We found 6 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Aetna Bronze near Mount Laurel, NJ.

Dr. David Marc Schaffzin, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1935 Route 70 East
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. David Schaffzin works as a colon and rectal surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and perianal abscess. He is affiliated with St. Mary Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Schaffzin attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. On average, patients gave Dr. Schaffzin a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Barash is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barash include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Barash is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Before performing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Barash attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Barash accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. John Kravitz's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kravitz include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kravitz has an open panel. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. David Salowe practices adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Salowe's clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Dr. Salowe attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. John Volpe works as a gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Volpe honors Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Volpe trained at Delaware Valley Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Volpe welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Modena's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Modena takes Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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What is Crohn's Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune illness that results in chronic inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a similar group of conditions called inflammatory bowel disease. The most common symptoms of Crohn’s are abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Crohn’s can be difficult to distinguish from another type of inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis. The symptoms are almost identical, but the way they affect the digestive tract is different. While technically Crohn’s can be present anywhere in the digestive tract, it is most commonly found in the small intestine. In contrast, ulcerative colitis is only found in the colon. Crohn’s disease affects the entire wall of the intestine, while ulcerative colitis affects only the lining. Finally, the inflammation caused by Crohn’s is patchy, but the inflammation due to ulcerative colitis is continuous.

Symptoms of Crohn’s include:
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Diarrhea, sometimes alternating with constipation
  • Rectal bleeding
  • A sense of urgency about going to the bathroom
  • Feeling like you keep needing use the bathroom, even after you have already done so
  • General symptoms of illness, such as fever, weight loss, and fatigue

The symptoms of Crohn’s tend to cycle. They may be very strong for periods of time, called ‘flares,’ and they may go away for periods of time, known as remission.

There are several treatment options for Crohn’s, and what works for one person may not work for another. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but treatments can help make symptoms less severe and more manageable. Options include:
  • Medications, including immunosuppressants, biologics, antibiotics, and aminosalicylates
  • Special diets, both bland to avoid triggering flares and high in nutrition to prevent deficiencies
  • Surgery to remove sections of severely diseased intestine, which can reduce symptoms for a period of time

Living with Crohn’s disease can be challenging. However, with the right treatment, it is possible to manage your symptoms so that they don’t interfere with your active life.