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Dr. Gayle Horvitz Diamond, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Gayle Horvitz is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: celiac disease, malnutrition, and obesity. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horvitz takes. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Horvitz has received distinctions including Division of GI, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Fellows Teaching Award Honor Roll; NIH Loan Repayment Program; and Travel award for AGA fellows' training conference. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, celiac disease, vomiting, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

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

Dr. Matthew J Ryan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Ryan's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ryan's clinical interests include growth problems, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Ryan graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Fellow's Teaching Award Honor Roll; CDHNF Young Investigator's Development Award; and 2nd place Komorov Competition-basic science.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), 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. Ritu Verma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Ritu Verma's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Verma include achalasia, celiac disease, and malnutrition. Dr. Verma is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Zambia School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Verma include: Best Children's Doctors; South Jersey Magazine; and Best Children's 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, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Empedrad include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After attending Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Empedrad completed her residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Francis Kolon, MD
Specializes in Urology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Kolon's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydronephrosis. Dr. Kolon is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Kolon accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kolon include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors; and America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly.

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Relevant Interests: , constipation

All Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Tumor, Penile Disorders, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Incontinence, Spina ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald J Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin is an allergist/immunologist. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Dvorin takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Dvorin attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his residency, Dr. Dvorin trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. George A Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. George Belecanech's specialty is allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Belecanech attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center for residency. Dr. Belecanech has received the following distinction: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc F Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. Dr. Goldstein honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors. Dr. Goldstein is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Gordon attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene C Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos' area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Arun Kumar Srinivasan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Arun Srinivasan is a pediatric urologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydrocele. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Srinivasan attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. He has received distinctions including Awarded Best Pediatric Paper Abstract, North American Robotic urology Symposium, Las Vegas, NV; First Prize for Best Clinical Research, New York Chapter of the American College of Surgeons; and Winner, Chief Residents' Debate, New York Chapter, American Urological Association. Dr. Srinivasan 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.

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