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We found 196 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Bala Cynwyd, PA.

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

Dr. John Lynch is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Lynch attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lynch include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopy. Dr. Lynch accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopy

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

Dr. Kashyap Panganamamula is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Panganamamula is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Osmania Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital and Nizam's Insitute of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Panganamamula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. 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, achalasia, colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

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

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

Dr. Gary Lichtenstein is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Lichtenstein is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Lichtenstein's distinctions 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. Dr. Lichtenstein (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and French.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach 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. Dr. Aberra's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aberra include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Aberra accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Her residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Aberra speaks Tigrinya.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach 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. Maarouf Ahmad Hoteit, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Maarouf Hoteit is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoteit include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoteit honors. Dr. Hoteit 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. He 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, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

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

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

Dr. Immanuel Ho's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ho graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ho include diarrhea, interventional endoscopy, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013-2016 and Recognized by Main Line Magazine 's Pennsylvania's Top Doctors 2009-2014. Dr. Ho is conversant in 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, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Ginsberg is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ginsberg include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Ginsberg is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ginsberg has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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, 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 Warren Falk, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Falk practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Falk attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2002-present and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Falk is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

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

Dr. Kuchikulla Rajender Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kuchikala Reddy is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, he performed his residency at Misericordia Hospital, New York. He 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

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

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

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

Dr. Michael Kochman's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Kochman graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Kochman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach 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' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Abrams completed his residency training at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Abrams has received professional recognition including the following: South Jersey Magazine's Top Docs. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Kimberly Forde's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Forde include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Forde attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She 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, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1811 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Larry Borowsky practices adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include peripheral neuropathy, diverticular disease, and esophageal manometry. Dr. Borowsky honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmad include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Ahmad's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She graduated from Dow Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Ahmad trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmad takes.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach 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. Caroline Lesley Kerner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; University of Pennsylvania Gastroenterology Division
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Caroline Kerner is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Kerner's clinical interests: crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kerner attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Anil Rustgi's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rustgi include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Rustgi completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

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

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