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 sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, chronic pancreatitis, and colon polyps. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Dimaio completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Dimaio is accepting 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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Amin is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Amin include polyps, hoarseness, and larynx cancer. Dr. Amin accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Amin (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: computer assisted surgery (CAS), rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Hunt is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Before completing his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Hunt attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Hunt's distinctions 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.

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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 is an adult infectious disease specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Vielemeyer's areas of expertise include diarrhea, bacterial infection, and parasitic infection. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Giessen Faculty of Medicine and the University of Leipzig Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Vielemeyer has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Vielemeyer (or staff) is conversant in 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.

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