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Dr. Scott Brian Snapper MD PHD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Scott Snapper is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Boston, MA. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Snapper trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Snapper include immunodeficiency, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Snapper honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Summa Cum Laude Howard Huges Physician Postdoctoral Award; Medical Scientist Training Program; and NIH American Society of Clinical Investigation. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Paul Andrew Rufo M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 3.62 stars (2 ratings)
300 Longwood Avenue; Hunnewell 103.3
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Paul Rufo specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rufo include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He takes Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Rufo attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His distinctions include: John Harvard Scholar, Harvard College; NIH-MENTORED PATIENT ORIENTED RESEARCH Award; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Rufo offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Norwood Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He has an open panel.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
55 Fruit Street; Blake Building
Boston, MA
 

Dr. William Brugge is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Brugge has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and stomach cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Brugge graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American Society of GI Endoscopy; Fellow, American Gastroenterology Association; and Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, Stomach Cancer

Dr. Christopher James Moran MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
32 Fruit Street; Yawkey 6b-6800
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Moran is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Moran include inflammatory bowel disease. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Moran is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moran welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Moran trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Moran include: MGHfC Fellow; Teaching Award; and MGHfC Pediatric GI Excellence.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Alejandro F. Flores Sandoval MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Alejandro Flores-Sandoval is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and North Dartmouth, MA. His clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease and motility disorders. He honors Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Flores-Sandoval studied medicine at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Flores-Sandoval trained at Children's Hospital Boston. He has received the following distinctions: "Because You Care Bear Award," Western New York Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction Foundation; Sidney Farber House Staff Award; and Department Of. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Flores-Sandoval is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Motility Disorders

Dr. Elizabeth Hechavarria Yen M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue; Hunnewell, Ground Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Yen's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Yen's areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease and eosinophilic esophagitis (eoE). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Seattle Children's Hospital, Dr. Yen attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Dr. Stacy A. Kahn M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 2 stars (1 rating)
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stacy Kahn is a pediatric gastroenterologist. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Kahn include inflammatory bowel disease. She is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Humana, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kahn has received distinctions including Fellow, Albert Schweitzer Fellowship; Best Basic Science Faculty Abstract, University of Chicago Pediatrics; and Selectee, AGA Academic Skills Workshop. She speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Andrew G. Plaut MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.87 stars (4 ratings)
800 Washington Street; Box 6, Proger Building, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Andrew Plaut's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Plaut include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Plaut is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Plaut has received include Member, amer Assoc Of Physicians; Member, amer Society Clinical Investigation; and Professor Of Medicine, tufts Univ School Of Med. In addition to English, Dr. Plaut (or staff) speaks German. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Christopher P. Duggan MPH, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Duggan is a medical specialist in nutrition and pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in malnutrition and short bowel syndrome. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Duggan accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Duggan has received the distinction of Harvard Medical School Student Teaching Award, Children's Hospital, Boston. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Malnutrition, Short Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Laurie E. Fishman MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 3.6 stars (5 ratings)
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Laurie Fishman works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Boston, MA and Peabody, MA. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Fishman has indicated that her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, medical education, and motility disorders. She is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Fishman offers interpreting services for her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Medical Education, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Motility Disorders

John Robinson Saltzman MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
150 South Huntington Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. John Saltzman works as a gastroenterologist in Boston, MA and Jamaica Plain, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saltzman include gastrointestinal bleeding, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Saltzman takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Saltzman offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Faulkner Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Interventional Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Athos Bousvaros MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 4.25 stars (5 ratings)
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Athos Bousvaros works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Boston, MA and Lexington, MA. Dr. Bousvaros's clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Bousvaros average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Bousvaros performed his residency at Duke University Hospital. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Sigma XI Certified by American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Gastroenterology. Director; and Pediatric Affairs Committee Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. In addition to English, Dr. Bousvaros (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Greek. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Munir N. Mobassaleh MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Munir Mobassaleh is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Boston, MA, Worcester, MA, and Waltham, MA. His clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Mobassaleh is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Mobassaleh has received professional recognition including the following: First Independent Research Support and Transition. In addition to English, Dr. Mobassaleh (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital (Winchester, MA), Boston Children's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mobassaleh's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Richard J. Grand MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Richard Grand is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Boston, MA. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Grand include cystic fibrosis (CF) and inflammatory bowel disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Grand's medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital Boston. He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Honorand, Richard J. Grand, Chair in Gastroenterology, Boston Children's Hospital; and Honary Alumni Member, Alpha Omega Alpha New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Grand is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Richter is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and cancer. Dr. Richter is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Richter completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richter accepts. His distinctions include: SGIM Quality and Safety; Fellow, American College Of Physicians; and Fellow, American College Of Gastroenterology. Dr. Richter welcomes new 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. Brian C. Jacobson MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
830 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Brian Jacobson is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacobson include esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacobson has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha; Soma Weiss Award For Excellence In Teaching; and ASGE Endoscopic Research Award. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (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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