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We found 45 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, hemorrhoid banding, and celiac disease. Dr. Skole is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Dr. Skole attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency.

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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 is a gastroenterologist and internist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fidanzato's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York Medical College.

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

Dr. Angela Merlo is a gastroenterologist, internist, and pediatric gastroenterologist. She obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Merlo's clinical interests include nutrition counseling, colon cancer, and diagnostic endoscopy. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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

Dr. Eric Shen is a gastroenterologist in New Brunswick, NJ, Plainsboro, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shen include ulcers, interventional endoscopy, and colon cancer. Dr. Shen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Shen is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hsu include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsu graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. 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. 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. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her areas of expertise include colon cancer, diagnostic endoscopy, and hepatitis. Dr. Swedlund's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Swedlund 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, 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' areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. Dr. Margulies's areas of expertise include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Margulies honors. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Margulies performed his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doshi's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. His hospital/clinic affiliations include JFK Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Doshi attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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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's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Patankar's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and ulcerative colitis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Patankar attended Seth G.S. Medical College, New York Medical College, and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. He has received the following distinction: 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's specialty is general internal medicine. She studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and infertility. On average, patients gave Dr. Regulapati a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Regulapati takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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. Rafael Cantos Castro Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
601 Ewing Street; Suite C-18
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Rafael Castro is a general internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Castro include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castro accepts.

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

Dr. Tariq Rizvi's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Rizvi's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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 medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Soffen studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Soffen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edith Sonnenberg is an internist and adult infectious disease specialist in Hillsborough, NJ and Somerset, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sonnenberg include dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and headache. Her professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Great-West Healthcare. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sonnenberg (or staff) speaks 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. Christina Congxiao Wang Epstein, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
75 Veronica Avenue; Suite 204
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Christina Wang-Epstein specializes in general internal medicine. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wang-Epstein's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Wang-Epstein graduated from Peking University Health Science Center. Her training includes a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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)

Dr. Inderjit Singh Kainth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3270 Rt. 27; Suite 1300
Kendal Park, NJ
 

Dr. Inderjit Kainth is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Kainth graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Kainth trained at Jefferson University Hospitals, Monmouth Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His clinical interests include thyroid problems, infertility, and metabolism. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kainth at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Viant, Aetna, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Princeton HealthCare System, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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

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