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We found 57 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept EmblemHealth near Stony Brook, NY.

Dr. Augustus Gerard Mantia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
59 Southern Boulevard
Nesconset, NY
 

Dr. Augustus Mantia is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Nassau University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. On average, patients gave Dr. Mantia a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mantia takes Vytra, MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Rorer Award, American College Of Gastroenterology; Presented .; and Man Of The Year Award In Health, December, .. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Mantia's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jonathan Michael Buscaglia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Technology Drive; Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Buscaglia's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Buscaglia has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and gallstones. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Buscaglia attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Buscaglia (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Pancreas Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Stomach ... (Read more)

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Dr. William Jay Cohn, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Nesconset Highway; Suite 101
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. William Cohn practices adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and hepatitis C. Dr. Cohn's professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Cohn has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

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Dr. Juan Carlos C Bucobo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook University Medical Center; Health Science Center T17-060
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Juan Carlos Bucobo is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, gallbladder problems, and colonoscopy. Dr. Bucobo takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, CT Colonography, Biliary Disorders, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Advanced ... (Read more)

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Dr. Chris Emanuel Lascarides, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive, Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Chris Lascarides is an adult gastroenterologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lascarides's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. Before completing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Lascarides attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lascarides takes.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Colorectal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ramona Ooshani R Rajapakse, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Ramona Rajapakse is a gastroenterologist in East Setauket, NY. Her areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Rajapakse's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. Dr. Rajapakse is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Vincent Wen-Shan Yang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Vincent Yang specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, crohn's disease, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Yang accepts Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, Vytra, and more. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Pruthvi Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Pruthvi Patel sees patients in East Setauket, NY and New York, NY. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Patel is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, diarrhea, colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Metabolic Disorders, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (Read more)

Dr. Anupama Chawla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Department of Pediatrics; Hsc, T-11, 080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Anupama Chawla works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Stony Brook, NY, East Moriches, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Chawla average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chawla's clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Chawla trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Chawla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, short bowel syndrome, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Failure to Thrive, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Grace N K Gathungu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Grace Gathungu, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Patchogue, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Gathungu obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Long Island College Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, celiac disease, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Morganstern, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stony Brook University Medical Center; Health Science Center T11-080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Morganstern is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Morganstern is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Allergies, Colitis, Failure to ... (Read more)

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Dr. Isabelle Marlen Von Althen-Dagum, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive, Suite 300
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Isabelle Althen-Dagum's specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Althen-Dagum speaks Spanish. Her areas of clinical interest consist of inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. After completing medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at The Ottawa Hospital and Toronto General Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Althen-Dagum at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Edward Sun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive, Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Edward Sun's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Sun completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle Tobin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Michelle Tobin practices pediatric gastroenterology in East Setauket, NY. In Dr. Tobin's practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. She obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stony Brook Heart Institute; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak, who practices in Stony Brook, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Tak attended Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College for medical school. Dr. Tak's clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Tak is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Aurora Dawn Pryor, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Hsc 18 040; Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Aurora Pryor's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Pryor's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, groin hernia, and achalasia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pryor takes. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Hospital for residency. Dr. Pryor is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, achalasia, colon cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gallstones, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder ... (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.