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

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

Dr. David Schaffzin practices colon & rectal surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Schaffzin include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and endoscopic polypectomy. Dr. Schaffzin takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is affiliated with St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Schaffzin welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne - Newtown Road; Suite 234
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Craig Barash is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. These areas are among Dr. Barash's clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. John Kravitz's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kravitz's areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Kravitz welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. David Salowe's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salowe include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salowe is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. John Volpe's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Volpe has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Delaware Valley Medical Center. Dr. Volpe is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Scott Modena's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Modena performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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.