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 areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuenzler takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Kuenzler's professional affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone.

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

Dr. Howard Ginsburg specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ginsburg include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ginsburg honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ginsburg completed a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Ginsburg is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone.

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

Dr. Sandra Tomita's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: soft tissue sarcoma, lobectomy, and neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Tomita's professional affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jason Fisher's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Dr. Fisher's areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fisher has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Pyloric Stenosis, Fecal Incontinence, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Manish Parikh is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among Dr. Parikh's clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, fundoplication, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Parikh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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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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