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

Dr. Craig Barash's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Barash include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Barash honors Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barash is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Barash attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, esophageal spasm, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

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 Kravitz specializes in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kravitz include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Patients rated Dr. Kravitz highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kravitz accepts. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne - Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. David Salowe practices adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salowe takes Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Salowe trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne - Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Scott Modena works as an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Modena's clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Modena honors. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Modena attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
404 Middletown Boulevard; Penn's Square at Oxford Valley, Suite 305
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Empedrad include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After attending Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Empedrad completed her residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
280 Middletown Boulevard
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Michael Packer's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Packer's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Packer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward M Soffen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1201 Langhorne - Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Edward Soffen specializes in radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), gamma knife radiosurgery, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Soffen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, St. Mary's Hospital, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Soffen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , anal cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark A Rosen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, 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)

Dr. Gary B Korus, MD
Specializes in Surgery
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Gary Korus' area of specialization is surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Korus include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. Dr. Korus's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Korus has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2008, 2009 Top Docs issue.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, achalasia, colon cancer, stomach problems, anal cancer, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, diverticular disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastrostomy, Colitis, Small Bowel Resection, Gallstones, Gastritis, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald J Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
404 Middletown Boulevard; Penn's Square at Oxford Valley, Suite 305
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin is an allergist/immunologist. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Dvorin takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Dvorin attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his residency, Dr. Dvorin trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
280 Middletown Boulevard
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Roth has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Roth include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health, Lankenau Medical Center, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He is open to new patients. Dr. Roth obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Schaffzin sees patients in Langhorne, PA and Doylestown, PA. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and perianal abscess. Dr. Schaffzin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA. Dr. Schaffzin is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital, Virtua Marlton Hospital, and Doylestown Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, perianal abscess, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, rectal prolapse, colitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, anal cancer, anal fistula, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, anal warts, small intestine disorders, colon problems, bowel obstruction, intestinal (bowel) problems, rectal stricture, gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. George A Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
404 Middletown Boulevard; Penn's Square at Oxford Valley, Suite 305
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. George Belecanech's specialty is allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Belecanech attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center for residency. Dr. Belecanech has received the following distinction: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc F Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
404 Middletown Boulevard; Penn's Square at Oxford Valley, Suite 305
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. Dr. Goldstein honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors. Dr. Goldstein is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
404 Middletown Boulevard; Penn's Square at Oxford Valley, Suite 305
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Gordon attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry K Tsai, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1201 Langhorne - Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Henry Tsai is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsai include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsai's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tsai's professional affiliations include St. Peter's Health System, St. Mary's Hospital, and Princeton HealthCare System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , anal cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal ... (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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