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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 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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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. 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)

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

Dr. Victor Fishman is an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fishman include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. Dr. Fishman is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fishman is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Ann Crawford, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests: achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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

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

Dr. Diane Lori Barsky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Diane Barsky specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in King of Prussia, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Before performing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Barsky attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: malnutrition, obesity, and growth problems. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine and "Best Docs for Children". Dr. Barsky is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , malabsorption

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Growth Problems, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Obesity, Chronic Illness, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Jacques Khoury practices adult gastroenterology in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. Dr. Khoury attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. Dr. Khoury accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Giancarlo Mercogliano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Giancarlo Mercogliano is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Mercogliano is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Mercogliano's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Esophageal Manometry, Hiatal Hernia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. McKenna performed Dr. McKenna's residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. McKenna's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. McKenna is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. McKenna welcomes 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. Jonathan Andrew Flick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Flick practices pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include growth problems, celiac disease, and vomiting. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flick attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctor, Main Line Today Magazine; Top Physician; and Suburban Life Main Line Magazine. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, celiac disease, vomiting, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth Problems, Esophagitis, ... (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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