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 works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. These areas are among Dr. Ky-Miyasaka's clinical interests: colon polypectomy, hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. She obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Ky-Miyasaka is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ky-Miyasaka's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Colon Polypectomy, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Perianal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adam Steinlauf is a gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Steinlauf include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Patients gave Dr. Steinlauf an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steinlauf honors. Dr. Steinlauf obtained Dr. Steinlauf's medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed Dr. Steinlauf's residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Steinlauf has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and America's Top Physicians, by Consumers' Research Council of America. Dr. Steinlauf speaks Spanish. Dr. Steinlauf is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steinlauf is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Intestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory ... (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 a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Crespin average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Crespin include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Crespin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency 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 is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Arthur Magun works as an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Magun include stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. His distinctions 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 the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Magun is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Charles Maltz is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He works in New York, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Maltz is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of second opinions, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Maltz graduated from Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Yiddish.

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

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

Dr. Ellen Scherl is an adult gastroenterologist in New York, NY. She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Scherl's areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Scherl has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. 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)

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

Dr. Vinita Jacob is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jacob include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Jacob is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacob accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jacob include: Jacob V and Scherl E, Bosworth B, Stevens L, Brown R, DeFilippis E, Warren R, Harbus M. Dr. Jacob is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Kelly Garrett is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Garrett's clinical interests include rectal cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Garrett include: One of America's Top Doctors and New York Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lebwohl has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lebwohl honors. Dr. Lebwohl's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Lebwohl attended Harvard Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lebwohl include: New York Super Doctors; Ewig Clinical Scholar, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 2010-2011; and Best Doctors in America annual listings. In addition to English, Dr. Lebwohl (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Elaine Barfield specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barfield takes. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. She has received the following distinctions: 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) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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

Dr. Sergey Khaitov, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5 East 98th Street, Box 1259; 14th Floor, Suite D
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sergey Khaitov specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Khaitov is a graduate of Donetsk National Medical University and a graduate of Hadassah University Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Khaitov include diverticular disease, hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal), and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khaitov's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Perianal Abscess, Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Ulcerative Colitis, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Michelassi (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Michelassi's areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Pisa Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Michelassi's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Michelassi has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Robbyn Sockolow is a pediatric gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Sockolow's clinical interests: crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. She attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Sockolow's 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)

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

Dr. Pokala Kiran is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Kiran (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kiran include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Hospital for residency. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kiran include: One of America's Top Doctors; Best Doctors in Cleveland; and ASCRS Traveling Fellow, Teacher of the Year in Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Kiran welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Babu Bangaru is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. Dr. Bangaru is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Winthrop-University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Bangaru accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Bangaru attended Andhra Medical College for medical school. 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)

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

Dr. Toyooki Sonoda sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sonoda include computer assisted surgery (CAS), rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Sonoda accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Sonoda attended Yale School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including New York Magazine "Best Doctor"; New York Super Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Sonoda (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Japanese. Dr. Sonoda is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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