We found 73 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near New York, NY.

Dr. Alex Jenny Ky-Miyasaka, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
168 Centre Street; 3m
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alex Ky-Miyasaka is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka's areas of expertise include the following: colon polypectomy, hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Sinai Health System. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Polypectomy, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Perianal ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Franklin Steinlauf, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue Mezzanine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Adam Steinlauf's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Steinlauf average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Steinlauf's clinical interests encompass crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steinlauf accepts. After attending Yale School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Steinlauf completed Dr. Steinlauf's residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Steinlauf has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and America's Top Physicians, by Consumers' Research Council of America. Dr. Steinlauf is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Steinlauf is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steinlauf is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Intestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Stephen Crespin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
155 East 47th Street; Suite 1a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Crespin is an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Crespin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Crespin attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Crespin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Crespin is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ellen J Scherl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue Mezzanine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ellen Scherl's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Scherl (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Scherl is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly Anne Anne Garrett, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1315 York Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kelly Garrett's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Garrett's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Before completing her residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Garrett attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. She has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors and New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Therapeutic Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pokala Ravi Kiran, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Pokala Kiran is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kiran honors. He graduated from Osmania Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Kiran has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; Best Doctors in Cleveland; and ASCRS Traveling Fellow, Teacher of the Year in Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Kiran (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Moshe Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1020 Park Avenue; Floor 1
New York, NY
 

Dr. Moshe Rubin practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rubin's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Rubin has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association, Fellow American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Rubin (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Sinai Health System.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Marc Magun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arthur Magun specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Magun obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Magun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Magun is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Colon Polyps, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
525 East 68th Street; Starr 8
New York, NY
 

Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery in New York, NY. Dr. Michelassi is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Michelassi include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Michelassi honors. He attended medical school at the University of Pisa Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Michelassi has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Michelassi (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Lebwohl is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lebwohl honors. He has an open panel. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Ewig Clinical Scholar, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 2010-2011; and Best Doctors in America annual listings. Dr. Lebwohl (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Abbadessa, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
123 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Benjamin Abbadessa practices colon & rectal surgery in New York, NY. Dr. Abbadessa speaks Portuguese. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. He is affiliated with Sinai Health System. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare. Dr. Abbadessa is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Anal Fissures, Perianal Abscess, Colon Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Maltz, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
525 E 68th Street; # J-314
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charles Maltz practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Maltz (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Yiddish. Dr. Maltz has indicated that his clinical interests include second opinions, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Maltz average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maltz has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Sigma Xi.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Ulcerative Colitis, Capsule Endoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Toyooki Sonoda, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1315 York Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Toyooki Sonoda works as a colon and rectal surgeon in New York, NY. Dr. Sonoda (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Japanese. These areas are among his clinical interests: computer assisted surgery (CAS), rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Sonoda is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sonoda completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sonoda include: New York Magazine "Best Doctor"; New York Super Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Ulcerative Colitis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elaine Betty Barfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elaine Barfield is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in New York, NY. Her education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Barfield's areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Barfield include: Invited Participant NASPGHAN Nutrition University (Chicago, IL); Invited Participant, 7th Annual Pediatric IBD Academic Workshop (Las Vegas, NV); and Academic Pediatric Association New Century Scholar (Vancouver). Dr. Barfield (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Alan Bernstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 7v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Bernstein specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Bernstein's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. His clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Bernstein average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bernstein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Roosevelt and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Randolph M Steinhagen, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5 East 98th Street; 14th Floor, Suite D, Box 1259
New York, NY
 

Dr. Randolph Steinhagen is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Steinhagen is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal), crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Steinhagen completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Best Doctors New York Magazine; and Senior Faculty Award for Academic Excellence Mount Sinai Faculty Council. Dr. Steinhagen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean.

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All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Ulcerative Colitis, Colostomy, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Problems, Colorectal ... (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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