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We found 42 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Compass near Media, PA.

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

Dr. Scott Fink is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Fink's areas of expertise include esophageal manometry, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fink honors. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fink is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Victor Fishman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fishman accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is not currently accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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

Dr. Oscar Laborda works as an adult gastroenterologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, peptic ulcer, and celiac disease. Dr. Laborda takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, and Boston VA Medical Center. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Laborda's office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Marc Zitin's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zitin include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and crohn's disease. Dr. Zitin honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Zitin attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Zitin is 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, Esophageal Manometry, Gastritis, ... (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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Thomas McKenna works in Bryn Mawr, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Dr. McKenna's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. McKenna honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. McKenna welcomes new patients. Dr. McKenna obtained Dr. McKenna's medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed Dr. McKenna's residency at Temple University Hospital.

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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)

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

Dr. Jacques Khoury, who practices in Havertown, PA and Media, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khoury include diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Khoury attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Khoury is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, esophageal manometry, and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Mercogliano accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mercogliano's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Lankenau Medical Center. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Gary Newman specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Newman's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Newman honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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)

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 ear, nose and throat specialist. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Heman-Ackah include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Heman-Ackah attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She speaks French. Her professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Mary Patton's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Patton include sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patton graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Patton include: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Patton is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Breast Issues, Colectomy, Burns, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder 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 specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Paoli, PA and Newtown Square, PA. These areas are among Dr. Ardito's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ardito is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hoarseness, Otoplasty, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (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. He is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Boyd's professional affiliations include Penn Medicine, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, he completed his residency training at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Boyd takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Colon and Rectal Surgery and Philadelphia magazine. He is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Hassan Vakil is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Vakil is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Vakil is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Bottger specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Bottger a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Bottger graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bottger completed residency programs at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Samir Parikh's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include sigmoidoscopy, rectal cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Parikh graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at York Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Published research in Radiation Proctitis. His professional affiliations include Penn Medicine, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Parikh has an open panel.

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

Dr. Raymond Vivacqua's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Vivacqua honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinctions: "Top Doctor" in Oncology, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Associates in Hematology/Oncology, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Vivacqua 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)

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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.