We found 79 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Sewell, NJ.

Dr. Michael Bruce Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Goldstein is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Goldstein is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Goldstein's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for 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, 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, esophageal spasm, 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
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Alloy's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Alloy include gastrointestinal bleeding, anemia, and hepatitis C. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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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
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Alex Celluzzi's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Celluzzi is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Celluzzi's residency was performed at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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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
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Mushnick works as a gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mushnick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Cooper University Hospital for his residency. He 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, esophageal spasm, 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. Gregory Ian Seltzer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Seltzer is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Seltzer's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seltzer takes. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency 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, esophageal spasm, 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
188 Fries Mill Road
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Warren Werbitt's specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Werbitt is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital for residency. Dr. Werbitt is 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, esophageal spasm, 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 Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad works as an allergist/immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Empedrad include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad graduated from Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Empedrad's medical residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Empedrad accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
338 Hurffville Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Louis Balsama's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Sewell, NJ, Stratford, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Balsama include thyroid problems, gallbladder problems, and colon problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Balsama's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Independence Blue Cross are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Balsama honors.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Parathyroid Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ari David Brooks, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1006 Mantua Pike
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Ari Brooks' specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Brooks attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Brooks's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues 2015,2016. Dr. Brooks is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Breast-Conserving Surgery, Lumpectomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Hyperparathyroidism, Liver Cancer, Bile ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Eugene Zrada, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
239 Hurfville - Cross Keys Road; Suite 480
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Zrada is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zrada include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, small intestine disorders, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Immunodeficiency, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. George Belecanech practices adult allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. Dr. Belecanech is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein specializes in adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Goldstein takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein 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.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Harvey Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
239 Hurffville - Cross Keys Road, Suite 480; Suite 480
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Greenberg specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Greenberg honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Leiomyosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. David Neal N Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
620 N. Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. David Schwartz specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz's areas of expertise include throat cancer, esophageal varices, and otosclerosis. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Schwartz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, esophageal spasm, esophageal stricture (narrowing)

All Interests: Ear Pain, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Esophagitis, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
188 Fries Mill Road; Suite A
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis' areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Aslanidis's clinical interests include otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Aslanidis speaks Greek. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, esophageal spasm, esophageal stricture (narrowing)

All Interests: Ear Pain, Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his professional training, Dr. Dvorin completed residency programs at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dvorin include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Patients gave Dr. Dvorin an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (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.