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We found 9 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Aetna near Bronxville, NY.

Dr. Daniel Lawrence Feingold, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Feingold is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Feingold's clinical interests include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Feingold welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; New York Magazine's Top Doctors; and Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Dr. Feingold (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Allen B Chefitz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, NY
 

Dr. Allen Chefitz's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Eastchester, NY, Bronx, NY, and New Rochelle, NY. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Chefitz's clinical interests: crohn's disease, inguinal hernia, and gallstones. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Castle Connolly, 18th Edition and Westchester Magazine: Top Doctors. Dr. Chefitz is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, and ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Ulcerative Colitis, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jonathan Finegold, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Pondfield Road; Suite 301
Bronxville, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Finegold is a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Finegold include hemorrhoid banding, hepatitis, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, MagnaCare, Cigna, and more. Dr. Finegold graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Finegold speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with WESTMED Medical Group.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sanghyun Alexander Kim, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1010 North Broadway; Office Hours
Yonkers, NY
 

Dr. Sanghyun Kim's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Kim attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include genital warts, crohn's disease, and laser treatment. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Korean. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Ulcerative Colitis, Genital Warts, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Steven Albert Lee-Kong, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3050 Corlear Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Steven Lee-Kong, who practices in New York, NY and Bronx, NY, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee-Kong include crohn's disease, colon polyps, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Lee-Kong is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He takes Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Lee-Kong attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Department of Surgery Start-up Research Grant; Super Doctors, Rising Stars Edition, New York; and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Lee-Kong (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith J Benkov, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
495 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, NY
 

Dr. Keith Benkov is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Benkov's areas of expertise include diarrhea, polyps, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Benkov attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctor in America Castle-Connely Best Doctors New York Magazine and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Benkov (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Failure to Thrive, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Nanci Sharon Pittman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
495 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, NY
 

Dr. Nanci Pittman is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, polyps, and celiac disease. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Pittman has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pittman include: Cullman Family Award for Excellence in Physician Communication and New York Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Polyps, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Failure to Thrive, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Alexis L Grucela, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3400 Bainbridge Avenue; Floor 4
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Alexis Grucela's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; she sees patients in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Grucela graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Grucela has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

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Dr. Spencer Eugene Amory, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
685 White Plains Road; 685 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY
 

Dr. Spencer Amory specializes in general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Amory average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Amory include colon cancer, inguinal hernia, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He takes several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Amory's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Leonard Tow award for Humanism in Medicine; and Physician of the Year 2006, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Nursing. Dr. Amory speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (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.