We found 5 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Healthfirst near Hackensack, NJ.

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Dr. Keith Alan Kuenzler MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
30 Prospect Avenue; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Keith Kuenzler's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Kuenzler's areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Dr. Howard Ginsburg MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
average rating 4.66 stars (3 ratings)
30 Prospect Avenue; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Ginsburg is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. On average, patients gave Dr. Ginsburg a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ginsburg honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone.

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Dr. Jason C. Fisher MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
30 Prospect Avenue; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Jason Fisher's specialty is pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fisher include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Fisher's professional affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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Dr. Sandra Tomita MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
30 Prospect Avenue; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Sandra Tomita works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Tomita trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal surgery, anal fistula, and soft tissue sarcoma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Tomita's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone.

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Manish Sharad Parikh M.D
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
622 W 168th Street; Ph-12, Room 126
New York, NY
 

Dr. Manish Parikh sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, fundoplication, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Parikh honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Parikh trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Parikh is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone.

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What is Acid Reflux (GERD)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated GERD and sometimes called acid reflux, happens when food and acid inside the stomach leak back up into the bottom of the throat. This causes a burning sensation, heartburn, and a bad taste or smell in the mouth. GERD is different from occasional heartburn in that it happens regularly, at least twice a week over several weeks.

GERD happens because the muscle around the bottom of the throat weakens. This can be caused by a shift in the placement of the stomach, as happens with a hiatal hernia. Other risk factors include obesity, pregnancy, the use of certain medications, and smoking.

A person with GERD will notice the obvious signs of heartburn and an acid feeling in their throat several times a week. Other symptoms can include a persistent cough, nausea, asthma, or a sore throat that doesn’t go away. If GERD is left untreated, it can cause problems in the lining of the throat, including ulcers and even cancer.

There are simple lifestyle changes that can be made to combat acid reflux:
  • Lose weight, if needed.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Eat small meals and don’t lie down right after eating.
  • Stay away from acidic foods and foods known to cause reflux such as fried food and coffee.

If those lifestyle changes aren’t enough, there are medications that can help. Antacids, medications that decrease acid production in the stomach, medications to help the stomach empty faster, and antibiotics can all be useful. In extreme cases, surgery can be performed to tighten the bottom of the esophagus.
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