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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Christopher Dimaio practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dimaio's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, chronic pancreatitis, and colon polyps. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. He 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 is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital.

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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)

Dr. Philip O Katz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Philip Katz's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Katz include esophageal motility disorders, swallowing problems (dysphagia), and acid reflux (GERD). He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katz attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Katz's training includes a residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal motility disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Swallowing Problems

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

Dr. Milan Amin is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include polyps, hoarseness, and larynx cancer. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Amin accepts Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Amin attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Amin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Daniel Hunt is a colon and rectal surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hunt's areas of expertise include computer assisted surgery (CAS), rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hunt accepts. Dr. Hunt is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University Hospital of Brooklyn and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hunt 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 fistula, 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)

Specializes in Surgical Oncology
156 William Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Benjamin Golas specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Golas speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: gallbladder cancer, gastrectomy, and soft tissue sarcoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Golas trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Golas is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Golas has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Radiofrequency Ablation, Esophagectomy, Soft ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ole Vielemeyer sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Clinical interests for Dr. Vielemeyer include diarrhea, bacterial infection, and parasitic infection. Dr. Vielemeyer is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Giessen Faculty of Medicine and the University of Leipzig Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Vielemeyer has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Vielemeyer (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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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