We found 34 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield PPO near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Alex Jenny Ky-Miyasaka, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
168 Centre Street; 3m
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alex Ky-Miyasaka is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Ky-Miyasaka (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Her areas of expertise include colon polypectomy, hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. She studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Ky-Miyasaka is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Polypectomy, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Perianal ... (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 specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He practices in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Crespin has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Crespin trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. In addition to English, Dr. Crespin (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Crespin's professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Adam Franklin Steinlauf, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue Mezzanine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Adam Steinlauf is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Adam Steinlauf works in New York, NY. Dr. Steinlauf has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Steinlauf's patients. Dr. Steinlauf has a special interest in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Steinlauf accepts Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Steinlauf graduated from Yale School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For Dr. Steinlauf's professional training, Dr. Steinlauf completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Steinlauf has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and America's Top Physicians, by Consumers' Research Council of America. In addition to English, Dr. Steinlauf speaks Spanish. Dr. Steinlauf is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steinlauf has an open panel.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Intestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Ellen J Scherl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue Mezzanine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ellen Scherl's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Scherl at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Scherl include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. She honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Scherl attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Scherl (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly Anne Anne Garrett, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1315 York Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kelly Garrett is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Garrett graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Albany Medical Center. Her distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Garrett is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Therapeutic Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Arthur Magun is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Magun's areas of expertise include the following: stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Magun 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) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Magun is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
525 East 68th Street; Starr 8
New York, NY
 

Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. He works in New York, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Michelassi is in-network for Coresource, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Pisa Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Michelassi include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Michelassi (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Pokala Ravi Kiran, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Pokala Kiran specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Kiran (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Kiran include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Kiran obtained his medical school training at Osmania Medical College and performed his residency at St. Mary's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors; Best Doctors in Cleveland; and ASCRS Traveling Fellow, Teacher of the Year in Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl practices adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Lebwohl attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lebwohl's clinical interests include second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lebwohl's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Ewig Clinical Scholar, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 2010-2011; and Best Doctors in America annual listings. Dr. Lebwohl (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Maltz, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
525 E 68th Street; # J-314
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charles Maltz specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Maltz include second opinions, crohn's disease, and liver disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Maltz is 3.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maltz accepts. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Maltz's training includes a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Maltz include: New York Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Sigma Xi. Dr. Maltz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Yiddish. Dr. Maltz is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Ulcerative Colitis, Capsule Endoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Toyooki Sonoda, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1315 York Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Toyooki Sonoda is a New York, NY physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Sonoda is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. His clinical interests include computer assisted surgery (CAS), rectal cancer, and colon cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sonoda include: New York Magazine "Best Doctor"; New York Super Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Sonoda (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Ulcerative Colitis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robbyn Ellen Sockolow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robbyn Sockolow's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Sockolow takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Her distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; The New York Times Magazine; and Castle Connolly, Top Pediatrician Award. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Babu S Bangaru, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
530 First Avenue; #3a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Babu Bangaru's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bangaru include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. Dr. Bangaru's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Winthrop-University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Andhra Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Bangaru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aliza B Solomon, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aliza Solomon sees patients in New York, NY and Forest Hills, NY. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Solomon attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College. Her areas of expertise include polyps, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Solomon honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Solomon include: NIH Fellow; R25 grant Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Collaborative; and Finalist, Irving Weissman Competition for Research on Obesity Prevention. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Metabolism, Nutrition Issues, Esophagitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elaine Betty Barfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elaine Barfield is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Barfield's areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Barfield attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Barfield include: Invited Participant NASPGHAN Nutrition University (Chicago, IL); Invited Participant, 7th Annual Pediatric IBD Academic Workshop (Las Vegas, NV); and Academic Pediatric Association New Century Scholar (Vancouver). Dr. Barfield (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Neera Gupta works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gupta include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Gupta is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. She trained at Floating Hospital for Children for her residency. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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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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