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

Dr. Jack Collazzo works as a gastroenterologist in Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Collazzo's areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Collazzo is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Kashyap Panganamamula is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and achalasia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Panganamamula attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital and Nizam's Insitute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Panganamamula (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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. Octavia Evette Pickett-Blakely, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Octavia Pickett-Blakely's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Pickett-Blakely graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Pickett-Blakely include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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, stomach cancer, celiac disease, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, short bowel syndrome, pancreatic cancer

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

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

Dr. Scott Fink is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in Malvern, PA, Havertown, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and colonoscopy. Dr. Fink accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Fink speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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)

Dr. Kristle Lee Lynch, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kristle Lynch sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Clinical interests for Dr. Lynch include esophageal manometry, achalasia, and esophagitis. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Lynch attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), duodenal ulcer, achalasia, esophageal spasm, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Scleroderma, Esophageal Manometry, Esophagitis, Biopsy, Esophageal Spasm, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Gayle Horvitz Diamond, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gayle Horvitz is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: celiac disease, malnutrition, and obesity. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horvitz takes. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Horvitz has received distinctions including Division of GI, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Fellows Teaching Award Honor Roll; NIH Loan Repayment Program; and Travel award for AGA fellows' training conference. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, celiac disease, vomiting, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Immanuel Ho is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His clinical interests include diarrhea, polypectomy (polyp removal), and interventional endoscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Ho graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Ho trained at Montefiore Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he 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 speaks Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

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

Dr. Thomas J Mc Kenna, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 340
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Thomas McKenna is a gastroenterologist in Bryn Mawr, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Dr. McKenna's clinical interests include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. McKenna's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. McKenna's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. McKenna is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, celiac disease, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver ... (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. Her professional affiliations include 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 attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Forde completed her residency training 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)

Dr. Kristin Ngar Yee Fiorino, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kristin Fiorino is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Abington, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Fiorino include growth problems, achalasia, and vomiting. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Fiorino attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Magna Cum Laude; Edward J. Boustein Distinguished Scholar; and Justice Louis D. Brandeis Scholar. Dr. Fiorino is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, Hirschsprung disease, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Growth Problems, Fistula, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Maarouf Hoteit's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoteit include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Hoteit honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. David Colin Metz, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Dulles Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Metz's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Metz's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Metz include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14.

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

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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Aberra is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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, 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. Anil Kumar Rustgi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anil Rustgi is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rustgi include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Rustgi attended Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Rustgi has received distinctions including Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Vinay Chandrasekhara is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, and rectal cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandrasekhara graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chandrasekhara completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

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

Dr. Gary D 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). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Wu attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. Dr. Wu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He 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

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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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