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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
59 Southern Boulevard
Nesconset, NY
 

Dr. Augustus Mantia's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mantia is an in-network provider for Vytra, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Mantia attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Rorer Award, American College Of Gastroenterology Presented; Man Of The Year Award In Health, December; and Outstanding Physicians Award, Episcopal Health. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Buscaglia is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Buscaglia (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and gallstones. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Buscaglia attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buscaglia honors.

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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)

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

Dr. Vincent Yang's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is an in-network provider for Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Yang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In addition to English, Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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

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

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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bucobo include esophageal cancer, gallbladder problems, and colonoscopy. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. 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)

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 physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rajapakse average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rajapakse include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Rajapakse accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rajapakse attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Her residency was performed at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital. She 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)

Dr. Grace N K Gathungu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Grace Gathungu sees patients in East Setauket, NY and Patchogue, NY. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Gathungu studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. She trained at Long Island College Hospital for residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. She is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Carmen Magdalena Stanca, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
Stony Brook Internists Ufpc Sbumc; Hsc Level 17 Room 060
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Carmen Stanca is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stanca include hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Stanca's education and training includes medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Stanca is affiliated with NYU Lutheran Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis A

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 sees patients in East Setauket, NY. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Althen-Dagum an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. After completing medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at The Ottawa Hospital and Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Althen-Dagum is conversant in Spanish.

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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)

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

Dr. Chris Lascarides' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Lascarides studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Bellevue Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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)

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

Dr. Pruthvi Patel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Nesconset Highway; Suite 101
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. William Cohn is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and hepatitis C. Dr. Cohn is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Cohn attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Cohn speaks Spanish.

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

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

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 specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Islip Terrace, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Morganstern's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency.

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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)

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

Dr. Edward Sun is a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sun include hepatitis, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sun honors. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (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 Commack, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Chawla include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Chawla's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Chawla attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Chawla (or staff) speaks 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)

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

Dr. Michelle Tobin works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in East Setauket, NY. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Tobin is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Vinay Tak is a general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Tak attended medical school at Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. Dr. Tak (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Tak is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, 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, Heart Valve Disease, ... (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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