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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patients rated Dr. Mantia highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Vytra, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mantia takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mantia's office for an appointment. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Mantia has received include Rorer Award, American College Of Gastroenterology; Presented .; and Man Of The Year Award In Health, December, ..

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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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and gallstones. Dr. Buscaglia is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Buscaglia (or staff) is conversant in 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. 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gallbladder problems, and colonoscopy. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bucobo attended medical school at 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Nesconset Highway; Suite 101
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. William Cohn specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in East Setauket, NY and Wading River, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and hepatitis C. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cohn is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohn attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Great Neck, NY and East Setauket, NY. Dr. Lascarides's areas of clinical interest consist of rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Bellevue Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Lascarides is conversant in 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. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Chawla is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Chawla (or staff) is conversant in 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. 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. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Rajapakse is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. For her professional training, Dr. Rajapakse completed residency programs 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. Grace N K Gathungu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Grace Gathungu is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in East Setauket, NY and Patchogue, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. Dr. Gathungu accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island College Hospital's residency program. 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Yang include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Yang accepts Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then 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. 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 gastroenterologist in Islip Terrace, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Morganstern is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for his 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. Pruthvi Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Pruthvi Patel is a gastroenterologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Patel takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. 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. 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. Her areas of clinical interest consist of inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. On average, patients gave Dr. Althen-Dagum a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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. 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 practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Stanca honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and a graduate of Lutheran Medical Center's residency program.

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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 adult gastroenterology specialist in East Setauket, NY. Dr. Sun's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. 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)

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

Dr. Michelle Tobin works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Tobin's medical residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Tobin include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tak include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Tak accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He graduated from Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Tak is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. 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, 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.