We found 5 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near New York, NY.
Dr. Ashish Atreja is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Atreja's areas of expertise include colon polypectomy, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Atreja takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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). His practice is open to new patients.
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)
Dr. Edward Shlasko is a pediatric surgery, general surgery, and oncology (cancer care) specialist. His clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), groin hernia, and pyloric stenosis. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Shlasko graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. 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. Dr. Shlasko welcomes new patients.
Relevant Interests: , pyloric stenosis, Crohn's disease
All Interests: Pyloric Stenosis, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Adrenalectomy, Groin ... (Read more)
Dr. Pokala Kiran is a New York, NY physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Kiran's areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Kiran's education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at St. Mary's Hospital. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Kiran (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.
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. Melanie Ongchin is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and stomach cancer. Dr. Ongchin is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Ongchin is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.
Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer
All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)
Dr. Eric Edwards works as a bariatric surgeon in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 is open to new patients.
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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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.