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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mantia include colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Vytra, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mantia honors. Dr. Mantia has received professional recognition including the following: Rorer Award, American College Of Gastroenterology; Presented .; and Man Of The Year Award In Health, December, .. 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and gallstones. Dr. Buscaglia honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. 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 in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, gallbladder problems, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Bucobo attended medical school at 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Nesconset Highway; Suite 101
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. William Cohn is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Cohn's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and hepatitis C. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna, and more. Dr. Cohn graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cohn completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is conversant in 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. His areas of clinical interest consist of rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lascarides honors. Dr. Lascarides is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Bellevue Hospital Center's residency program. 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)

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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 sees patients in Stony Brook, NY, East Moriches, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chawla include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Chawla honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chawla graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for her residency. 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. 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. Dr. Rajapakse's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajapakse include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She trained at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. 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
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Grace Gathungu specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gathungu's areas of expertise include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. Before completing her residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Gathungu attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Healthfirst, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang honors. 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. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Morganstern attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in East Setauket, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. She honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks 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. 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 practices adult gastroenterology in East Setauket, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Althen-Dagum is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Althen-Dagum include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at The Ottawa Hospital and Toronto General Hospital. In addition to English, 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's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease); she sees patients in Great Neck, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. Dr. Stanca is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stanca graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. She trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include hepatitis, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sun accepts. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following 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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Tobin attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tak accepts. He attended Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Dr. Tak (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. 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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