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We found 4 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1000 near New York, NY.

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Dr. Christopher John Dimaio, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Dimaio's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dimaio include esophageal cancer, chronic pancreatitis, and colon polyps. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallstones, Biliary Disorders, Upper Endoscopy, Esophageal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Milan Ramesh Amin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Milan Amin is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Amin (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Amin's areas of expertise include the following: polyps, hoarseness, and larynx cancer. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Amin studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hoarseness, Larynx Cancer, Polyps, Laser Surgery, Swallowing Problems, Voice Disorders, Acid Reflux

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Dr. Daniel Henry Hunt, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
156 William Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Hunt's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hunt include computer assisted surgery (CAS), rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Hunt is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Physician of the Year, New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital; 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 cancer, 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: Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Ileostomy, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ole Vielemeyer, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1305 York Avenue; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ole Vielemeyer practices adult infectious disease in New York, NY. These areas are among Dr. Vielemeyer's clinical interests: diarrhea, bacterial infection, and parasitic infection. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Platinum, and United Healthcare Compass, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vielemeyer graduated from the University of Giessen Faculty of Medicine and the University of Leipzig Faculty of Medicine. He has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Vielemeyer (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, constipation

All Interests: Immunization, Wound Infection, Parasitic Infection, Bacterial Infection, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine, ... (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.