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

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

Dr. Michael Tyshkov practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Dr. Tyshkov is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ural State Medical Academy. For his residency, Dr. Tyshkov trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tyshkov has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Staten Island University Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Abdominal Pain

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

Dr. Michael Samach practices adult gastroenterology in Morristown, NJ and West Orange, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Samach include barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Samach honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, Cancer, Ulcers, Barrett's ... (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. His clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD). Dr. Holzman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
120 Summit Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Belladonna specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Summit, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Belladonna average 2.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease, colon problems, and abdominal hernia. Dr. Belladonna is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Belladonna accepts Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College.

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All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Pancreatitis, Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carl Wallach's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wallach include crohn's disease, liver disease, and colon problems. Dr. Wallach is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wallach takes Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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

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

Dr. John Morton is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. These areas are among Dr. Morton's clinical interests: anemia, crohn's disease, and liver disease. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Morton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gallstones, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Abdominal Hernia, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Silvio Quaglia is an adolescent medicine specialist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Quaglia include thyroid problems, heart problems, and crohn's disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quaglia takes. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Quaglia is conversant in Italian. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Osteoporosis, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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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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