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
233 Broadway; Suite 840
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Cohen's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and pancreatic cyst. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School and Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Cohen has received include New York Super Doctors; Kinyoun Award, NIAID; and NIH Merit Award, Natl Inst of Health. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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)

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

Dr. Alex Sherman is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Sherman has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Sherman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Sherman attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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)

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

Dr. Hal Freiman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include cancer, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freiman honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Freiman attended medical school at Albany Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Sinai Health System, and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Kenneth Miller practices adult gastroenterology in New York, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: colon polypectomy, crohn's disease, and small bowel obstruction. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is open to new patients. Dr. Miller graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks 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)

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

Dr. Karl Bednarek specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bednarek at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bednarek has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bednarek (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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

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

Dr. Jay Katzman is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Katzman is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Katzman trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Katzman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. 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. Daniel Joseph Alpert, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
345 E 37 Street; Suite 308
New York, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Alpert is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Alpert's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Alpert has received the distinction of 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)

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

Dr. Anthony Ng is an adult gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Ng is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, and inflammatory bowel disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ng attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System.

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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. Prithwijit Patrick Basu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
525 E 68th Street; Box 130
New York, NY
 

Dr. Prithwijit Basu practices adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Basu honors. After attending Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College for medical school, Dr. Basu completed his residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Downtown Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Basu (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Russian. He is 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)

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. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, and stomach problems. Dr. Gettenberg takes Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Gettenberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Chinese. He is professionally 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. Lawrence Louis Herman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
121 East 60th Street; Suite 9b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Herman is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before completing Dr. Herman's residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Herman attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Herman has indicated that Dr. Herman's clinical interests include gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Herman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Herman's patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herman accepts. Dr. Herman is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

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

Dr. Kadirawel Iswara works as a gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, NY. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and gallstones. Dr. Iswara honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Iswara obtained his medical school training at the University of Ceylon and the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital and James J. Peters VA Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Iswara (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Russian, and Tamil. His professional affiliations include Coney Island Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and Sinai Health System.

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

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

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

Dr. Lisa Ganjhu is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Lisa Ganjhu works in New York, NY. Dr. Ganjhu's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ganjhu include hepatitis C, gallbladder problems, and hepatitis B. Dr. Ganjhu is affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Ganjhu accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ganjhu attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ganjhu (or staff) speaks 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, Esophagus ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Babu Bangaru practices pediatric gastroenterology in Elmhurst, NY and New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Bangaru (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Winthrop-University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at Andhra Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Bangaru has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bangaru takes.

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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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Chan practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chan has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chan include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Chan attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Yacov Ronald Stollman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
126 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Yacov Stollman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Stollman (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Stollman is especially interested in colposcopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon problems. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Sinai Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stollman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Colposcopy, Rectal Problems, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon Problems, Colonoscopy

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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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