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We found 4 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems near Croton-on-hudson, NY.

Dr. David Roy Kauvar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
87 Grand Street; Croton - On - Hudson - 87 Grand Street Office
Croton-on-hudson, NY

Dr. David Kauvar is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kauvar studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Kauvar has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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Dr. Richard Ira Findling, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2005 Albany Post Road; Suite 15
Croton, NY

Dr. Richard Findling works as a gastroenterologist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Findling focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Findling's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, and ColumbiaDoctors. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Findling is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. Dr. Findling (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Italian.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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Dr. Heng Chao Terry Wei, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
14 Church Street; Ossining Office
Ossining, NY

Dr. Heng Chao Wei is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wei include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and Phelps Memorial Hospital Association. Dr. Wei takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Wei attended Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for residency. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, General Care

Ron T Hershey
Specializes in Acupuncture
132 Grand Street
Croton-on-hudson, NY

Mr. Ron Hershey practices acupuncture. Mr. Hershey (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Areas of expertise for Mr. Hershey include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine.

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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.