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Dr. Richard Alan Gambescia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
525 Jamestown Street; Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Richard Gambescia is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gambescia's areas of expertise include peripheral neuropathy, diverticular disease, and esophageal manometry. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Hahnemann University Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Gambescia trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He speaks Italian.

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

Dr. Jack Collazzo is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Collazzo obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Collazzo welcomes 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)

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. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Fink's areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fink has an open panel.

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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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Dr. Stephanie McConnell Moleski, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
225 E City Avenue; Suite 109
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Moleski specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Moleski is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Moleski attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She has received distinctions including Fellowship2Leadership Salix Fellows' Program Travel Grant Recipient; Chief Medical Resident 2009,2008; and ACG Radhika Srinivasan Gender-Based Research Award.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, diverticular disease, heartburn, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, gastroparesis, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Larry Borowsky is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include peripheral neuropathy, diverticular disease, and esophageal manometry. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Borowsky's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is professionally 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. Sheeja K Abraham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Nutrition
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 250
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Sheeja Abraham is a pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric nutrition specialist in Philadelphia, PA, Newtown Square, PA, and Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Abraham has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, 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. Abraham attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. James Charles Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. James Reynolds is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Reynolds include achalasia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Reynolds has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, diverticular disease, achalasia, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon problems, colon polyps, constipation, colitis

All Interests: Achalasia, Colitis, Esophagitis, Abdominal Problems, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lawrence Jaffe, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Jaffe works as a gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Jaffe's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, 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, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jaffe's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012; Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016.

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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. Octavia Evette Pickett-Blakely, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Octavia Pickett-Blakely is an adult gastroenterologist. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Pickett-Blakely takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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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
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Marc Zitin is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Wynnewood, PA and Havertown, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zitin include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Zitin completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Marta Buchner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Anna Buchner is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Buchner attended Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Buchner include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Buchner accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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, 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. Mark Tomislav Osterman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Mark Osterman's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Osterman is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Osterman is conversant in Croatian.

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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, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Ingram Roberts' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass colonoscopy, malabsorption, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roberts graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: American College of Physician Executives Award of Academic Achievement; Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Medicine, Bridgeport Hospital; and "Top Doctor" in Gastroenterology, Main Line Today. Dr. Roberts is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, malabsorption, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Malabsorption, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Joseph Navarro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
210 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Victor Navarro's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His clinical interests encompass liver cancer and cirrhosis. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Christiana Care Health System. Dr. Navarro accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Navarro's education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer

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

Dr. Beth Gardner practices adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Gardner's clinical interests: peripheral neuropathy, diverticular disease, and esophageal manometry. Patient ratings for Dr. Gardner average 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gardner takes. Dr. Gardner attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Italian. Her professional affiliations include 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Shurs Lane; Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Asyia Ahmad is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. She is professionally affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmad's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Ahmad has received the distinction of Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , anorectal problems

All Interests: Esophagitis, Anorectal Problems, Women's Health Issues, Endoscopy

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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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