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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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bergamaschi's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is a graduate of the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna Valley Preferred, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, ... (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's specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smithy accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Smithy completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Denoya include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Denoya is affiliated with Stony Brook Medicine University Physicians. She attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Denoya has received include New York Rising Stars and New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, ... (Read more)

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajapakse include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rajapakse accepts. She studied medicine at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She completed her residency training at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Rajapakse is conversant in 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. Vincent Wen-Shan Yang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Vincent Yang is an adult gastroenterologist in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, crohn's disease, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Yang accepts Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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. Jill Christina Genua, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
37 Research Way; Department of Surgery
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jill Genua practices colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Genua is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Her training includes residency programs at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut and Albany Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and colon cancer. She takes HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. She is affiliated with 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. 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. These areas are among Dr. Chawla's clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chawla's education and training includes medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Chawla (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gathungu include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Gathungu's education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Long Island College Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Gathungu speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Morganstern is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Morganstern takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Morganstern attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. His 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. Dr. Sun's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Sun (or staff) is conversant in 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 is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Angelos include rectal cancer, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and colon cancer. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Angelos takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Angelos attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Talamini trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Talamini's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Talamini is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Talamini has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Helen Hsieh, who practices in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. These areas are among Dr. Hsieh's clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and achalasia. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Hsieh attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsieh takes.

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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.