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We found 58 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near New York, NY.

Dr. Jonathan Oren Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Infectious Disease
233 Broadway; Suite 840
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Cohen works as a gastroenterologist and adult infectious disease specialist in New York, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Cohen's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and pancreatic cysts. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. After attending Harvard Medical School and Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Cohen completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Kinyoun Award, NIAID; and NIH Merit Award, Natl Inst of Health.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

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Dr. Alex Sherman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
233 Broadway; Suite 840
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alex Sherman is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Sherman is especially interested in esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Sherman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sherman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Liver Disease, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Hal Jeffrey Freiman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
59 West 12th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hal Freiman practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Freiman attended medical school at Albany Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freiman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Louis Herman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
121 East 60th Street; Suite 9b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Herman works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Herman is especially interested in gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Herman graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Herman trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Herman a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herman honors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 East 71 Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jay Katzman's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Katzman's areas of expertise include colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Katzman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Katzman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon polyps

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Endoscopic Surgery, Upper Endoscopy, Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Marc Miller, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
311 East 79th Street; Suite A
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Miller's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include the following: colon polypectomy, crohn's disease, and small bowel obstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Miller is conversant in Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small bowel obstruction, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Bowel Obstruction, Upper ... (Read more)

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Dr. Babu S Bangaru, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 3a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Babu Bangaru's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bangaru's clinical interests include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Winthrop-University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bangaru graduated from Andhra Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Bangaru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhea, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Karl Thadeus Bednarek, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Union Square East, Phillips Ambulatory Center; Suite 2g
New York, NY
 

Dr. Karl Bednarek specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Bednarek attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coresource, Amerigroup, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bednarek (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Bednarek is affiliated with Beth Israel Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Gary Seth Gettenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
9413 Flatlands Avenue; Suite 101e
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Gary Gettenberg works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Dr. Gettenberg obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, and stomach problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Gettenberg average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Gettenberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Chinese. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, diverticular disease, colon cancer, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Ulcers, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony J Ng, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
139 Centre Street; Suite 609
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Ng works as an adult gastroenterologist in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Ng average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ng has a special interest in gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Joseph Alpert, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
345 E 37 Street; Suite 308
New York, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Alpert's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Alpert is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alpert has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Liver Disease, Esophageal Cancer, Colonoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 4c
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lisa Ganjhu is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Ganjhu's patients gave Dr. Ganjhu an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Ganjhu include hepatitis C, gallbladder problems, and hepatitis B. Dr. Ganjhu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Roosevelt and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Ganjhu is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ganjhu graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ganjhu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, liver cancer, gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Liver Cancer, Upper ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Chan practices adult gastroenterology in New York, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Chan's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Chan's residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Kadirawelpillai Iswara, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4802 10th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Kadirawel Iswara practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Iswara is rated highly by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and gallstones. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Iswara graduated from the University of Ceylon and the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Coney Island Hospital and James J. Peters VA Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Iswara (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Tamil. His professional affiliations include Coney Island Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Stent Placement, Liver Disease, Stomach Problems, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Greene Avenue; Suite 2f
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jahid Ahamed's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Ahamed takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. His education and training includes medical school at MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet and residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Ahamed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Broadway; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marcel Laufer's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Laufer average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, heartburn, and colon cancer. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Laufer completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Laufer (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, heartburn, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, ... (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.