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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Scott Fink's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. His clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fink is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Fink is accepting new patients. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (Read more)

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Dr. Oscar E Laborda, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1088 W Baltimore Pike; Suite 2407
Media, PA
 

Dr. Oscar Laborda's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Laborda is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Laborda's clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, peptic ulcer, and celiac disease. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. For his residency, Dr. Laborda trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, and Boston VA Medical Center. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. Dr. Laborda has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, celiac disease, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Marc Zitin is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Zitin obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Zitin's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 100
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Victor Fishman is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Fishman include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital, Hcc Ii, Suite 2407
Media, PA
 

Dr. Jacques Khoury is a gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Khoury is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Khoury's medical residency was performed at Lankenau Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Giancarlo Mercogliano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Giancarlo Mercogliano is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and hiatal hernia. Patient ratings for Dr. Mercogliano average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mercogliano honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Mercogliano graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Esophageal Manometry, Hiatal Hernia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J Mc Kenna, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Thomas McKenna is an adult gastroenterologist in Bryn Mawr, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenna include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McKenna takes. Dr. McKenna has an open panel. Before completing Dr. McKenna's residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. McKenna attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, celiac disease, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Gary Newman's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Newman's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Newman has an open panel. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yolanda Denise Heman-Ackah, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Yolanda Heman-Ackah is an otolaryngologist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. Dr. Heman-Ackah is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She is conversant in French. Dr. Heman-Ackah is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Heman-Ackah is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Hoarseness, Stroboscopy, Tracheostomy, Sinus ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 241
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Mary Patton, who practices in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Patton include sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Her professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Patton is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Patton studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Patton has received distinctions including "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Breast Issues, Colectomy, Burns, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Skin Cancer, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. David Avery Bottger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 230
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. David Bottger practices plastic surgery and general surgery in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA. Dr. Bottger's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, psoriasis, and deviated septum. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Bottger has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
196 West Sproul Road, Medical Office Pavilion; Suite 106
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Raymond Vivacqua works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Newtown Square, PA. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Vivacqua completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. His distinctions include: "Top Doctor" in Oncology, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Vivacqua's professional affiliations include Associates in Hematology/Oncology, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Biopsy, Cancer Prevention, Colon Problems, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Liver Disease, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Michael Ardito, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 245, Pinnacle Ent Associates, Head & Neck Division - Newtown .
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Ardito is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ardito accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ardito trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Ardito is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hoarseness, Chin Surgery, Otoplasty, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3411
Media, PA
 

Dr. Hassan Vakil's medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Vakil is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Vakil has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, small intestine disorders, colon problems

All Interests: Breast Issues, Wounds, Small Intestine Disorders, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth John Boyd, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1088 W Baltimore Pike; Suite 2101
Media, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Boyd works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Media, PA and West Chester, PA. Dr. Boyd's areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Boyd is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency training at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Boyd has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Colon and Rectal Surgery and Philadelphia magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Samir Nalin Parikh, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1088 W Baltimore Pike; Suite 2101
Media, PA
 

Dr. Samir Parikh is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Parikh include sigmoidoscopy, rectal cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Parikh performed his residency at York Hospital. He has received the distinction of Published research in Radiation Proctitis. Dr. Parikh is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colectomy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (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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