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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hsu accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Hsu's medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He 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, 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. Matthew Ryan's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Ryan's areas of expertise include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: CDHNF Young Investigator's Development Award; 2nd place Komorov Competition-basic science; and NIH Loan Repayment Program. He is 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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Ritu Verma is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Verma's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Verma attended the University of Zambia School of Medicine. Dr. Verma's distinctions include: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Clinician of the Year; NFCA Physician Advocate of the Year; and Top Doctor - South Jersey Magazine. She is 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)

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 specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Soffen's clinical interests include lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. His professional affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soffen takes. 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. Neesha Ann Rodrigues, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
253 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Neesha Rodrigues, who practices in Kendall Park, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Princeton, NJ, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. After attending Yale School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Rodrigues is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. She 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. 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's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Chon's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chon takes. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chon's 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. Robert Michael Cardinale, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
253 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Cardinale practices radiation oncology. His clinical interests include lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardinale accepts. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Cardinale's professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He 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. John C Baumann, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Umcpp - Edward & Marie Matthews Center for Cancer Care; One Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. John Baumann works as a radiation oncologist. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Baumann's hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Harvard Radiation Oncology Program's residency program.

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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 specializes in radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Greenberg's professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Greenberg's 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. Todd William Flannery, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
253 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Todd Flannery's specialty is radiation oncology. These areas are among Dr. Flannery's clinical interests: lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Flannery is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He 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. Henry K Tsai, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
253 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Henry Tsai practices radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsai include lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Tsai graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tsai's 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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Joy Collins is a pediatric surgery specialist. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Collins trained at Hahnemann University Hospital, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Collins has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is 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's specialty is pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Srinivasan include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydrocele. Dr. Srinivasan is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Srinivasan attended Stanley Medical College for medical school. He is 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.