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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Wajahat Mehal is an adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mehal include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. Dr. Mehal is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Oxford University Medical School, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Mehal is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease

Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
4641 Main Street; Suite 1
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Alan Nelson is a Bridgeport, CT physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Nelson attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
5520 Park Avenue
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Anthony Porto works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric emergency medicine specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Porto completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Cholesterol Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Abdominal Pain

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
5520 Park Avenue; Suite Mg-600
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Dinesh Pashankar's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine); he sees patients in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. Before completing his residency at Sassoon General Hospital, Dr. Pashankar attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Pune. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pashankar (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pashankar's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, encopresis, constipation, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Crohn's Disease, Encopresis, Constipation, Acid Reflux

Specializes in Gastroenterology
4641 Main Street; Suite 1
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Nicholas Lillo is a physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Lillo is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, MultiPlan, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Lillo is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Colonoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4675 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Edward Lane is a Bridgeport, CT physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lane is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Tinnitus, Tumor, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Allergies, Nose ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2000 Post Road; Suite 101
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Duffy's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Duffy honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, achalasia, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis

All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
5520 Park Avenue; 1st Floor
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Vikram Reddy's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer, constipation

All Interests: Primary Care, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Robert Folman specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Trumboll, CT, Trumbull, CT, and Fairfield, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Folman takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Folman attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, stomach cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Colorectal Problems, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5520 Park Avenue
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Harold Tara works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Norwalk Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Tara's professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Platelet Disorders, Bone Problems, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Obstetrics, Urogynecology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bercik's specialties are obstetrics and urogynecology. He practices in New Haven, CT and Bridgeport, CT. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Bercik completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Cystocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Sajid Khan is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Khan attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Khan welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Liver Tumor, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
5520 Park Avenue
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Jorge Reguero Hernandez works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reguero Hernandez honors. For his professional training, Dr. Reguero Hernandez completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, anal fistula, inflammatory bowel disease, anal fissures, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Anal Fissures, Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoids, Anal Fistula, Colorectal Cancer, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
5520 Park Avenue; Suite Mg-600
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. David Stitelman's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Stitelman is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Endocrine Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Liming Hao is a Bridgeport, CT physician who specializes in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hao include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Hao is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Hao attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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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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