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We found 6 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near New York, NY.

Dr. Ashish Atreja, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5 E 98th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ashish Atreja is an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: colon polypectomy, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Patients gave Dr. Atreja an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Atreja has received include Nominated as Editor for Online Education at American Gastroenterology Association (AGA); 18th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, Fl,2008 Awarded fellowship (FACP); and Nominated for the top ten papers (distinguished papers). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, short bowel syndrome, colon polyps, malabsorption, colorectal cancer, constipation

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Endoscopic Band Ligation, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper ... (Read more)

Edward Shlasko - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edward Shlasko works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and oncologist. Dr. Shlasko's areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), groin hernia, and pyloric stenosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and the University of Rochester Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Shlasko's practice is open to new patients. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Best Doctors in New York New York Magazine/Castle Connolly; and Arthur H. Aufses, Sr. Prize in Surgery The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pyloric stenosis, Crohn's disease

All Interests: Pyloric Stenosis, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Adrenalectomy, Groin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pokala Kiran is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kiran include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Kiran takes Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. After attending Osmania Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kiran completed his residency training at St. Mary's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kiran include: 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) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
530 First Avenue; Suite 7v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Feza Remzi's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Remzi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. He accepts Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Remzi has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, colon problems, rectal problems, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), rectal abscess, rectal prolapse, colitis

All Interests: Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Cokee Ongchin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Melanie Ongchin is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Dr. Ongchin's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and stomach cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ongchin obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. She has received distinctions including Administrative fellow for the Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh; Nominated for the Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award; and 1 st Place Oral Presentation, University at Buffalo Department of Surgery Research Day.

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

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric David Edwards, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
5 E 98th Street; 15th Floor Department of Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Eric Edwards works as a bariatric surgeon in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Edwards obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colorectal problems, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, small bowel obstruction, appendicitis

All Interests: Pheochromocytoma, Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hernia ... (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.