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Dr. Michel Kahaleh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1305 York Avenue; Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Charlottesville, NY
 

Dr. Michel Kahaleh is an adult gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY and Charlottesville, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: stomach tumor, stent placement (stenting), and cryotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Kahaleh takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. After attending Free University of Brussels for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; Intern of the Year, University of Illinois; and Resident Teacher of the Year, University of Illinois. Dr. Kahaleh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, stomach problems, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Bile Duct Stones, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Franklin Steinlauf, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue Mezzanine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Adam Steinlauf specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. On average, patients gave Dr. Steinlauf a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Steinlauf's areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Steinlauf is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steinlauf honors Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Steinlauf is accepting new patients. Dr. Steinlauf's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Steinlauf has received include New York Super Doctors and America's Top Physicians, by Consumers' Research Council of America.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Christine Frissora-Rodeo, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Frissora-Rodeo include diarrhea, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Frissora-Rodeo takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

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

Dr. Arun Benjamin Jesudian, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arun Jesudian's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). In Dr. Jesudian's practice, he is particularly interested in hepatitis, liver cancer, and cirrhosis. He is affiliated with MedStar Health and Weill Cornell Medicine. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Jesudian attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Jesudian average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
380 2nd Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elliot Arons' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Arons studied medicine at New York Medical College. His training includes residency programs at The Miriam Hospital and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Arons include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and alcohol abuse. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Arons is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and Carnegie Mellon University Protein Filament Prize. Dr. Arons's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Karl Bednarek is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and barrett's esophagus. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Hospital and NYU Langone. Dr. Bednarek attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bednarek takes. Dr. Bednarek has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Ulcers, Barrett's Esophagus, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Acid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Neera Gupta's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include growth problems, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. She honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta's medical residency was performed at Floating Hospital for Children. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Growth Problems, Inflammatory Bowel ... (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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Barfield trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Barfield include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Barfield takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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). She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, vomiting, ulcerative colitis, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative ... (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 medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Ciecierega speaks Polish. These areas are among his clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal motility disorders, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Ciecierega graduated from Poznan University of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Ciecierega completed a residency program at Goryeb Children's Hospital. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ciecierega accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Graduated Magna Cum Laude Certificate of Excellence for Highest GPA in Biology.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), esophageal motility disorders, celiac disease, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, rectal problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Botox ... (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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Chien attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Chien has received professional recognition including the following: Invited Participant Cornerstones IBD Excel Program and Invited Participant, NASPGHAN Nutrition University. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, vomiting, intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

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

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

Dr. David Wan specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Wan include gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatitis, and colonoscopy. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wan graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sigma Xi; Glorney-Raisbeck Grant; and AASLD Travel Grant. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhea, heartburn, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver cancer, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

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

Dr. Vinita Elizabeth Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue Mezzanine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vinita Jacob specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacob's areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Jacob attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Dr. Jacob has received the following distinctions: Jacob V and Scherl E, Bosworth B, Stevens L, Brown R, DeFilippis E, Warren R, Harbus M. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Reem Z Sharaiha, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1305 York Avenue; Fourth Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Reem Sharaiha is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharaiha include gastrointestinal bleeding, pancreatic cyst, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Sharaiha is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She attended St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Kingston General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. On average, patients gave Dr. Sharaiha a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharaiha honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: Overall Academic Achievement Award, University of Londong; Graduated with distinction from Unviersity of London; and Housestaff Teaching Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, small intestine disorders, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Bile Duct Problems, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren Goldstein Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
240 East 38th Street; 23rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lauren Khanna's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Khanna completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Her areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), barrett's esophagus, and pancreatic cyst. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khanna is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , colon polyps, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Stent Placement, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Barrett's Esophagus, ERCP, Colon Polyps, Pancreatic Cyst, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ellen J Scherl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue Mezzanine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ellen Scherl's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Scherl is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, she performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Scherl average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Scherl has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aliza B Solomon, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aliza Solomon is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include polyps, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Solomon honors. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Solomon include: Appointed Member, Board of Health, Englewood, NJ; Poster of Distinction, NASPGHAN Annual Meeting; and NIH Fellow. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Metabolism, Nutrition Issues, Esophagitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, ... (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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