We found 11 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems near Long Branch, NJ.

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Dr. Jonathan Evan Teitelbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
279 Third Avenue; Suite 101
Long Branch, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Teitelbaum sees patients in Long Branch, NJ and Toms River, NJ. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Teitelbaum's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Teitelbaum attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Acid Reflux, Constipation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Abdominal Pain

Dr. Tina Susanne Rakitt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
279 Third Avenue; Suite 101
Long Branch, NJ
 

Dr. Tina Rakitt is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Rakitt is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Rakitt attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Joseph Borao, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Bariatrics
300 Third Avenue
Long Branch, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Borao is a general surgery, colon & rectal surgery, and bariatrics (obesity treatment) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Borao include minimally invasive surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Borao is an in-network provider for Medicare and Railroad Medicare insurance. Dr. Borao attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Monmouth Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus and Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Hiatal Hernia, Esophagus Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven J Binenbaum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatrics
300 Third Avenue
Long Branch, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Binenbaum is a general surgeon and bariatrician. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Binenbaum include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Binenbaum honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Binenbaum graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus and Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Hiatal Hernia, Esophagus Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Cheuk-Hang Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
100 State Highway 36
West Long Branch, NJ
 

Dr. Patrick Lee is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Community Hospital, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Lee is conversant in Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

All Interests: Liver Disease, Lung Problems, Pancreas Problems, Colorectal Problems, Lymphoma

Dr. Seth D Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
100 Route 36; Suite 1b
West Long Branch, NJ
 

Dr. Seth Cohen is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in West Long Branch, NJ and Lakewood, NJ. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Community Hospital, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Endometrial Cancer, Ovarian Disease, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gurdeep Singh Matharoo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatrics
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ
 

Dr. Gurdeep Matharoo practices general surgery and bariatrics (obesity treatment). Dr. Matharoo attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Matharoo include minimally invasive surgery. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matharoo accepts. Dr. Matharoo is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Community Hospital, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosemary P Fiore, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
100 Route 36; Suite 1b
West Long Branch, NJ
 

Dr. Rosemary Fiore is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Her areas of expertise include lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Fiore is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Fiore attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

David R Kutschman, BS
Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
494 Sycamore Avenue
Shrewsbury, NJ
 

Dr. David Kutschman's specialties are acupuncture and chiropractic. Dr. David Kutschman practices in Shrewsbury, NJ. Dr. Kutschman's clinical interests include applied kinesiology, hepatitis, and infertility. Dr. Kutschman accepts the following insurance: Medicaid, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Applied Kinesiology, Hepatitis, Infertility, Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, Sports ... (Read more)

Shoshanna Katzman, MS
Specializes in Acupuncture
830 Broad Street; Suite 1
Shrewsbury, NJ
 

Ms. Shoshanna Katzman's specialty is acupuncture. Ms. Katzman's clinical interests include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Joseph Richard Scapicio
Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
91 East Front Street
Redbank, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Scapicio's specialties are acupuncture and chiropractic. He practices in Red Bank, NJ and Toms River, NJ. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Scapicio's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Primary Care, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (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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