We found 46 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Cigna near Kendall Park, NJ.

Dr. Kevin S Skole, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
401 Ridge Road; Suite 6
Dayton, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Skole works as an adult gastroenterologist in Plainsboro, NJ and Dayton, NJ. His clinical interests include colon cancer, hemorrhoid banding, and celiac disease. Dr. Skole is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Skole is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Fidanzato, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
601 Ewing Street; Suite C7
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Fidanzato specializes in adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine and practices in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Fidanzato's areas of expertise include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fidanzato takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Hung Shen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Liberty Street
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Shen's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, interventional endoscopy, and colon cancer. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Shen attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Interventional Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley Cho Hsien Hsu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5 Plainsboro Road - Medical Arts Pavilion; 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Stanley Hsu works as a gastroenterologist. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Hsu attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsu include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hsu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela Merlo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology
10 Forrestal Road South
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Merlo's specialties are adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and pediatric gastroenterology. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: nutrition counseling, colon cancer, and diagnostic endoscopy. Dr. Merlo is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before completing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Merlo attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne P Swedlund, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
932 State Road; Second Floor
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Anne Swedlund's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine; she sees patients in Princeton, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Swedlund include colon cancer, diagnostic endoscopy, and hepatitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Swedlund average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Swedlund is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Margulies, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
11 State Road; Suite 200
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Margulies practices adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. His clinical interests include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Margulies takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Margulies attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arvind K Doshi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5 Stanworth Road
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Arvind Doshi is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. Patients gave Dr. Doshi an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Doshi's residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Doshi's professional affiliations include JFK Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjiv Krishna Patankar, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
124 Stanhope Street; Princeton Forrestal Village
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Sanjiv Patankar is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. He attended Seth G.S. Medical College, New York Medical College, and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Patankar include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and ulcerative colitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Patankar average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patankar takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and TRICARE. He has received the distinction of New Jersey Monthly Magazine's Top Doctor in the specialty of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. Patankar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Patankar is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , ulcerative colitis, intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery, Intestinal Problems, Da ... (Read more)

Dr. Saritha Regulapati, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
462 New Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ
 

Dr. Saritha Regulapati is a Monmouth Junction, NJ physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Regulapati's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Regulapati include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and infertility. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. She studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Tariq Ahmad Rizvi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
75 Veronica Avenue; Suite 204
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Tariq Rizvi practices general internal medicine in Somerset, NJ. Dr. Rizvi's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Rizvi takes several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Osteoporosis, Bone Density Test, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward M Soffen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3674 Route 27, Princeton Radiology Associates, P.a.; Department B
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Edward Soffen is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soffen include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soffen takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Soffen attended Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Soffen is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , anal cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Cantos Castro Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
601 Ewing Street; Suite C-18
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Rafael Castro specializes in general internal medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and hepatitis. Dr. Castro takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a graduate of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Metabolism, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Edith Sonnenberg, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
81 Veronica Avenue; Suite 203
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Edith Sonnenberg's specialties are general internal medicine and adult infectious disease. Clinical interests for Dr. Sonnenberg include dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and headache. She is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Great-West Healthcare, and more. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Sonnenberg attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sonnenberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Dutch.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Influenza, Sinus Problems, MRSA Infection, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Simon D. Murray, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
727 State Road; 2nd Floor
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Simon Murray works as a general practitioner, internist, and preventive medicine specialist. Dr. Murray graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his residency, Dr. Murray trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His areas of expertise include the following: dermatitis (skin inflammation), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and general care. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Murray is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Headache, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Mammogram, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Congxiao Wang Epstein, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
75 Veronica Avenue; Suite 204
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Christina Wang-Epstein works as a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang-Epstein include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Wang-Epstein graduated from Peking University Health Science Center and then she performed her residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Wang-Epstein average 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bone ... (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.