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We found 18 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Plans near Union, NJ.

Dr. Michael Tyshkov, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
33 Overlook Road; Suite 208
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Tyshkov works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Tyshkov graduated from Ural State Medical Academy. His medical residency was performed at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is especially interested in obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and nutrition issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Tyshkov average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Tyshkov has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He speaks Russian. Dr. Tyshkov is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, and Staten Island University Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Alan Samach, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Old Short Hills Road
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Samach practices adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Samach average 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Samach include barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and crohn's disease. Dr. Samach is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Samach studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, Cancer, Ulcers, Barrett's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
221 Chestnut Street; Suite 301-302
Roselle, NJ
 

Dr. Arun Naik is a gastroenterologist in Elizabeth, NJ and Roselle, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Naik include obesity, hepatitis C, and colon problems. Dr. Naik is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, and Overlook Medical Center. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naik honors. He graduated from Topiwala National Medical College. Dr. Naik (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Colon Problems, Obesity, Hepatitis B, ERCP

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Old Short Hills Road
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. William Sloan is an adult gastroenterology specialist in West Orange, NJ and Florham Park, NJ. In his practice, Dr. Sloan focuses on inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Dr. Sloan is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sloan obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Sloan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Yiddish. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Kerner works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Kerner is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include colon problems, colorectal cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Kerner speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Colon Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Old Short Hills Road; Suite 217
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Carl Wallach's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wallach include crohn's disease, liver disease, and colon problems. Dr. Wallach is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Wallach's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Fuhrman is a Springfield, NJ physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Fuhrman's clinical interests: barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, and Railroad Medicare. Dr. Fuhrman is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, hemorrhoids, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Ulcerative Colitis, Pancreatic Cancer, Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Old Short Hills Road
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. John Morton's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Morton's clinical interests include anemia, crohn's disease, and liver disease. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morton is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Colon Problems, Abdominal Hernia, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
277 Coit Street
Irvington, NJ
 

Dr. Adekunle Adeoti is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, gastritis, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Adeoti completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Adeoti accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Relevant Interests: , gastritis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Gastritis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Maithili V Rao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
385 Morris Avenue; Suite 100
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Maithili Rao, who practices in Springfield, NJ, West Orange, NJ, and Morristown, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rao average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rao's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Rao honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao obtained Dr. Rao's medical school training at Grant Medical College and performed Dr. Rao's residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Rao (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Gujarati. Dr. Rao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Problems, Bone Problems, Brain Problems, Lung Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Jay Holzman, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
75 E. Northfield Road
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Holzman is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD). Dr. Holzman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, anal fissures, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, hemorrhoids, bowel obstruction, rectal problems, rectal prolapse, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Lawrence Cuppari, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
25 East Willow Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Cuppari specializes in general surgery and practices in Florham Park, NJ, Millburn, NJ, and Orange, NJ. Dr. Cuppari has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, breast cancer, and melanoma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton and Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Dr. Cuppari speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Breast Issues, Abdominal Hernia, Gallbladder Problems, Pancreatitis, Surgical Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajay Goyal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
193 Morris Avenue; Second Floor
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Ajay Goyal's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Goyal's clinical interests encompass gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goyal is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1050 Galloping Hill Road; Suite 102
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Vincent Codella's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Codella has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Codella include gynecological problems, prostate problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Codella is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Headache, Incontinence, Women's Heart Disease, Allergies, Bladder Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Evan Harrison, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
90 Bergen Street; Doc 7100
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Lawrence Harrison practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Harrison's areas of clinical interest consist of liver cancer, colorectal cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Harrison is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Delia Radovich, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Delia Radovich, who practices in Livingston, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Radovich is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Radovich include breast cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Radovich graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Breast Cancer

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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.