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 works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Bergamaschi attended medical school at the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Bergamaschi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna Valley Preferred, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Gastrointestinal ... (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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Yang is in-network for Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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. Paula Irina Denoya, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Hsc T19 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Paula Denoya practices colon & rectal surgery. Her clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and ileostomy. She is affiliated with Stony Brook Medicine University Physicians. Dr. Denoya studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Denoya accepts. Dr. Denoya's distinctions include: New York Rising Stars and New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Grace Gathungu specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in East Setauket, NY and Patchogue, NY. She speaks Spanish. In Dr. Gathungu's practice, she is particularly interested in celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. She obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Long Island College Hospital. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in East Setauket, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Rajapakse's areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Before performing her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Rajapakse attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school. Patients gave Dr. Rajapakse an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Morganstern's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Morganstern attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his 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. Edward Sun, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive, Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Edward Sun is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Sun graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Sun include hepatitis, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sun accepts. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, and small intestine disorders. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Smithy performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Small Intestine Disorders, Colon Problems, ... (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. Dr. Chawla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Chawla attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chawla honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Failure to Thrive, Acid Reflux, ... (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 in East Setauket, NY and Smithtown, NY. Dr. Genua's education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut. Areas of expertise for Dr. Genua include colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, and fecal incontinence. She takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. 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. His clinical interests include crohn's disease, hernia surgery, and colonoscopy. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Angelos is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. 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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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 surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Smithtown, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Talamini trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, crohn's disease, and hernia surgery. Patients rated Dr. Talamini highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He 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, Fundoplication, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Helen Hsieh is a pediatric surgery specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and achalasia. Dr. Hsieh graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. She accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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