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

Dr. Craig Barash practices adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Barash's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barash welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kravitz include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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. Dr. Kravitz is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. David Salowe is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Salowe trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His 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. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salowe honors. Dr. Salowe is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. John Volpe's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Volpe include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Volpe takes. Before completing his residency at Delaware Valley Medical Center, Dr. Volpe attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Volpe is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Scott Modena's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Modena include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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.