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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Modena's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Modena's clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Modena completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital.

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All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Barash's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Barash's clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Barash honors Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. John Kravitz is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Kravitz attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Dr. Kravitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. David Salowe is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salowe include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Salowe attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Salowe a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. He has an open panel.

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What is Crohn's Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune illness that results in chronic inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a similar group of conditions called inflammatory bowel disease. The most common symptoms of Crohn’s are abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Crohn’s can be difficult to distinguish from another type of inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis. The symptoms are almost identical, but the way they affect the digestive tract is different. While technically Crohn’s can be present anywhere in the digestive tract, it is most commonly found in the small intestine. In contrast, ulcerative colitis is only found in the colon. Crohn’s disease affects the entire wall of the intestine, while ulcerative colitis affects only the lining. Finally, the inflammation caused by Crohn’s is patchy, but the inflammation due to ulcerative colitis is continuous.

Symptoms of Crohn’s include:
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Diarrhea, sometimes alternating with constipation
  • Rectal bleeding
  • A sense of urgency about going to the bathroom
  • Feeling like you keep needing use the bathroom, even after you have already done so
  • General symptoms of illness, such as fever, weight loss, and fatigue

The symptoms of Crohn’s tend to cycle. They may be very strong for periods of time, called ‘flares,’ and they may go away for periods of time, known as remission.

There are several treatment options for Crohn’s, and what works for one person may not work for another. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but treatments can help make symptoms less severe and more manageable. Options include:
  • Medications, including immunosuppressants, biologics, antibiotics, and aminosalicylates
  • Special diets, both bland to avoid triggering flares and high in nutrition to prevent deficiencies
  • Surgery to remove sections of severely diseased intestine, which can reduce symptoms for a period of time

Living with Crohn’s disease can be challenging. However, with the right treatment, it is possible to manage your symptoms so that they don’t interfere with your active life.
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