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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Mark Salvatore is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include celiac disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Salvatore graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Salvatore's medical residency was performed at Floating Hospital for Children. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sackler School of Graduate BioMedical Sciences-Fellow Clinical Research. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Ashwin Ananthakrishnan practices adult gastroenterology. He attended Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. These areas are among his clinical interests: crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Ananthakrishnan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Ananthakrishnan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Esperance Schaefer's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Schaefer include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and viral hepatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schaefer honors. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Abnormal Liver Function Tests, Gastrointestinal Problems, Viral Hepatitis, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street; Suite 300
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Hamed Khalili specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khalili include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khalili honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Khalili attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Khalili has received professional recognition including the following: UCB Inflammatory Bowel Disease Award and ACG international Grant. He speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Bedford VA Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Pratt is an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist. Dr. Pratt's clinical interests include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Pratt attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pratt honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Liver Tumor, Cirrhosis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Bile Duct Cancer, Abnormal Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Jay Aaronson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
77 Herrick Street
Bevery, MA
 

Dr. Michael Aaronson is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Boston Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aaronson include gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and capsule endoscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Aaronson is 4.0 stars out of 5. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aaronson takes. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Columbia University and Castle Connolly Top Doctors. He is conversant in Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Atrius Health. Dr. Aaronson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophageal Spasm, Capsule Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street; Suite 300
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Francis Colizzo practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Colizzo is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Colizzo is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Colizzo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Fellow, American College of Physicians. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Cysts, Radiofrequency Ablation, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Kyle Staller is a gastroenterologist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, chronic constipation, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Staller performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Staller's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, achalasia, chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald W Ste. Marie Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Cummings Center; Suite 107c
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. Ronald Ste.Marie is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ste.Marie include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ste.Marie welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy M Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Cummings Center; Suite 107c
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. Timothy Smith's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Smith attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and more. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Martin Hahn, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Cummings Center; Suite 107c
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. Martin Hahn practices adult gastroenterology in Beverly, MA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hahn's clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital. He accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hahn studied medicine at the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hahn's residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks German.

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

All Interests: Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Jaime Rivera is a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and surgical oncologist in Danvers, MA, Salem, MA, and Peabody, MA. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rivera is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Peabody, and NSMC Union Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Rattner is a general surgery specialist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Rattner has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Board Of Governors, American College Of Surgeons; and President Society American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (sages) 2004-5.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urogynecology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. May Wakamatsu is a medical specialist in urogynecology. Dr. Wakamatsu studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Wakamatsu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Clinical interests for Dr. Wakamatsu include rectocele (posterior prolapse), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wakamatsu takes. She has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), rectovaginal fistula

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Joel Schwartz specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schwartz include myeloma, breast cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Schwartz's professional affiliations include NSMC Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. Dr. Schwartz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Schwartz has received the following distinctions: Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine--North Shore Medical Center; The 100 Award from Mass General Hospital; and Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Myeloma, Gastrointestinal Problems, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

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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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