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We found 88 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Sewell, NJ.

Dr. Andrew M Alloy, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Alloy is a gastroenterologist in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Deptford, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Alloy's clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, anemia, and hepatitis C. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Alloy attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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

Dr. Michael Goldstein's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldstein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He is 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, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, 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. Alex M Celluzzi, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Alex Celluzzi practices adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Celluzzi include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Celluzzi is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Before completing his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Celluzzi attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Celluzzi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mushnick include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Mushnick's training includes a residency program at Cooper University 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, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Seltzer attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, 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 medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Werbitt's areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. Dr. Werbitt is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Werbitt accepts.

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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, 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 specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Empedrad is a graduate of Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Empedrad's training includes a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad is professionally 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)

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Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
338 Hurffville Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Louis Balsama works as a bariatric surgeon in Sewell, NJ, Stratford, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. Dr. Balsama obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Areas of expertise for Dr. Balsama include thyroid problems, gallbladder problems, and colon problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Independence Blue Cross, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care.

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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' area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Brooks include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, 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 hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His clinical interests include thyroid cancer, liver tumor, and penile cancer. Dr. Zrada's professional affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Cooper University Health Care. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Zrada attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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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, Ear Cancer, Liver ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Belecanech's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Before performing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Belecanech include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. His professional 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)

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

Dr. Marc Goldstein is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldstein include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Goldstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. He has received distinctions including 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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenberg include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. Dr. Greenberg is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Ear Cancer, Liver ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donald Dvorin is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Dvorin obtained his medical school training at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dvorin 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. Nancy Deborah Gordon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon's specialty is allergy & immunology. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gordon trained at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gordon's 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)

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

Dr. David Schwartz practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include throat cancer, esophageal varices, and otosclerosis. Dr. Schwartz has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He welcomes new patients.

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

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