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Dr. Shaun Allen Steigman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
525 E 68th Street, Box 209; Division of Pediatric Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shaun Steigman is a physician who specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery. Dr. Steigman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Steigman include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Rising Stars; Isaac O. Mehrez Award for Surgical Excellence, Mt. Auburn Hospital; and Poster of Distinction, Massachussetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 54th Annual Meeting. Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steigman is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Demetri J Merianos, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
263 7th Avenue; Suite 4e
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos is a surgical oncologist, pediatric thoracic surgeon, and pediatric head and neck surgeon in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Merianos's training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Merianos include gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. On average, patients gave Dr. Merianos a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship. In addition to English, Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony A Starpoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
29 Washington Square West
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Starpoli is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Starpoli's areas of expertise include esophageal manometry, esophageal pH monitoring, and gallbladder problems. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Starpoli has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Starpoli is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and NYU Langone. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Esophageal Manometry, Esophageal pH ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine L Frissora-Rodeo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
525 E 68th Street; # J-314
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christine Frissora-Rodeo is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Frissora-Rodeo's areas of expertise include diarrhea, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Frissora-Rodeo graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Myron Dov Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
110 E 59th Street; Suite 10-d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Myron Goldberg's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and NYU Langone. Dr. Goldberg is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Goldberg completed residency programs at Lenox Hill Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Endoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Stephen Crespin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
155 East 47th Street; Suite 1a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Crespin is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Crespin's areas of expertise include primary care, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Crespin average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Crespin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and NYU Langone. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Primary Care, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Karl Thadeus Bednarek, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Union Square East, Phillips Ambulatory Center; Suite 2g
New York, NY
 

Dr. Karl Bednarek's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Bednarek has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bednarek honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Hospital and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Ulcers, Barrett's Esophagus, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Colon Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. James David Lax, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
160 East 72nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Lax is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and stomach problems. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Lax attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the Metro Area from and New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Stomach Problems, Constipation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Lebedova Lucak, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
903 Park Avenue; 1st Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Susan Lucak's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Lucak speaks Czech. These areas are among her clinical interests: second opinions, colon polyps, and heartburn. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lucak honors. Her distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Listed as one of the New York Super Doctors in the New York Times Magazine; and Castle Conolly Top Doctor in NY Metro Area.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Colitis, Hiatal Hernia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul A Thodiyil, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
300 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Paul Thodiyil sees patients in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include achalasia, inguinal hernia repair, and diaphragmatic hernia. He is in-network for Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Ibadan College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Thodiyil completed his residency training at Hammersmith Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital. He has received distinctions including Most Outstanding Resident of the Year New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn; NY 2007 Innovator Award Cleveland Clinic Innovations; and Outstanding Service Award Department of Surgery, LAC+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Thodiyil (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Thodiyil is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Thodiyil is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Small ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5 Chatham Square; New York Methodist Hosp Department of Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charlene Chao specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Chao's clinical interests: gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. Dr. Chao is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Elaine B Barfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elaine Barfield works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Barfield is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Barfield attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Invited Participant NASPGHAN Nutrition University (Chicago, IL); Invited Participant, 7th Annual Pediatric IBD Academic Workshop (Las Vegas, NV); and Academic Pediatric Association New Century Scholar (Vancouver).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberley Ann Chien, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kimberley Chien specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Chien's areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for her residency. She has received the following distinctions: Invited Participant Cornerstones IBD Excel Program and Invited Participant, NASPGHAN Nutrition University. Dr. Chien is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Nutrition Issues, Food Allergy, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas M Ciecierega, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Ciecierega's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Poznan University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Ciecierega trained at Goryeb Children's Hospital. Dr. Ciecierega's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal motility disorders, and celiac disease. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Graduated Magna Cum Laude Certificate of Excellence for Highest GPA in Biology. Dr. Ciecierega is conversant in Polish. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Botox ... (Read more)

Dr. David Wenhan Wan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1305 York Avenue; Floor 4
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Wan works as an adult gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wan include gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatitis, and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sigma Xi; Glorney-Raisbeck Grant; and AASLD Travel Grant.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver Cancer, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 West 51st Street; Suite 360
New York, NY
 

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl practices adult gastroenterology in New York, NY. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Lebwohl's areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lebwohl accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Ewig Clinical Scholar, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 2010-2011; and Best Doctors in America annual listings. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Lebwohl is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Intestinal ... (Read more)

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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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