We found 136 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept United Healthcare near Brooklyn, NY.

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 specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery and practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Steigman include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Steigman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Steigman's distinctions include: 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. Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. James Lax sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lax (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Polish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and stomach problems. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lax has received the following distinctions: Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the Metro Area from and New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Anthony Starpoli's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Starpoli is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include esophageal manometry, esophageal pH monitoring, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone. Dr. Starpoli studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at Greenwich Hospital. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Secure Horizons, Aetna Medicare, and MagnaCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Starpoli 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. David Wenhan Wan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1305 York Avenue; Floor 4
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Wan is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Wan is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wan completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatitis, and colonoscopy. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wan honors. He has received the following distinctions: Sigma Xi; Glorney-Raisbeck Grant; and AASLD Travel Grant. Dr. Wan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Demetri J Merianos, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
263 7th Avenue; Suite 4e
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery and practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Merianos has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He has received distinctions including New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship. In addition to English, Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Paul Thodiyil's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include achalasia, inguinal hernia repair, and diaphragmatic hernia. Dr. Thodiyil honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. He graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hammersmith Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Thodiyil has received distinctions including 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) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Myron Dov Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
110 E 59th Street; Suite 10-d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Myron Goldberg is a gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Goldberg is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone. Dr. Goldberg takes 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 Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Goldberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Crespin's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Crespin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Crespin's areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone. Dr. Crespin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crespin takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

Dr. Susan Lebedova Lucak, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
903 Park Avenue; 1st Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Susan Lucak specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lucak (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Czech. Dr. Lucak's clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, second opinions, and stomach problems. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Lucak's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Listed as one of the New York Super Doctors in the New York Times Magazine; and Castle Conolly Top Doctor in NY Metro Area.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Second Opinions, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Colitis, Hiatal Hernia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Ciecierega sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal motility disorders, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Ciecierega takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Ciecierega performed his residency at Goryeb Children's Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Graduated Magna Cum Laude Certificate of Excellence for Highest GPA in Biology. Dr. Ciecierega (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Reem Z Sharaiha, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1305 York Avenue; Fourth Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Reem Sharaiha is a gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Sharaiha is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharaiha include gastrointestinal bleeding, pancreatic cyst, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Sharaiha graduated from St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sharaiha completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Kingston General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sharaiha has received distinctions including Overall Academic Achievement Award, University of Londong; Graduated with distinction from Unviersity of London; and Housestaff Teaching Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Rosenberg is a New York, NY physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosenberg's clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, colon cancer, and stomach problems. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Rosenberg 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. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rosenberg's 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)

Dr. Paulo Alexandre Pacheco, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
560 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paulo Pacheco sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pacheco include diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pacheco's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Pacheco (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Disease, Colonoscopy, Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Arthur Magun's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Magun accepts United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Magun attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Magun (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Keith Kuenzler is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Kuenzler's professional affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kuenzler speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Howard Ginsburg is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Ginsburg's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Ginsburg attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Ginsburg has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone.

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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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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.
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