We found 61 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near New York, NY.

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

Dr. Jonathan Cohen, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult infectious disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cohen at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and pancreatic cyst. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Cohen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Kinyoun Award, NIAID; and NIH Merit Award, Natl Inst of Health. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Jay Katzman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Katzman's areas of expertise include the following: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Katzman is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Herman practices adult gastroenterology in New York, NY. Patients rated Dr. Herman highly, giving Dr. Herman an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herman include gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Herman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

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

Dr. Alex Sherman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Sherman is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Sherman completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sherman has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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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. Babu S Bangaru, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
530 First Avenue; #3a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Babu Bangaru is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Elmhurst, NY and New York, NY. He is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Bangaru completed residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. His clinical interests include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Bangaru (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Winthrop-University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Kenneth Miller, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Miller has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include colon polypectomy, crohn's disease, and small bowel obstruction. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Miller studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Hal Freiman practices adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include cancer, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Freiman studied medicine at Albany Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freiman accepts. Dr. Freiman is accepting 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Union Square East, Phillips Ambulatory Center; Suite 2g
New York, NY
 

Dr. Karl Bednarek is an adult gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bednarek accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Bednarek attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bednarek (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Bednarek is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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 graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Alpert include esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Vytra. Dr. Alpert has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is 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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Dr. Prithwijit Patrick Basu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
525 E 68th Street; Box 130
New York, NY
 

Dr. Prithwijit Basu's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology; he sees patients in Forest Hills, NY and New York, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Basu include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Basu accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Basu is a graduate of Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Downtown Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Basu (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Basu is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Weill Cornell Medicine, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Liver Transplant, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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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. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ng is especially interested in gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, and inflammatory bowel disease. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Ng 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. Gary Seth Gettenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
9413 Flatlands Avenue; Suite 101e
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Gary Gettenberg's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Gettenberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Gettenberg's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, and stomach problems. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. He trained at Maimonides Medical Center for his residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gettenberg at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

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

Dr. Lisa Ganjhu, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Patients gave Dr. Ganjhu an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ganjhu's areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis C, gallbladder problems, and hepatitis B. 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) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Ganjhu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Roosevelt and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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, Esophagus ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kadirawel Iswara works as an adult gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Iswara average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and gallstones. Dr. Iswara's hospital/clinic affiliations include Coney Island Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Ceylon and the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Coney Island Hospital and James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Dr. Iswara has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Iswara (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Russian, and Tamil.

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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 is an adult gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Ahamed's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. He graduated from MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet. Dr. Ahamed's residency was performed at Interfaith Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ahamed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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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
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Chan works as a gastroenterologist in New York, NY. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Chan has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Chan is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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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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