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Dr. John Patrick Lynch, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
218 Wright Saunders Building; 51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Lynch's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopy. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Lynch takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Lynch's residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopy

Dr. Gary Dean Dean Wu, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Dulles Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Wu, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Wu graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Wu is affiliated with Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Kashyap V Panganamamula, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
218 Wright Saunders Building; 51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kashyap Panganamamula is a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Panganamamula include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Panganamamula's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital and Nizam's Insitute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Panganamamula (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, achalasia, colon cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Enteroscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Immanuel King Hang Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Immanuel Ho works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Ho's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, polypectomy (polyp removal), and interventional endoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ho has received include Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013-2016 and Recognized by Main Line Magazine 's Pennsylvania's Top Doctors 2009-2014. He is conversant in Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, gastrointestinal cancer, ulcerative colitis, pancreatic cancer, colitis

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Enteroscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Warren Falk, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Falk is an adult gastroenterology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Falk include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Falk honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2002-present and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, esophageal spasm, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophagitis, Esophageal Spasm, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jack Alan Collazzo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 340
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Jack Collazzo is a gastroenterologist in Bryn Mawr, PA. His clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Collazzo is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collazzo honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maarouf Ahmad Hoteit, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Maarouf Hoteit specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoteit include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Hoteit is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Ascites, Cirrhosis, Gallbladder Cancer, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Gerard Ginsberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Ginsberg's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Ginsberg is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Ginsberg performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ginsberg include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Roth Lichtenstein, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Lichtenstein's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Lichtenstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French. Dr. Lichtenstein's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Lichtenstein is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lichtenstein has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Faten Nureddin Aberra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Faten Aberra practices adult gastroenterology in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Aberra trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for her residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aberra include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Aberra speaks Tigrinya. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, anal cancer, pancreatic cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lee Kochman, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
1 Convention Avenue; 9 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Kochman is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Kochman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Kochman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2002, 2007 - 2009, and 2011 - 2016. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Autumn Forde, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kimberly Forde is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Forde takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, anal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Tumor, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
525 Jamestown Street; Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Larry Borowsky's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include peripheral neuropathy, diverticular disease, and esophageal manometry. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Hahnemann University Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borowsky honors. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, achalasia, celiac disease, gastroparesis, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Ultrasound, Gastroparesis, Esophageal Manometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nuzhat Aziz Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nuzhat Ahmad is a gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA. Her education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Ahmad accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Ahmad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Abrams, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Abrams is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include achalasia, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Abrams attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Abrams's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diverticular disease, heartburn, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Scott Fink's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. His clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fink is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Fink is accepting new patients. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (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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