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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street; Gastroenterology Associates Blk 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. William Brugge specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and stomach cancer. Dr. Brugge accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brugge trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Fellow, American Society of GI Endoscopy; Fellow, American Gastroenterology Association; and Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Bile Duct Cancer, Pancreatitis, Pancreas Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, Stomach ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street - Blake 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Brenna Casey is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Boston, MA. Dr. Casey graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. In her practice, Dr. Casey focuses on therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Fellow American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Casey is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Therapeutic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Richter is an adult gastroenterologist in Boston, MA. Dr. Richter's clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and cancer. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Richter welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions include: SGIM Quality and Safety; Fellow, American College Of Physicians; and Fellow, American College Of Gastroenterology. Dr. Richter offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Polyps, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. John James Garber III, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
165 Cambridge Street; 9th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. John Garber's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Garber has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center's residency program. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Garber's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Christopher James Moran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Moran is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Moran takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His distinctions include: MGHfC Fellow; Teaching Award; and MGHfC Pediatric GI Excellence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Moran is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Immunodeficiency, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 Cambridge Street; 5th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Mark Salvatore works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. In his practice, Dr. Salvatore focuses on celiac disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Floating Hospital for Children. Dr. Salvatore has received professional recognition including the following: Sackler School of Graduate BioMedical Sciences-Fellow Clinical Research. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street; Gastroenterology Associates Blk 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Norman Nishioka is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Boston, MA. His clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Nishioka is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Nishioka completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diagnostic Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Esophageal Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, Therapeutic Endoscopy

Dr. Kriston A Ganguli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 Cambridge Street; Crp 575
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kriston Ganguli, who practices in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ganguli include inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and failure to thrive. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Ganguli attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Mayo Medical School. Dr. Ganguli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Ganguli is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Failure to Thrive, Acid Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street; Blake 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Forcione, who practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of barrett's esophagus, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Forcione takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Forcione has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Cysts, Esophagus Problems, Ablation, Pancreatitis, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jess Levins Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 Cambridge Street; 5th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jess Kaplan is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Forestdale, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Kaplan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. He is especially interested in crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Kaplan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan accepts. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Specializes in Bariatric Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
50 Staniford Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lee Kaplan's specialties are bariatric medicine and adult gastroenterology. He practices in Boston, MA. He is especially interested in hepatitis. Dr. Kaplan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Kaplan trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include NIH Research Awards; Founding Director, Mass General Hosp Weight Center; and Krancer Research Scholar, Amer Gastroenter Assoc. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kaplan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Tumor, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Obesity, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
165 Cambridge Street; 9th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ashwin Ananthakrishnan's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ananthakrishnan's areas of expertise include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After attending Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition to English, Dr. Ananthakrishnan (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
50 Blossom Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Chung's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include colon cancer and colorectal cancer screening. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung accepts. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Chung attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Chung is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pancreas Problems, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
165 Cambridge Street; 9th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Vlaicu Botoman specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Botoman at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Botoman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Botoman include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Romanian.

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Relevant Interests: , anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophagus Problems, Swallowing Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
55 Fruit Street Blk 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Raymond Chung's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology; he sees patients in Boston, MA. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Chung's areas of expertise include liver cancer, hepatitis B, and liver transplant. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Association of American Physicians MGH Research Scholar; Housestaff Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital; and NIH Clinical Investigator Award. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chung is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Hepatitis B

Dr. Harland Steven Winter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 Cambridge Street, Suite 560; Yaw 6b
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Harland Winter is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Winter's areas of clinical interest consist of immunodeficiency, inflammatory bowel disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Winter graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Acid Reflux, 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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