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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dimaio include esophageal cancer, chronic pancreatitis, and colon polyps. Dr. Dimaio accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Dimaio welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Amin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He is especially interested in polyps, hoarseness, and voice disorders. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Amin (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Amin is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hoarseness, 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. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Hunt's areas of expertise include computer assisted surgery (CAS), rectal cancer, and colon cancer. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hunt takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. He has received distinctions including 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. He 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: 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 is an adult infectious disease specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Giessen Faculty of Medicine and the University of Leipzig Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Vielemeyer include diarrhea, bacterial infection, and parasitic infection. Coresource, United Healthcare Platinum, and United Healthcare Compass are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vielemeyer honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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.