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

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 areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, and small intestine disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Smithy is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Roberto Bergamaschi's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bergamaschi include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna Valley Preferred, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paula Denoya sees patients in Smithtown, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Her medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Her areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and ileostomy. Dr. Denoya is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Denoya include: 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: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Cancer, ... (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 practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Yang obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Healthfirst, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Yang (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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

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

Dr. Jill Genua specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in East Setauket, NY and Smithtown, NY. These areas are among Dr. Genua's clinical interests: colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, and fecal incontinence. She accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Before performing her residency at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut and Albany Medical Center, Dr. Genua attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Fecal Incontinence, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rajapakse is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Before completing her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Rajapakse attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Patient ratings for Dr. Rajapakse average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

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

Dr. Anupama Chawla specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Stony Brook, NY, East Moriches, NY, and East Setauket, NY. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient reviews placed Dr. Chawla at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chawla (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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

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 East Setauket, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Sun include hepatitis, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Sun attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (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. She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gathungu attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Long Island College Hospital. In addition to English, she 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 pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Islip Terrace, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morganstern include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Morganstern takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Allergies, Colitis, Failure to ... (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. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Angelos include crohn's disease, hernia surgery, and colonoscopy. Dr. Angelos takes HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Angelos graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Mark Talamini is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Talamini include achalasia, crohn's disease, and hernia surgery. Dr. Talamini is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Talamini is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and achalasia. Dr. Hsieh takes several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. She 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.
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