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We found 34 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare near York, PA.

Dr. Rohit Jindal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2690 Southfield Drive
York, PA
 

Dr. Rohit Jindal is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Jindal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Jindal is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Jindal graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, celiac disease

All Interests: Colposcopy, Celiac Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease

Dr. Pin Wang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2690 Southfield Drive
York, PA
 

Dr. Pin Wang is an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of barrett's esophagus, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons. Dr. Wang graduated from Chongqing Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Wang completed a residency program at Palmetto Health. He is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Barrett's Esophagus, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Duane E Ahlbrandt, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2690 Southfield Drive
York, PA
 

Dr. Duane Ahlbrandt is an adult gastroenterology specialist in York, PA. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Ahlbrandt is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Ahlbrandt is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Guoxiang Shi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2690 Southfield Drive
York, PA
 

Dr. Guoxiang Shi's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colposcopy and gastrointestinal motility disorders. PPHN, Capital BlueCross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shi takes. He studied medicine at Tongji University Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Shi trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Shi speaks Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders

All Interests: Colposcopy, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

Dr. Ali Abbas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2690 Southfield Drive
York, PA
 

Dr. Ali Abbas is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Abbas's practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abbas honors. After attending NTR University of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Erie County Medical Center. He is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Abbas's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer

Dr. David Joel Hackam, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Other
300 Pine Grove Commons; Suite 300
York, PA
 

Dr. David Hackam is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Hackam attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He completed his residency training at Toronto General Hospital. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: First Prize - Basic Science Poster, Institute of Medical Science Scientific Day; Award of Academic Excellence, University of Western Ontario; and Exceptional Patient Satisfaction Award, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hackam's professional affiliations include Johns Hopkins Medicine and WellSpan York Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Surgical Procedures, Neonatal Surgery

Dr. Nikhileshwer Nath Agarwal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
1399 S. Queen Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Nikhileshwer Agarwal is a physician who specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery. Dr. Agarwal is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and varicose veins. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross. Dr. Agarwal's education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and residency at Maimonides Medical Center and St. Vincent's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Wounds, Varicose Veins, Intestinal Problems, Intensive Care, Venous Disease, Abdominal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel Simon Laucks II, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1601 S. Queen Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Laucks' medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, minor surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Laucks is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at York Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Cancer Screening, Appendectomy, Fecal Incontinence, Bowel Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven M Pandelidis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
25 Monument Road; Suite 220
York, PA
 

Dr. Steven Pandelidis practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery in York, PA. Dr. Pandelidis (or staff) is conversant in Greek and French. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. Dr. Pandelidis is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at York Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pandelidis's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul G Sipe, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1601 S. Queen Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Paul Sipe is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in York, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sipe include colposcopy, minor surgery, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at York Hospital. Dr. Sipe honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Cancer Screening, Appendectomy, Fecal Incontinence, Bowel Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Annie Thomas Kannarkatt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
25 Monument Rd.-suite 294
York, PA
 

Dr. Annie Kannarkatt works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. She speaks Malayalam. Clinical interests for Dr. Kannarkatt include leukemia, lung cancer, and second opinions. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan York Hospital. She attended Government Medical College, Kottayam and then went on to complete her residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. She takes several insurance carriers, including Capital BlueCross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kannarkatt's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Second Opinions, Biopsy, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Colon Cancer, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Edward Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
25 Monument Road; Suite 220
York, PA
 

Dr. Dennis Johnson is a specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. He works in York, PA. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Johnson at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shawn Michael Terry, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
1601 S. Queen Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Shawn Terry, who practices in York, PA and Scranton, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His clinical interests include minor surgery, intensive care, and colon cancer. Dr. Terry is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Terry's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Appendectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minor Surgery, Intensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Liam Eamonn Boyle, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
25 Monument Rd.-suite 294
York, PA
 

Dr. L. Boyle practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in York, PA. His areas of expertise include leukemia, lung cancer, and second opinions. He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Boyle obtained his medical school training at National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine, the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health, and the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science and performed his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He accepts Capital BlueCross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Second Opinions, Biopsy, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Colon Cancer, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall William Rowand, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1010 Blymire Road
Dallastown, PA
 

Dr. Randall Rowand works as a family medicine physician. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for residency. His areas of expertise consist of holter monitoring, colon cancer, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). Dr. Rowand accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Capital BlueCross, and more. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring, Bone Problems, Colon Cancer, Joint Aspiration, Injections

Dr. Amir Tabatabai, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
25 Monument Rd.-suite 294
York, PA
 

Dr. Amir Tabatabai works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Tabatabai's areas of expertise include the following: leukemia, lung cancer, and second opinions. He accepts Capital BlueCross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Tabatabai's medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan York Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Second Opinions, Biopsy, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Colon Cancer, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, 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.