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We found 26 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna near Mineola, NY.

Dr. Francis Gerald Gress, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
222 Station Plaza N.; Room 429
Mineola, NY
 

Dr. Francis Gress' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), cryotherapy, and barrett's esophagus. Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gress honors. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Gress trained at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Gress has received professional recognition including the following: Professional Honors; Recent Committee Memberships and Professional Societies; and American College of Gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Gress (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Stent Placement, Pancreatitis, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Robert Eric Tepper, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1000 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Robert Tepper's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Tepper's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, crohn's disease, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, NYU Langone Nassau Gastroenterology Associates, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tepper is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Phillip Magier, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
410 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. David Magier practices adult gastroenterology in Lake Success, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Suite 300, NY. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, celiac disease, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Magier accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Magier (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, celiac disease, colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colon Cancer, Cancer Screening, Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Biliary ... (Read more)

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Dr. Seymour Katz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1000 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Seymour Katz, who practices in Great Neck, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Katz's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Katz trained at Jacobi Medical Center. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Katz is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Constipation, Diarrhea

Dr. Mitchell R Locke, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
410 Lakeville Road; Suite 209
Lake Success, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Locke's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Locke is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Locke obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In addition to English, Dr. Locke speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, intestinal (bowel) problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Intestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Blanche Fung Fung Liu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1000 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Blanche Liu works as an adult gastroenterologist in Great Neck, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, and crohn's disease. Dr. Liu is affiliated with NYU Langone Nassau Gastroenterology Associates, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, intestinal (bowel) problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Intestinal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joseph Durzieh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
224-14 Merrick Boulevard
Laurelton, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Durzieh specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Durzieh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Durzieh's clinical interests: celiac disease, colon polyps, and obesity. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Brooklyn Medical Associates, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Durzieh's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, vomiting, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Upper Endoscopy, Intestinal Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Andy Chin-Yu Fan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 300
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Andy Fan's specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fan's clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fan studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Fan (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1000 Northern Boulevard; Suite 140
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Lev Ginzburg is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ginzburg include ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Ginzburg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ginzburg has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Ginzburg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NYU Langone Nassau Gastroenterology Associates and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Seth Andrew Gross, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Community Drive; North Shore Unv Hospital, Department of Medicine
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Seth Gross is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Gross's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Gross attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, diverticular disease, rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, pancreatic cancer, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Upper Endoscopy, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Chris Emanuel Lascarides, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 300
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Chris Lascarides is an adult gastroenterologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lascarides's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. Before completing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Lascarides attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lascarides takes.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Colorectal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jeremiah J Levine, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Lijmc - Department of Pediatrics; 269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Jeremiah Levine specializes in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology and practices in New Hyde Park, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Levine (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. These areas are among Dr. Levine's clinical interests: crohn's disease, celiac disease, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Levine is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levine accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Celiac Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carmen Magdalena Stanca, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 300
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Carmen Stanca is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Stanca attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis A

Dr. Libia C Moy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
222 Station Plaza North; Suite 406
Mineola, NY
 

Dr. Libia Moy's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Moy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Cantonese. These areas are among Dr. Moy's clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. She is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and Winthrop-University Hospital. She studied medicine at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Moy trained at Winthrop University Hospital. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moy honors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Celiac Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Gastroenterology
300 Community Drive; Department of Medicine
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Nicholas Lillo's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lillo honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and MultiPlan. He has an open panel. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Lillo trained at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Colonoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Harry Zemon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1999 Marcus Avenue; Suite 106c
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Harry Zemon practices general surgery. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Zemon completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. He accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: AOA Medical Honor Society. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, ... (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.