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We found 58 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. Patients rated Dr. Mantia highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Vytra, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Rorer Award, American College Of Gastroenterology; Presented .; and Man Of The Year Award In Health, December, .. Dr. Mantia is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in East Setauket, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and gallstones. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buscaglia accepts. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. 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 sees patients in East Setauket, NY and Wading River, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Cohn average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cohn's clinical interests: colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and hepatitis C. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Cohn attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bucobo include esophageal cancer, gallbladder problems, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Bucobo graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He speaks 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. Ramona Ooshani R Rajapakse, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Ramona Rajapakse works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Rajapakse's clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. The average patient rating for Dr. Rajapakse is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and then she performed her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Rajapakse speaks 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. Chris Emanuel Lascarides, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive, Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Chris Lascarides specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lascarides attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. 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)

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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 is a gastroenterologist in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. His clinical interests include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and gastrointestinal cancer. He accepts Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yang studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Yang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 is an adult gastroenterologist in East Setauket, NY and New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. She honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Patel 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. Dr. Chawla's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College and then she performed her residency 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology in East Setauket, NY and Patchogue, NY. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. She honors Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing her residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Gathungu attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. 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 pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Morganstern's clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Morganstern 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)

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in East Setauket, NY. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Althen-Dagum include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Althen-Dagum honors. After attending the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Althen-Dagum completed her residency training at The Ottawa Hospital and Toronto General Hospital. She speaks 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)

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sun include colon cancer, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Sun is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks 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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Ellen Li, who practices in East Setauket, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Li studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

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

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

Dr. Michelle Tobin sees patients in East Setauket, NY. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tobin graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then she 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, Thoracic Surgery
Stony Brook Heart Institute; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak sees patients in Brooklyn, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and New York, NY. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He graduated from Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. He trained at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tak include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak has a closed panel.

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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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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.