We found 62 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept EmblemHealth near Stony Brook, NY.

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

Dr. Augustus Mantia's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mantia has indicated that his clinical interests include colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Mantia is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Vytra, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Mantia's distinctions include: Rorer Award, American College Of Gastroenterology Presented; Man Of The Year Award In Health, December; and Outstanding Physicians Award, Episcopal Health.

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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)

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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 East Setauket, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Buscaglia (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Buscaglia include esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and gallstones. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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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. 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bucobo include esophageal cancer, gallbladder problems, and colonoscopy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Bucobo is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bucobo 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. 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 in Great Neck, NY and East Setauket, NY. Before completing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Lascarides attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is especially interested in rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Lascarides takes Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. 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. Ramona Ooshani R Rajapakse, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Ramona Rajapakse's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rajapakse is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Before completing her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Rajapakse attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Patient ratings for Dr. Rajapakse average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Yang obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Healthfirst, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Yang (or staff) is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. William Cohn's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohn include colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and hepatitis C. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohn honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cohn is professionally affiliated with 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, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pruthvi Patel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Patel accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from 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)

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

Dr. Anupama Chawla specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Stony Brook, NY, East Moriches, NY, and East Setauket, NY. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient reviews placed Dr. Chawla at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Althen-Dagum average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Before completing her residency at The Ottawa Hospital and Toronto General Hospital, Dr. Althen-Dagum attended medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Althen-Dagum 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. Grace N K Gathungu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Grace Gathungu is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in East Setauket, NY and Patchogue, NY. Her clinical interests encompass celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gathungu attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Long Island College Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks 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 works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist. She graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then she performed her residency at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Stanca has a special interest in hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stanca is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

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

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 East Setauket, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Sun include hepatitis, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Sun attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. 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 in Islip Terrace, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morganstern include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Morganstern takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michelle Tobin is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tobin include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Tobin is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Tobin trained at Jacobi Medical Center. She is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a general surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Tak is professionally affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak attended medical school at Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Tak completed residency programs at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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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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