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We found 7 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Oxford Liberty near Great Neck, NY.

Dr. Baoqing Li, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
136-20 38th Avenue; Suite 6d
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Baoqing Li's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Li (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Korean. Clinical interests for Dr. Li include lung cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Li's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He honors Coresource, Amerigroup, and United Healthcare Compass, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: } // ]]> //]]>; Name of award Date awarded; and ASCO Cancer Foundation Merit Award from American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Dong-Seok Daniel Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
135-16 Roosevelt Avenue; 2nd Floor
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Dong-Seok Lee is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Bronx, NY, Flushing, NY, and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Sarcoma, Upper Endoscopy, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

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Dr. Spiros P Hiotis, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
135-16 Roosevelt Avenue; Second Floor
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Spiros Hiotis specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Hiotis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Hiotis's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Hiotis (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Vishal Gupta, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
233 East Shore Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Vishal Gupta works as a radiation oncologist in New York, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Bronx, NY. Dr. Gupta obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include basal cell carcinoma, esophageal cancer, and throat cancer. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Bone Cancer, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Skin ... (Read more)

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Dr. Hyesook Chang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
56-45 Main Street; Room 387
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Hyesook Chang practices radiation oncology. Dr. Chang speaks Korean. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chang include brachytherapy (seed implants), gynecologic cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Chang is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. Before performing Dr. Chang's residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and the University Hospital of Brooklyn, Dr. Chang attended Seoul National University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Chang honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Brachytherapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology
139-12 58th Avenue
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Lai-Yet Lam specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, obstetrics, and gynecology. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), bleeding, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Patients gave Dr. Lam an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lam takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), fecal incontinence

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Miscarriages, Incontinence, Bleeding, Fecal Incontinence, Abortion, Ectopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
56-45 Main Street; Suite Wa100
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Nguyen is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive esophageal surgery, barrett's esophagus, and esophageal cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He honors Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia

All Interests: Achalasia, Lung Cancer Surgery, Minimally Invasive Esophageal Surgery, Lung Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.