We found 134 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept United Healthcare near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Thomas Mathew Ciecierega, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Ciecierega's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ciecierega is a graduate of Poznan University of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Goryeb Children's Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Ciecierega include polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal motility disorders, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Young Investigator Travel Award and Graduated Magna Cum Laude Certificate of Excellence for Highest GPA in Biology. Dr. Ciecierega (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Botox ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jeffrey Stephen Crespin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
155 East 47th Street; Suite 1a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Crespin is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Crespin's clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. The average patient rating for Dr. Crespin is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crespin takes. Dr. Crespin (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Crespin is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. James David Lax, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
160 East 72nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Lax works as a gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and stomach problems. Dr. Lax accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Lax attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lax include: Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the Metro Area from and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lax (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Polish. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Abdominal Problems, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Shaun Allen Steigman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
525 E 68th Street, Box 209; Division of Pediatric Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shaun Steigman is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Steigman include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Steigman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: New York Rising Stars; Isaac O. Mehrez Award for Surgical Excellence, Mt. Auburn Hospital; and Poster of Distinction, Massachussetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 54th Annual Meeting. In addition to English, Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Myron Dov Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
110 East 59th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Myron Goldberg sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Goldberg's clinical interests include heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Goldberg (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Endoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter John Santogade, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Rm 3-005, Allen Pavilion; 5141 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Peter Santogade works as a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Santogade include second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santogade accepts. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Santogade attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Santogade is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

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Dr. Demetri J Merianos, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite #3b, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery. He works in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. These areas are among his clinical interests: gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Merianos's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Merianos attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Merianos honors Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Alan Kuenzler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 10w
New York, NY
 

Dr. Keith Kuenzler's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Kuenzler takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Kuenzler speaks Spanish. Dr. Kuenzler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Pyloric Stenosis, Fecal Incontinence, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jason Craig Fisher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
530 First Avenue; Division of Pediatric Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jason Fisher is a specialist in pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fisher include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher accepts. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Fisher attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Fisher has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Fisher (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Pyloric Stenosis, Fecal Incontinence, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Austin Starpoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
29 Washington Square West
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Starpoli is an adult gastroenterologist in Poughkeepsie, NY and New York, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Starpoli's clinical interests: esophageal manometry, esophageal pH monitoring, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Starpoli's residency was performed at Greenwich Hospital. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Starpoli accepts Secure Horizons, Aetna Medicare, and MagnaCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Esophageal Manometry, Esophageal pH ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Marc Magun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arthur Magun is an adult gastroenterology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Magun's clinical interests: stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Magun attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Magun has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Magun (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Colon Polyps, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Richard Michael Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
161 Fort Washington Avenue, Second Floor; Room 212
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Rosenberg specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system) and practices in New York, NY. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosenberg's areas of expertise include sigmoidoscopy, colon cancer, and stomach problems. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Rosenberg accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

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Dr. Vinita Elizabeth Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue Mezzanine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vinita Jacob specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Jacob's clinical interests: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacob takes. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She has received distinctions including Jacob V and Scherl E, Bosworth B, Stevens L, Brown R, DeFilippis E, Warren R, Harbus M. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Dr. Paul Albert Thodiyil, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
300 Cadman Plaza West; 17th Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Paul Thodiyil is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. After completing medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hammersmith Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, inguinal hernia repair, and diaphragmatic hernia. Dr. Thodiyil is in-network for Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Most Outstanding Resident of the Year New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn; NY 2007 Innovator Award Cleveland Clinic Innovations; and Outstanding Service Award Department of Surgery, LAC+USC Medical Center. Dr. Thodiyil (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Dr. Thodiyil is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Small ... (Read more)

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Dr. Howard Bruce Ginsburg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 10w
New York, NY
 

Dr. Howard Ginsburg's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ginsburg trained at Bellevue Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ginsburg include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Ginsburg's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Ginsburg is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Varicocele, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Neuroendocrine ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joseph S Levy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
160 E 32nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Levy is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Levy a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Levy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Levy is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease, Autism, ... (Read more)

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What is Acid Reflux (GERD)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated GERD and sometimes called acid reflux, happens when food and acid inside the stomach leak back up into the bottom of the throat. This causes a burning sensation, heartburn, and a bad taste or smell in the mouth. GERD is different from occasional heartburn in that it happens regularly, at least twice a week over several weeks.

GERD happens because the muscle around the bottom of the throat weakens. This can be caused by a shift in the placement of the stomach, as happens with a hiatal hernia. Other risk factors include obesity, pregnancy, the use of certain medications, and smoking.

A person with GERD will notice the obvious signs of heartburn and an acid feeling in their throat several times a week. Other symptoms can include a persistent cough, nausea, asthma, or a sore throat that doesn’t go away. If GERD is left untreated, it can cause problems in the lining of the throat, including ulcers and even cancer.

There are simple lifestyle changes that can be made to combat acid reflux:
  • Lose weight, if needed.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Eat small meals and don’t lie down right after eating.
  • Stay away from acidic foods and foods known to cause reflux such as fried food and coffee.

If those lifestyle changes aren’t enough, there are medications that can help. Antacids, medications that decrease acid production in the stomach, medications to help the stomach empty faster, and antibiotics can all be useful. In extreme cases, surgery can be performed to tighten the bottom of the esophagus.