We found 5 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near New York, NY.
Dr. Ashish Atreja's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: colon polypectomy, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Atreja at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Awards and/or distinctions he 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). Dr. Atreja welcomes new patients.
Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, peptic ulcer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, short bowel syndrome, colon polyps, malabsorption, colorectal cancer, constipation
All Interests: Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Endoscopic ... (Read more)
Dr. Edward Shlasko is a specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and oncology (cancer care). He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Shlasko's clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), groin hernia, and pyloric stenosis. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shlasko 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. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.
Relevant Interests: , pyloric stenosis, Crohn's disease
All Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Pyloric Stenosis, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)
Dr. Pokala Kiran's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Kiran (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College and a graduate of St. Mary's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Kiran honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions 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. He welcomes new patients.
Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems
All Interests: Rectal Problems, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)
Dr. Eric Edwards' area of specialization is bariatric surgery. Dr. Edwards's clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Edwards attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colorectal problems, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, small bowel obstruction, appendicitis
All Interests: Pheochromocytoma, Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)
Dr. Melanie Ongchin is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. Dr. Ongchin's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and stomach cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Ongchin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Her distinctions include: 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.
Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer
All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)
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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.