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We found 238 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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopy. Dr. Lynch is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). 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. Dr. Lynch is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 practices gastroenterology (digestive system). Clinical interests for Dr. Wu include inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. Dr. Wu's professional affiliations include Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Wu has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Panganamamula is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at Osmania Medical College and performed 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 professionally 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, 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 Warren Falk, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Falk specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Falk include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2002-present and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally 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. Jack Alan Collazzo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 340
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Jack Collazzo works as an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Collazzo's clinical interests: barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Collazzo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Collazzo is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Hoteit takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include diarrhea, interventional endoscopy, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Dr. Ho honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ho 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. Dr. Ho is professionally affiliated with 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. 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. These areas are among Dr. Lichtenstein's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. His 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. In addition to English, Dr. Lichtenstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French. He 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, 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Aberra an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aberra include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Aberra attended Dartmouth Medical School. She is conversant in Tigrinya. Dr. Aberra 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, 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. Michael Lee Kochman, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
1 Convention Avenue; 9 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Kochman works as a gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Kochman's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Dr. Kochman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. Gregory Gerard Ginsberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Ginsberg is an adult gastroenterologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ginsberg's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ginsberg has received distinctions including 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, 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. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Abrams is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abrams's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His residency was performed at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: South Jersey Magazine's Top Docs.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Forde include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Forde is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral neuropathy, diverticular disease, and esophageal manometry. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borowsky takes. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Borowsky completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Borowsky 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmad include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Ahmad trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency.

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

Dr. Anil Rustgi practices adult gastroenterology in Philadelphia, PA. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rustgi takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rustgi include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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.