We found 6 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Langhorne, PA.

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Dr. David M Schaffzin, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. David Schaffzin's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Schaffzin attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and perianal abscess. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schaffzin is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Craig Barash's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Barash attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He takes several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. John Volpe is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Volpe trained at Delaware Valley Medical Center. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Volpe accepts. Dr. Volpe is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Scott Modena's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Modena include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Modena is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Modena is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. John Kravitz is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kravitz studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kravitz include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kravitz is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. David Salowe is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Salowe's areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. The average patient rating for Dr. Salowe is 4.5 stars out of 5. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salowe accepts. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. Dr. Salowe is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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What is Crohn's Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune illness that results in chronic inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a similar group of conditions called inflammatory bowel disease. The most common symptoms of Crohn’s are abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Crohn’s can be difficult to distinguish from another type of inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis. The symptoms are almost identical, but the way they affect the digestive tract is different. While technically Crohn’s can be present anywhere in the digestive tract, it is most commonly found in the small intestine. In contrast, ulcerative colitis is only found in the colon. Crohn’s disease affects the entire wall of the intestine, while ulcerative colitis affects only the lining. Finally, the inflammation caused by Crohn’s is patchy, but the inflammation due to ulcerative colitis is continuous.

Symptoms of Crohn’s include:
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Diarrhea, sometimes alternating with constipation
  • Rectal bleeding
  • A sense of urgency about going to the bathroom
  • Feeling like you keep needing use the bathroom, even after you have already done so
  • General symptoms of illness, such as fever, weight loss, and fatigue

The symptoms of Crohn’s tend to cycle. They may be very strong for periods of time, called ‘flares,’ and they may go away for periods of time, known as remission.

There are several treatment options for Crohn’s, and what works for one person may not work for another. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but treatments can help make symptoms less severe and more manageable. Options include:
  • Medications, including immunosuppressants, biologics, antibiotics, and aminosalicylates
  • Special diets, both bland to avoid triggering flares and high in nutrition to prevent deficiencies
  • Surgery to remove sections of severely diseased intestine, which can reduce symptoms for a period of time

Living with Crohn’s disease can be challenging. However, with the right treatment, it is possible to manage your symptoms so that they don’t interfere with your active life.
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