We found 21 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Health Net near East Setauket, NY.

Dr. Jonathan Michael Buscaglia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Technology Drive; Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Buscaglia works as a gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and gallstones. Dr. Buscaglia honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Buscaglia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Pancreas Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent Wen-Shan Yang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Vincent Yang specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Yang's areas of expertise include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Cancer, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Carlos C Bucobo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook University Medical Center; Health Science Center T17-060
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Juan Carlos Bucobo is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, gallbladder problems, and colonoscopy. Dr. Bucobo honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, CT Colonography, Biliary Disorders, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Advanced ... (Read more)

Dr. Pruthvi Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Pruthvi Patel, who practices in East Setauket, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is conversant in Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Metabolic Disorders, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramona Ooshani R Rajapakse, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Ramona Rajapakse is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Rajapakse is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Chris Emanuel Lascarides, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive, Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Chris Lascarides is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Great Neck, NY and East Setauket, NY. His areas of expertise consist of rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Lascarides completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Lascarides speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Grace N K Gathungu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Grace Gathungu is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in East Setauket, NY and Patchogue, NY. Her clinical interests encompass celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. Dr. Gathungu accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Gathungu completed her residency training at Long Island College Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Edward Sun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive, Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Edward Sun is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sun include hepatitis, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Sun is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sun trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Anupama Chawla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Department of Pediatrics; Hsc, T-11, 080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Anupama Chawla practices pediatric gastroenterology in Stony Brook, NY, East Moriches, NY, and Commack, NY. Dr. Chawla graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Chawla completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Chawla's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Chawla (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Failure to Thrive, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Morganstern, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Morganstern is a pediatric gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Morganstern graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Allergies, Colitis, Failure to ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Joseph Scriven, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
Stony Brook Technology Park; 37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Richard Scriven practices pediatric surgery in East Setauket, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, pectus excavatum, and hernia surgery. Dr. Scriven is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Scriven attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pectus Excavatum, Appendicitis, Circumcision, Hepatectomy, Hepatoblastoma, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Helen Hsieh, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
Hsc T19 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Helen Hsieh practices pediatric surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and achalasia. She accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, HealthSmart, and more. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Hsieh completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stony Brook Heart Institute; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak works as a general surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon in Stony Brook, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY. He attended Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Tak include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Tak's professional affiliations include Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Hsc T19 020; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Konstantinos Spaniolas' area of specialization is general surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spaniolas include achalasia, hernia surgery, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Spaniolas is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, HealthSmart, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Vidant Medical Center and Vidant Health.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Pheochromocytoma, Appendicitis, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Fundoplication, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Adams Talamini, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
Hst 19 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Mark Talamini is a surgical oncologist in Smithtown, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Talamini include achalasia, crohn's disease, and hernia surgery. Dr. Talamini attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Talamini is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Appendicitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Fundoplication, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aurora Dawn Pryor, MD
Specializes in Surgery
Hsc 18 040; Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Aurora Pryor is a surgeon in Centereach, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Smithtown, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pryor include esophageal cancer, groin hernia, and achalasia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pryor takes. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Hospital. She is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

What is Acid Reflux (GERD)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated GERD and sometimes called acid reflux, happens when food and acid inside the stomach leak back up into the bottom of the throat. This causes a burning sensation, heartburn, and a bad taste or smell in the mouth. GERD is different from occasional heartburn in that it happens regularly, at least twice a week over several weeks.

GERD happens because the muscle around the bottom of the throat weakens. This can be caused by a shift in the placement of the stomach, as happens with a hiatal hernia. Other risk factors include obesity, pregnancy, the use of certain medications, and smoking.

A person with GERD will notice the obvious signs of heartburn and an acid feeling in their throat several times a week. Other symptoms can include a persistent cough, nausea, asthma, or a sore throat that doesn’t go away. If GERD is left untreated, it can cause problems in the lining of the throat, including ulcers and even cancer.

There are simple lifestyle changes that can be made to combat acid reflux:
  • Lose weight, if needed.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Eat small meals and don’t lie down right after eating.
  • Stay away from acidic foods and foods known to cause reflux such as fried food and coffee.

If those lifestyle changes aren’t enough, there are medications that can help. Antacids, medications that decrease acid production in the stomach, medications to help the stomach empty faster, and antibiotics can all be useful. In extreme cases, surgery can be performed to tighten the bottom of the esophagus.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.