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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
40 Temple Street; Yale Digestive Diseases, Suite 1a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sofia Jakab's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Jakab graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Jakab is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy

Dr. Brett Emerson Fortune, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
333 Cedar Street; Lmp Room 1076
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Brett Fortune practices adult gastroenterology. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Fortune's clinical interests include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatitis C, and transplant procedures. He takes Aetna Medicare, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Temple Street; Suite 1a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. James Boyer specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New Haven, CT. Dr. Boyer is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at New York Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Liver Biopsy, Autoimmune Disorders

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Temple Street; Suite 4a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sidney Bogardus is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bogardus honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
325 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Karen Dufour's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Dufour completed a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Dufour is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Temple Street; 1a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Deborah Proctor's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Proctor's office for an appointment. She attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency.

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

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Enteroscopy, Weight ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2 Church Street South; Suite 504
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jackie Chuong's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chuong takes. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Chuong's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2 Church Street South; Suite 504
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Illick is a gastroenterologist in Branford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Westbrook, CT. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Illick trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Illick is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 York Street; Suite 2e
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Rosenthal, who practices in New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri and performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Rosenthal is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, Health Net, and more. Dr. Rosenthal welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Atrial Fibrillation, Bronchitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Temple Street; Suite 4a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Lisa Panzini's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Panzini attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Panzini speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Philip Ginsburg is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Ginsburg is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Ginsburg graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Temple Street; Suite 4a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Wayne Panullo works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Panullo is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Panullo is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
40 Temple Street; Suite 1a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Wajahat Mehal's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. His education and training includes medical school at Oxford University Medical School and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mehal include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mehal's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease

Specializes in Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
20 York Street; Smilow Cancer Hosp at Ynh 8th Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Tamar Taddei is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system) and adult transplant hepatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: liver tumor, liver cancer, and transplant procedures. Dr. Taddei is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Taddei is open to new patients. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Temple Street; Suite 4a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Lipcan is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lipcan is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Francis Chan's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Chan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel ... (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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