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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
100 Market Street
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Jong-Hyun Nam sees patients in East Norriton, PA and Collegeville, PA. His medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). In addition to English, Dr. Nam speaks Korean. His clinical interests encompass irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Nam's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Pallavi Ravindra Marathe, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
599 Arcola Road
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Pallavi Rastogi works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Paoli, PA, Collegeville, PA, and Exton, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rastogi takes. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Rastogi completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Rastogi speaks Marathi. She is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Blood Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Brian Swanson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
826 Main Street; Suite 201
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Paul Swanson practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Phoenixville, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Swanson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Clinical interests for Dr. Swanson include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Swanson is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian J Broker, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
826 Main Street; Suite 201
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Brian Broker is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Phoenixville, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Pottstown, PA. These areas are among Dr. Broker's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Broker attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Broker accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Ear Infection, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert C Fried, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
599 Arcola Road
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Robert Fried is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Pottstown, PA, Paoli, PA, and Collegeville, PA. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Fried trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer surgery, colectomy (colon resection), and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Fried has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Paoli Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Colon Polyps, Cysts, Breast Surgery, Ulcerative Colitis, Colectomy, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
826 Main Street; Suite 201
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Carol Actor practices allergy & immunology. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's National Medical Center. Her clinical interests include immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and tests. Dr. Actor takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Actor has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Tests, Liver Cancer, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Laurence V Cramer, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
826 Main Street; Suite 201
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Laurence Cramer's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Cramer is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cramer welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
599 Arcola Road
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Radhika Kakarla practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Paoli, PA, Strafford, PA, and Collegeville, PA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, fibromyalgia, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Kakarla is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, she completed her residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Kakarla welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon polyps

All Interests: Warts, Colon Polyps, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis

Dr. Christine E Szarka, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
599 Arcola Road
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Christine Szarka is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in Paoli, PA, Collegeville, PA, and Exton, PA. Dr. Szarka's clinical interests include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Szarka graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Blood Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Paul Nadeau, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
826 Main Street; Suite 201
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Nadeau's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Nadeau honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Nadeau trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Allergies, Hoarseness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hans Michael Haupt, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
826 Main Street; Suite 303
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Hans Haupt is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Phoenixville, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haupt include aortic dissection repair, esophageal cancer, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Haupt is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Haupt completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Haupt is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lobectomy, Heart Valve Replacement, Aortic Valve Surgery, Aortic Dissection ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark A Rosen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
420 West Linfield - Trappe Road
Limerick, PA
 

Dr. Mark Rosen works as a diagnostic radiologist in Philadelphia, PA, Yardley, PA, and Limerick, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Rosen studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Rosen trained at Columbia University Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to 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: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Abdominal Problems, Kidney Cancer, ... (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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