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We found 13 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Plainsboro, NJ.

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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Ritu Verma is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Verma attended medical school at the University of Zambia School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Verma include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Verma include: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Clinician of the Year; NFCA Physician Advocate of the Year; and Top Doctor - South Jersey Magazine. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Ryan is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. Dr. Ryan accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. His distinctions include: CDHNF Young Investigator's Development Award; 2nd place Komorov Competition-basic science; and NIH Loan Repayment Program. Dr. Ryan is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, vomiting, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth Problems, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward M Soffen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Umcpp - Edward & Marie Matthews Center for Cancer Care; One Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, 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. Neesha Ann Rodrigues, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
253 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Neesha Rodrigues' medical specialty is radiation oncology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Rodrigues attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Rodrigues's areas of expertise include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodrigues's professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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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. Brian Hisuk Chon, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3674 Route 27 Princeton Radiology Associates; Princeton Radiology Associates Department B
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Brian Chon is a radiation oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA. Dr. Chon obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chon is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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. Robert Michael Cardinale, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
253 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Cardinale's medical specialty is radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Cardinale is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Cardinale takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna HSA, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. John C Baumann, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Umcpp - Edward & Marie Matthews Center for Cancer Care; One Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. John Baumann is a radiation oncologist. These areas are among Dr. Baumann's clinical interests: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Baumann is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Andrew S Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Umcpp - Edward & Marie Matthews Center for Cancer Care; One Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Greenberg's medical specialty is radiation oncology. His clinical interests include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenberg accepts. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Greenberg completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Greenberg welcomes new patients.

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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. Todd William Flannery, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
253 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Todd Flannery is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Flannery obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna HSA, and more. Dr. Flannery 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. Henry K Tsai, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
253 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Henry Tsai practices radiation oncology. His clinical interests include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Tsai honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Tsai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Joy Collins' specialty is pediatric surgery. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Collins completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. She has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Short Bowel Syndrome, Trauma

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Arun Srinivasan is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Srinivasan include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydrocele. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Srinivasan is a graduate of Stanley Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Srinivasan completed a residency program at North Shore University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Phimosis, Neurogenic Bladder, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Intestinal Problems, ... (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.