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 & rectal surgery specialist. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Bergamaschi's clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He attended medical school at the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna Valley Preferred.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder ... (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 practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Smithy's training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, and small intestine disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Smithy is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smithy honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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 practices colon & rectal surgery in Smithtown, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Her areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and ileostomy. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Denoya graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Denoya include: New York Rising Stars and New York Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Stony Brook Medicine University Physicians.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Perianal Abscess, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, 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 is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Her clinical interests include colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, and fecal incontinence. She honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Genua studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut and Albany Medical Center. Dr. Genua's 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Healthfirst, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang honors. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Yang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In addition to English, Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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

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

Dr. Anupama Chawla sees patients in Stony Brook, NY, East Moriches, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chawla include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Chawla honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chawla graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for her residency. 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)

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

Dr. Grace Gathungu specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gathungu's areas of expertise include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. Before completing her residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Gathungu attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. She is in-network for 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 is a gastroenterologist in East Setauket, NY. Dr. Rajapakse's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajapakse include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She trained at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. 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 gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Morganstern attended 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 clinical interests include hepatitis, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sun accepts. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 specialist in colon & rectal surgery. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Angelos include crohn's disease, hernia surgery, and colonoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Angelos average 4.5 stars out of 5. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Angelos takes.

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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 General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Hst 19 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Mark Talamini is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Smithtown, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Talamini's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, crohn's disease, and hernia surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. Dr. Talamini 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 works as a pediatric surgeon in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. Her areas of expertise include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and achalasia. 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. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst 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.
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