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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Tyshkov is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Tyshkov's clinical interests: obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and nutrition issues. His professional affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, and Staten Island University Hospital. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending Ural State Medical Academy for medical school, Dr. Tyshkov completed his residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He speaks Russian.

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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 & rectal surgery specialist in Livingston, NJ and Morristown, NJ. Dr. Holzman's clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD). He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Holzman attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Michael Samach's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. Dr. Samach graduated from Yale School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Anthem, Fortis, and more.

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

Dr. Carl Wallach works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Wallach attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. His clinical interests include crohn's disease, liver disease, and colon problems. Dr. Wallach is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is 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 a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Morton's areas of expertise include anemia, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morton honors.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
120 Summit Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Belladonna, who practices in Summit, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Belladonna has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease, colon problems, and abdominal hernia. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. He 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's specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Quaglia graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, heart problems, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Quaglia speaks Italian. He is 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.