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We found 132 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept AARP near Marlton, NJ.

Dr. Steven Ronald Peikin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
501 Fellowship Road; Suite 101
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Peikin's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Peikin's clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Peikin has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Memorial Hospital of Salem County and Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Ben Elfant, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
501 Fellowship Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Elfant specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Mount Laurel, NJ and Camden, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elfant takes. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Elfant is professionally affiliated with The Memorial Hospital of Salem County and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia Ann Griech-McCleery, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6100 Main Street
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Cynthia Griech-McCleery is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Mount Laurel, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. Dr. Griech-McCleery's areas of expertise include esophageal varices, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Griech-McCleery takes. She graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency. Dr. Griech-McCleery is professionally affiliated with The Memorial Hospital of Salem County and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Bruce Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2301 E Evesham Road; Building 800 Suite 110
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Goldstein's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. The average patient rating for Dr. Goldstein is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew M Alloy, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2301 E Evesham Road; Building 800 Suite 110
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Alloy is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Alloy trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alloy include gastrointestinal bleeding, anemia, and hepatitis C. Dr. Alloy accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhea, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex M Celluzzi, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2301 E Evesham Road; Suite 110 Bldg Pmb 800
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Alex Celluzzi works as an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Celluzzi's clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. Dr. Celluzzi is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, vomiting, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, gastrointestinal motility disorders, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, malabsorption, rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Jay Mushnick, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2301 E Evesham Road; Building 800, Suite 110
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Mushnick is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mushnick include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. The average patient rating for Dr. Mushnick is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mushnick is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency. Dr. Mushnick is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. John Kravitz's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kravitz's areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Kravitz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. David Salowe's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salowe include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salowe is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Barash is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. These areas are among Dr. Barash's clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Ian Seltzer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Bowman Drive
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Seltzer specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Sicklerville, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Seltzer include colposcopy, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, malabsorption, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, liver cancer, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Colposcopy, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1939 Marlton Pike E; Suite 250
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Warren Werbitt is an adult gastroenterology specialist. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. Dr. Werbitt's areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
406 Lippincott Drive; Suite E
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Levin is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Marlton, NJ, Stratford, NJ, and Atco, NJ. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Levin attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. John Volpe's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Volpe has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Delaware Valley Medical Center. Dr. Volpe is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2301 E Evesham Road; Suite 401
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Melville Ackerman is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Ackerman's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Ackerman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Modena's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Modena performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (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.