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We found 200 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Healthfirst near Brooklyn, NY.

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

Dr. Adam Steinlauf sees patients in New York, NY. Dr. Adam Steinlauf's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. 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 a special interest in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Steinlauf honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Steinlauf's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and America's Top Physicians, by Consumers' Research Council of America. Dr. Steinlauf speaks Spanish. Dr. Steinlauf is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steinlauf has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Thomas Ciecierega is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, polypectomy (polyp removal), and esophageal motility disorders. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ciecierega takes. Dr. Ciecierega studied medicine at Poznan University of Medical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Goryeb Children's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ciecierega include: 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. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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

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

Dr. Francis Gress is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Gress obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), cryotherapy, and barrett's esophagus. He accepts Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, POMCO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Professional Honors; Recent Committee Memberships and Professional Societies; and American College of Gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Gress (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Gress is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his 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)

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

Dr. Michel Kahaleh works as an adult gastroenterologist in New York, NY and Charlottesville, NY. Dr. Kahaleh's areas of expertise include the following: stomach tumor, stent placement (stenting), and cryotherapy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. 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. Dr. Kahaleh has received the following distinctions: 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) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He 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, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Interventional ... (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 works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Crespin include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. 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. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Peter Santogade's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santogade include second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, POMCO, and more. Dr. Santogade is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Santogade attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach problems, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, heartburn, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scherl include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Scherl accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. Dr. Scherl has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Scherl is professionally 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: 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 practices adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacob include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacob is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacob is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. She attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Jacob has received distinctions including Jacob V and Scherl E, Bosworth B, Stevens L, Brown R, DeFilippis E, Warren R, Harbus M. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Jacob is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Elliot Arons works as a gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Dr. Arons's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and alcohol abuse. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Miriam Hospital and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arons honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Arons 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

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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 an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in New York, NY. On average, patients gave Dr. Maltz a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include second opinions, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maltz honors. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Maltz attended medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 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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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

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

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Dr. James Sungsik Park, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 4j
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Park specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology and practices in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Park graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Park is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Arun Jesudian is an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hepatitis, liver cancer, and cirrhosis. Dr. Jesudian is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Jesudian's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Jesudian's practice 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. Reem Z Sharaiha, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1305 York Avenue; Fourth Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Reem Sharaiha practices adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Sharaiha average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, pancreatic cysts, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Sharaiha is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharaiha takes. She is a graduate of 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. Dr. Sharaiha's distinctions include: 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: , 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. Sam Weissman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
202 Foster Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sam Weissman is an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in Brooklyn, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Weissman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Weissman include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. Dr. Weissman is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weissman honors. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Weissman completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Weissman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Ulcers, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Wan practices adult gastroenterology in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatitis, and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Wan honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He studied medicine at 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. He has received the following distinctions: Sigma Xi; Glorney-Raisbeck Grant; and AASLD Travel Grant. Dr. Wan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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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)

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Dr. Karl Thadeus Bednarek, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Union Square East, Phillips Ambulatory Center; Suite 2g
New York, NY
 

Dr. Karl Bednarek's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Bednarek has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Coresource, Amerigroup, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bednarek honors. Dr. Bednarek's education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bednarek (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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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.