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We found 13 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept GHI CBP near East Setauket, NY.

Dr. Roberto Camillo Maria Bergamaschi, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Hsc T19-020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Roberto Bergamaschi is a colon and rectal surgeon in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna Valley Preferred, and more. Dr. Bergamaschi studied medicine at the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Bergamaschi speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. William B Smithy, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Stony Brook Technology Park; 37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. William Smithy, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Smithtown, NY, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Smithy include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Smithy is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Smithy completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Small Intestine Disorders, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Paula Irina Denoya, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Hsc T19 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Paula Denoya is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Denoya attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars and New York Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook Medicine University Physicians.

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All Interests: Perianal Abscess, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colitis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jill Christina Genua, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
37 Research Way; Department of Surgery
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jill Genua's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Her areas of expertise include rectal cancer, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and colon cancer. Dr. Genua takes HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. She attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut and Albany Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Fecal Incontinence, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vincent Yang's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yang include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Yang accepts Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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

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

Dr. Anupama Chawla works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Stony Brook, NY, East Moriches, NY, and East Setauket, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Chawla is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Chawla (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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Dr. Grace N K Gathungu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Grace Gathungu is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in East Setauket, NY and Patchogue, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. Dr. Gathungu accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island College Hospital's residency program. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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 gastroenterologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Rajapakse is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. For her professional training, Dr. Rajapakse completed residency programs at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Rajapakse speaks Spanish.

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

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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 in Islip Terrace, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Morganstern is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for his residency.

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

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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 in East Setauket, NY. Dr. Sun's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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

Dr. George Christopher Angelos, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
18 Rm 046b; Hst Level
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. George Angelos' specialty is colon & rectal surgery. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and colon cancer. Dr. Angelos's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Angelos accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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All Interests: Tumor, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Talamini sees patients in Smithtown, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. His medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patients rated Dr. Talamini highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Talamini include achalasia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Talamini attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Helen Hsieh sees patients in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. Her medical specialty is pediatric surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and achalasia. She is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsieh obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University.

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