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Dr. Robert Stephen Brown Jr., MPH, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
622 W 168th Street, Penthouse Room Penthouse 14; 105
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Brown's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system), transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Brown's clinical interests encompass hepatitis, liver cancer, and liver transplant. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Brown is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and Young Investigator Award, American Society of Transplant Physicians. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Cancer, Organ ... (Read more)

Dr. Michel Kahaleh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1305 York Avenue; Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Charlottesville, NY
 

Dr. Michel Kahaleh sees patients in New York, NY and Charlottesville, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Kahaleh's clinical interests: stomach tumor, stent placement (stenting), and cryotherapy. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Kahaleh attended Université Libre de Bruxelles for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include One of America's Top Doctors; Intern of the Year, University of Illinois; and Resident Teacher of the Year, University of Illinois. Dr. Kahaleh (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Kahaleh is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, stomach problems, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Interventional ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adam Steinlauf's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Steinlauf average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Steinlauf's clinical interests encompass crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steinlauf accepts. After attending Yale School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Steinlauf completed Dr. Steinlauf's residency training 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Steinlauf is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steinlauf is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, intestinal (bowel) problems

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. Dr. Scherl (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Scherl is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ciecierega's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal motility disorders, and celiac disease. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Poznan University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Goryeb Children's Hospital. He has received distinctions including Young Investigator Travel Award and Graduated Magna Cum Laude Certificate of Excellence for Highest GPA in Biology. Dr. Ciecierega (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Ciecierega is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), esophageal motility disorders, celiac disease, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, rectal problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Botox ... (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 is an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Crespin attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Crespin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Crespin is professionally affiliated with 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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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Reem Sharaiha's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, pancreatic cyst, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Sharaiha accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharaiha studied medicine at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Kingston General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She 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. Dr. Sharaiha is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, small intestine disorders, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Arun Benjamin Jesudian, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
1305 York Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arun Jesudian specializes in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Patients rated Dr. Jesudian highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in hepatitis, liver cancer, and cirrhosis. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Jesudian is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis Gerald Gress, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
450 Clarkson Avenue; Box 1196
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Francis Gress practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gress (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. These areas are among his clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), cryotherapy, and barrett's esophagus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Gress attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Gress trained at Montefiore Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Professional Honors; Recent Committee Memberships and Professional Societies; and American College of Gastroenterology. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gress's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Stent Placement, Pancreatitis, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Wenhan Wan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1305 York Avenue; Floor 4
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Wan is an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wan include gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatitis, and colonoscopy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wan trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wan include: Sigma Xi; Glorney-Raisbeck Grant; and AASLD Travel Grant. In addition to English, Dr. Wan (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, liver cancer, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

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

Dr. Lauren Goldstein Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
240 East 38th Street; 23rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lauren Khanna is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), barrett's esophagus, and pancreatic cyst. Dr. Khanna is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khanna honors. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Khanna (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , colon polyps, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Stent Placement, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Barrett's Esophagus, ERCP, Colon Polyps, Pancreatic Cyst, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
380 2nd Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elliot Arons works as an adult gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Patient reviews placed Dr. Arons at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and alcohol abuse. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Arons is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at The Miriam Hospital and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and Carnegie Mellon University Protein Filament Prize.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Christine L Frissora-Rodeo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
525 E 68th Street; # J-314
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christine Frissora, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Frissora include diarrhea, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Frissora studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Frissora trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Frissora honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wallace Jau-Yang Wang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Wallace Wang is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Wang completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Wang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kimberley Chien is a pediatric gastroenterologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Chien accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Before performing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Chien attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. She has received the following distinctions: Invited Participant Cornerstones IBD Excel Program and Invited Participant, NASPGHAN Nutrition University. Dr. Chien (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Chien is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, vomiting, intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

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

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

Dr. Neera Gupta's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Gupta's clinical interests: crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

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

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

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