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Dr. Jigneshkumar Babubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1818 Short Branch Drive; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel practices adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: indigestion, ulcers, and celiac disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Dr. Joseph F Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti works as a gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL, Hudson, FL, and Trinity, FL. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Staffetti's areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, and barrett's esophagus. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Staffetti (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Italian. Dr. Staffetti is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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Dr. Dilip V Ghanekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghanekar include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes residency programs at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Ghanekar is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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Dr. Sreenivasa Prasad Vangara, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5515 Gulf Drive; Suite B
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Sreenivas Vangara is a gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Vangara a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, capsule endoscopy, and colonoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Vangara attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Vangara (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Chen-Sien Hu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3633 Little Road; Suite 104
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Chen-Sien Hu works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Hu is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hu include heart problems, crohn's disease, and angioplasty. Dr. Hu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Taipei Medical University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas for residency. Dr. Hu is conversant in Chinese.

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Dr. Dwayne Felix Ledesma, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
8141 Bellarus Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Dwayne Ledesma's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: carotid artery stenting, crohn's disease, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Ledesma accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ledesma trained at Baylor University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Dr. Jared Conte Frattini, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2439 Country Place Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jared Frattini's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frattini include crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and pilonidal cyst. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Frattini attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Medical Center of Trinity.

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What is Crohn's Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune illness that results in chronic inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a similar group of conditions called inflammatory bowel disease. The most common symptoms of Crohn’s are abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Crohn’s can be difficult to distinguish from another type of inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis. The symptoms are almost identical, but the way they affect the digestive tract is different. While technically Crohn’s can be present anywhere in the digestive tract, it is most commonly found in the small intestine. In contrast, ulcerative colitis is only found in the colon. Crohn’s disease affects the entire wall of the intestine, while ulcerative colitis affects only the lining. Finally, the inflammation caused by Crohn’s is patchy, but the inflammation due to ulcerative colitis is continuous.

Symptoms of Crohn’s include:
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Diarrhea, sometimes alternating with constipation
  • Rectal bleeding
  • A sense of urgency about going to the bathroom
  • Feeling like you keep needing use the bathroom, even after you have already done so
  • General symptoms of illness, such as fever, weight loss, and fatigue

The symptoms of Crohn’s tend to cycle. They may be very strong for periods of time, called ‘flares,’ and they may go away for periods of time, known as remission.

There are several treatment options for Crohn’s, and what works for one person may not work for another. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but treatments can help make symptoms less severe and more manageable. Options include:
  • Medications, including immunosuppressants, biologics, antibiotics, and aminosalicylates
  • Special diets, both bland to avoid triggering flares and high in nutrition to prevent deficiencies
  • Surgery to remove sections of severely diseased intestine, which can reduce symptoms for a period of time

Living with Crohn’s disease can be challenging. However, with the right treatment, it is possible to manage your symptoms so that they don’t interfere with your active life.
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