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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, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abrams include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and second opinions. He honors several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Abrams attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Abrams include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and GRG/AGA Young Investigator Award in Clinical Science. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Herbert Irving Pavilion and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Abrams's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Veroushka Ballester-Vargas works as a gastroenterologist in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and colon cancer. Dr. Ballester-Vargas is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ballester-Vargas is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Herbert Irving Pavilion and ColumbiaDoctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, 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. Oscar Lebwohl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite 420
New York, NY
 

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lebwohl (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lebwohl include second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Lebwohl is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lebwohl performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Ewig Clinical Scholar, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center; and New York Magazine Best Doctors listings. Dr. Lebwohl is not currently accepting new patients.

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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, colorectal problems, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Hiatal Hernia, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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Dr. Esi Sama Natya Lamouse-Smith, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
622 West 168th Street; Suite: Penthouse 17, Presbyterian Hospital Building (ph)
New York, NY
 

Dr. Esi Lamouse-Smith's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lamouse-Smith is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Lamouse-Smith's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She speaks German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Philip Kazlow is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Kazlow (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kazlow include pancreas problems, parasitic infection, and ulcers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors, Nyack Hospital, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Kazlow studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kazlow has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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Dr. Fay Kastrinos, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite: 862, Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Fay Kastrinos' specialty is adult gastroenterology. She obtained her medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Kastrinos focuses on cancer, cancer prevention, and cancer genetics. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kastrinos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Herbert Irving Pavilion and ColumbiaDoctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Ovarian Cancer, Preventive Care, Cancer Prevention, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Cancer, Cancer ... (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.