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We found 5 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1000 near New York, NY.

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Christopher John Dimaio MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY
(212) 241-4299; (212) 241-7535

Dr. Christopher Dimaio is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, chronic pancreatitis, and colon polyps. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Dimaio attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, colon polyps, pancreatic cancer, esophageal stricture (narrowing), colorectal cancer

All Interests: Biliary Disease, Colon Polyps, Colorectal Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, Chronic Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

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Milan Ramesh Amin MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
(212) 686-7500; (212) 263-3705

Dr. Milan Amin's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Amin include polyps, hoarseness, and voice disorders. Dr. Amin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Amin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: laser surgery, swallowing difficulty, stridor, hoarseness, laryngeal cancer, gastroesophageal ... (Read more)

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Daniel Henry Hunt MD, FACS
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
156 William Street; 12TH Floor
New York, NY
(212) 746-6030; (646) 962-2270

Dr. Daniel Hunt's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include computer assisted surgery (CAS), rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hunt honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospital of Brooklyn and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Resident Poster Presentation, New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Resident Teaching Award, SUNY Downstate. Dr. Hunt is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, anal fissures, colorectal cancer, fecal incontinence, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, hemorrhoids, bowel obstruction, rectal problems, intestinal (bowel) problems, rectal prolapse

All Interests: Bowel-Sparing Strictureplasty, Cancer of Colon With Rectum, Colon Cancer High Risk, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Benjamin Jon Golas MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery), General Surgery
156 William Street; 12TH Floor
New York, NY
(646) 962-5131; (212) 523-7723

Dr. Benjamin Golas is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Golas include cancer surgery, cyst removal, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Platinum, and United Healthcare Compass, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; Alpha Omega Alpha; and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Golas speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Surgical Oncology, Whipple Procedure, Pancreatic Cancer, Benign Tumors, ... (Read more)

Ole Vielemeyer MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1305 York Avenue; 4th Floor
New York, NY
(646) 962-8747

Dr. Ole Vielemeyer is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Vielemeyer's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, bacterial infection, and parasitic infection. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Platinum, and United Healthcare Compass. He is a graduate of the University of Giessen Faculty of Medicine and the University of Leipzig Faculty of Medicine. His distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Vielemeyer (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, constipation

All Interests: Bacterial Infection, Infectious Disease, Parasitic Infection, Wound Infection, HIV/AIDS, HIV (Human ... (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.