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

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

Dr. Michael Tyshkov's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tyshkov's areas of expertise include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and nutrition issues. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Tyshkov accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Ural State Medical Academy. He trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Tyshkov has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He is conversant in Russian.

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

Dr. Michael Samach sees patients in Morristown, NJ and West Orange, NJ. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Samach attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Samach's clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and crohn's disease. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Samach's 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 medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Holzman include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Holzman performed his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Carl Wallach is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wallach trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Wallach include crohn's disease, liver disease, and colon problems. Dr. Wallach's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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 is an adult gastroenterologist in Morristown, NJ, West Orange, NJ, and Montville, NJ. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Clinical interests for Dr. Morton include anemia, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Morton average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Morton is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Belladonna is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, colon problems, and abdominal hernia. Dr. Belladonna honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Belladonna is 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 in Millburn, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, heart problems, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Quaglia average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Quaglia accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Quaglia studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He 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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