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

Dr. Scott Fink is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in Malvern, PA, Havertown, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and colonoscopy. Dr. Fink accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Fink speaks Spanish. He 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, Esophagus ... (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 gastroenterologist in Bryn Mawr, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Dr. McKenna's clinical interests include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. McKenna's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. McKenna's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. McKenna is accepting new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Oscar Laborda's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. For his residency, Dr. Laborda trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, and Boston VA Medical Center. His areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, peptic ulcer, and celiac disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laborda takes. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Giancarlo Mercogliano specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mercogliano has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and hiatal hernia. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Mercogliano is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Marc Zitin's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zitin include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Zitin attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He 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)

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

Dr. Gary Newman is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Wynnewood, PA and Havertown, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Newman is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Newman include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. Dr. Newman is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Newman 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, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Victor Fishman works as a gastroenterologist in Wynnewood, PA and Havertown, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Fishman include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. Dr. Fishman honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fishman is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Khoury is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Khoury obtained his medical school training at Saint Joseph University of Beirut and performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center.

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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. 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 a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Havertown, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heman-Ackah include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. 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. She has an open panel.

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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, 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. His areas of expertise include the following: abdominal surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Vakil is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Vakil attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vakil has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He welcomes 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, Abdominal ... (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 an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Newtown Square, PA. He is affiliated with Associates in Hematology/Oncology, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Vivacqua is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Vivacqua attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include "Top Doctor" in Oncology, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. David Bottger's medical specialty is plastic surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, psoriasis, and deviated septum. Dr. Bottger is affiliated with Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is a graduate of 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 a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. His distinctions include: "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today and RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Bottger has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

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

Dr. Kenneth J 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. Before performing his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Boyd attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. Dr. Boyd is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Boyd has received the following distinctions: "Top Doctor" in Colon and Rectal Surgery and Philadelphia magazine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. 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)

Dr. Joseph M 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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Ardito's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Ardito attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Shirley Shiiuh-Leei Shih, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1088 W Baltimore Pike; Suite 2101
Media, PA
 

Dr. Shirley Shih's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shih's areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures. She is affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Shih is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Shih attended medical school at Albany Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 201
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Michael Mikhail's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended medical school at the University of Baghdad. Dr. Mikhail's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and ovarian cancer. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mikhail has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Oncology, Main Line Today. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Leukemia, Chemotherapy, Hormone Therapy, Lung ... (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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