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We found 25 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Voorhees, NJ.

Dr. Leo Charles Katz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
443 Laurel Oak Road; 1st Floor
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Leo Katz specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Katz obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diverticular disease, heartburn, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Mark Kastenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
443 Laurel Oak Road; 1st Floor
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. David Kastenberg is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kastenberg include esophageal manometry, sigmoidoscopy, and achalasia. Dr. Kastenberg is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kastenberg's residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kastenberg has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, heartburn, achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cuckoo Choudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
443 Laurel Oak Road; 1st Floor
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Cuckoo Choudhary is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Choudhary is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Gauhati Medical College and Hospital and then she performed her residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Choudhary's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, diverticular disease, heartburn, achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Joseph Navarro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
200 Bowman Drive
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Victor Navarro's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His areas of expertise include the following: liver cancer and cirrhosis. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Navarro studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Navarro completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Navarro has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Christiana Care Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1012 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Raman Sreedharan's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and malnutrition. Dr. Sreedharan takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and then went on to complete his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sreedharan include: Award in recognition for contribution as a published author to the health science literature during; by Nemours - A.I. duPont Hospital for Children; and Award for Best Case Presentation in Pediatric Clinical Club at Medical College Trivandrum, India. Dr. Sreedharan is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, Crohn's disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1012 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Maria Mascarenhas specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Mascarenhas is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore University, and St. John's Medical College and residency at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Mascarenhas's distinctions include: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellows Faculty Honor Roll; "South Jersey Top Docs" - Pediatric Nutrition; and Best Doctors in America. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, Crohn's disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, small bowel atresia, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1012 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Ritu Verma's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Verma include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Verma attended medical school at the University of Zambia School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Clinician of the Year; NFCA Physician Advocate of the Year; and Top Doctor - South Jersey Magazine.

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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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1012 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Ryan is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program 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. Dr. Ryan takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ryan include: 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)

Dr. Taine Tayard Valere Valere Pechet, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1865 Route 70 East; 1st Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Taine Pechet is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Pechet include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Pechet attended Harvard Medical School. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. Dr. Pechet is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Jeffrey S. Fendrick, MD
Specializes in Home Health, General Pediatrics
13 Lakeview Drive
Gibbsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fendrick practices home health and general pediatrics. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Fendrick is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Fendrick is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, celiac disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Abraham Shaked, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
1865 Route 70 East; 2nd Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Abraham Shaked is a physician who specializes in transplant surgery. Dr. Shaked speaks Hebrew. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shaked include cancer surgery, bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), and liver cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Shaked obtained his medical school training at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Hadassah University Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kim Marie Olthoff, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
1865 Route 70 East; 2nd Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Kim Olthoff practices transplant surgery. She has a special interest in cancer surgery, bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), and liver cancer. Dr. Olthoff takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Olthoff's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Hepatectomy, Liver Cancer, Bile ... (Read more)

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
73 North Maple Avenue; Suite D
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His clinical interests include otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Aslanidis takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Aslanidis trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic 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. Jonathan Adrian Roth, MD
Specializes in Urology
200 Bowman Drive; Suite E360
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Roth honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Lawrence Abt, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
1865 Route 70 East; 2nd Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Abt is a transplant surgery specialist. After attending Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Abt completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. His clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), inguinal hernia, and inguinal hernia repair. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abt has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver cancer

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Stenosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
120 Carnie Boulevard; Suite 2
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz is a pediatric urology specialist. Dr. Zaontz attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zaontz completed residency programs at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaontz include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zaontz include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; and Top Rated Physicians in America. Dr. Zaontz is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (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.