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Dr. John Patrick Lynch, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
415 Curie Boulevard; 600 Crb
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Lynch is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lynch's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopy

Dr. Gary Dean Dean Wu, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, South Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Wu is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Wu's areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. His professional affiliations include Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Wu takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Kashyap V Panganamamula, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
218 Wright Saunders Building; 51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kashyap Panganamamula is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Panganamamula (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and achalasia. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital and Nizam's Insitute of Medical Sciences, Dr. Panganamamula attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, achalasia, colon cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Enteroscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Immanuel King Hang Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Immanuel Ho's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ho's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, polypectomy (polyp removal), and interventional endoscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013-2016 and Recognized by Main Line Magazine 's Pennsylvania's Top Doctors 2009-2014. Dr. Ho is conversant in Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, gastrointestinal cancer, ulcerative colitis, pancreatic cancer, colitis

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Enteroscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Warren Falk, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Pcam, South Pavilion; Floor 4
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Falk's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Falk takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Falk has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2002-present and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, esophageal spasm, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophagitis, Esophageal Spasm, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Maarouf Ahmad Hoteit, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Maarouf Hoteit is an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoteit accepts. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Hoteit is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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: Ascites, Cirrhosis, Gallbladder Cancer, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Gerard Ginsberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Ginsberg is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ginsberg attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ginsberg include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Ginsberg's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ginsberg include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. Ginsberg is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Roth Lichtenstein, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Lichtenstein's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). These areas are among Dr. Lichtenstein's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Lichtenstein is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Lichtenstein has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. Lichtenstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and French. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Faten Nureddin Aberra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Faten Aberra practices adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Aberra honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Aberra attended Dartmouth Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Tigrinya. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, anal cancer, pancreatic cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lee Kochman, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
1 Convention Avenue; 9 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Kochman is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kochman include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Kochman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kochman honors. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kochman has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2002, 2007 - 2009, and 2011 - 2016.

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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, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Autumn Forde, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kimberly Forde's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Forde attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her professional training, Dr. Forde completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, anal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Tumor, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nuzhat Aziz Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nuzhat Ahmad sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Ahmad is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Ahmad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Anil Kumar Rustgi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, South Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anil Rustgi is a gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Rustgi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. James Charles Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
219 N Broad Street, The Arnold T. Berman, Md Building; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Reynolds is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Reynolds include achalasia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Reynolds has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, diverticular disease, achalasia, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon problems, colon polyps, constipation, colitis

All Interests: Achalasia, Colitis, Esophagitis, Abdominal Problems, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lawrence Jaffe, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, South Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Jaffe works as a gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Jaffe's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jaffe's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012; Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016.

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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, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Caroline Lesley Kerner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
230 West Washington Square; Farm Journal Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Caroline Kerner's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include crohn's disease. Dr. Kerner is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kerner is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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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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