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Dr. Eric H Shen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place; Meb 478
New Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Shen sees patients in New Brunswick, NJ and Plainsboro, NJ. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Shen attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Shen's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, interventional endoscopy, and colon cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Interventional Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arvind K Doshi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5 Stanworth Road
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Arvind Doshi specializes in general internal medicine and practices in South Plainfield, NJ and Kendall Park, NJ. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Clinical interests for Dr. Doshi include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Doshi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Doshi's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Peter's Health System, JFK Hospital, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Primary Care, Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas A Bertha, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
562 Easton Avenue
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Nicholas Bertha is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In Dr. Bertha's practice, he is particularly interested in obesity, gallstones, and laparoscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Morristown Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Bertha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Bertha's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Peter's Health System and Morristown Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Abdominal Hernia, Obesity

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
81 Veronica Avenue
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Sarbjit Sandhu is an adult infectious disease specialist in Hillsborough, NJ and Somerset, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sandhu include dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and headache. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Peter's Health System and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Sandhu accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, QualCare, and more. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Monmouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Hepatitis, Headache, Immunization, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Neck Pain, Ulcerative Colitis, Wounds, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel James Greene, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
3674 Route 27; Princeton Radiology Associats, P.a., Department B
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Samuel Greene specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Greene's areas of expertise include the following: liver cancer, trigeminal neuralgia, and uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Greene performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Disease, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Kidney Problems, Liver Cancer

Dr. Edith Sonnenberg, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
81 Veronica Avenue; Suite 203
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Edith Sonnenberg is a general internist and adult infectious disease specialist. Her clinical interests include dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and headache. She is professionally affiliated with St. Peter's Health System, St. Francis Hospital, and Capital Health. Dr. Sonnenberg takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Sonnenberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Dutch.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Hepatitis, Headache, Immunization, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Neck Pain, Ulcerative Colitis, Wounds, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatrics
1300 How Lane
North Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Himanshu Patel graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College. Dr. Patel trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and child abuse. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. His professional affiliations include St. Peter's Health System and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Child Abuse, Substance Abuse, Primary Care, Developmental Disorders, Immunization, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1323 State Route 27; Suite C
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Priti Mehta's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Primary Care, Immunization, ... (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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