We found 7 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Health Net near West Orange, NJ.

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

Dr. Michael Tyshkov's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Tyshkov has indicated that his clinical interests include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and nutrition issues. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He studied medicine at Ural State Medical Academy. He trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tyshkov has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Tyshkov is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Samach is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Morristown, NJ and West Orange, NJ. Dr. Samach's areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Samach average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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

Dr. Kevin Holzman is a colon and rectal surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD). He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Holzman attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Holzman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Carl Wallach is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, liver disease, and colon problems. Dr. Wallach is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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

Dr. John Morton's specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Morton is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Morton's areas of expertise include the following: anemia, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Morton is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
120 Summit Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Belladonna is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Belladonna has a special interest in crohn's disease, colon problems, and abdominal hernia. The average patient rating for Dr. Belladonna is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Belladonna attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
25 E Willow Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Silvio Quaglia practices adolescent medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Quaglia is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Quaglia's clinical interests include thyroid problems, heart problems, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Quaglia is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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What is Crohn's Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune illness that results in chronic inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a similar group of conditions called inflammatory bowel disease. The most common symptoms of Crohn’s are abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Crohn’s can be difficult to distinguish from another type of inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis. The symptoms are almost identical, but the way they affect the digestive tract is different. While technically Crohn’s can be present anywhere in the digestive tract, it is most commonly found in the small intestine. In contrast, ulcerative colitis is only found in the colon. Crohn’s disease affects the entire wall of the intestine, while ulcerative colitis affects only the lining. Finally, the inflammation caused by Crohn’s is patchy, but the inflammation due to ulcerative colitis is continuous.

Symptoms of Crohn’s include:
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Diarrhea, sometimes alternating with constipation
  • Rectal bleeding
  • A sense of urgency about going to the bathroom
  • Feeling like you keep needing use the bathroom, even after you have already done so
  • General symptoms of illness, such as fever, weight loss, and fatigue

The symptoms of Crohn’s tend to cycle. They may be very strong for periods of time, called ‘flares,’ and they may go away for periods of time, known as remission.

There are several treatment options for Crohn’s, and what works for one person may not work for another. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but treatments can help make symptoms less severe and more manageable. Options include:
  • Medications, including immunosuppressants, biologics, antibiotics, and aminosalicylates
  • Special diets, both bland to avoid triggering flares and high in nutrition to prevent deficiencies
  • Surgery to remove sections of severely diseased intestine, which can reduce symptoms for a period of time

Living with Crohn’s disease can be challenging. However, with the right treatment, it is possible to manage your symptoms so that they don’t interfere with your active life.
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