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We found 84 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's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine); he sees patients in New York, NY. Dr. Lobritto studied medicine at New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Lobritto include bowel surgery, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lobritto accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Lobritto (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lobritto's office for an appointment.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. In her practice, Dr. Wattacheril focuses on hepatitis and liver cancer. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Wattacheril accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Wattacheril is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Mineola, NY, New York, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gress include stent placement (stenting), cryotherapy, and barrett's esophagus. He takes Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Gress has received include Professional Honors; Recent Committee Memberships and Professional Societies; and American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Gress (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Gress's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santogade include second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, POMCO, and more. Dr. Santogade 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 conversant in Spanish. Dr. Santogade is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lavine include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. Dr. Lavine accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Lavine's residency was performed 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 Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Lavine is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He 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. Arthur Marc Magun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite 3-338
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arthur Magun's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Magun (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. These areas are among Dr. Magun's clinical interests: stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Magun trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He accepts United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Magun include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. 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. Richard Michael Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Room 212, Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Rosenberg specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system) and practices in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Rosenberg speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, colon cancer, and stomach problems. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Rosenberg is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rosenberg include: New York Super Doctors and Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He 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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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Markowitz average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Markowitz's areas of expertise include sigmoidoscopy, stomach problems, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Markowitz honors. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Markowitz's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. 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. Dr. Lamouse-Smith is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lamouse-Smith takes. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks German. Dr. Lamouse-Smith's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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. Her areas of clinical interest consist of hepatitis C and liver cancer. Dr. Verna's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verna accepts. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Verna attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Verna include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Verna speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

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

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

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl works as an adult gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lebwohl include second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Lebwohl a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency 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) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Lebwohl is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes 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, 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. Veroushka Ballester Vargas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Veroushka Ballester-Vargas is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballester-Vargas include gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). She honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Ballester-Vargas is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Tumor, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Pancreatic Cancer, Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julian Abrams practices adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and second opinions. Dr. Abrams takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, 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. Abrams attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and GRG/AGA Young Investigator Award in Clinical Science. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Abrams is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He 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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Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lebwohl 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. His areas of expertise consist of celiac disease, colon problems, and upper endoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lebwohl has received include New York Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa honors society, .; and Alpha Omega Alpha honors society, .. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. 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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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. 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 New York, NY and Bronx, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include celiac disease, liver disease, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and ColumbiaDoctors. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Lee honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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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.