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Dr Adam Franklin Steinlauf MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1315 York Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Adam Steinlauf specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients rated Dr. Steinlauf highly, giving Dr. Steinlauf an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Steinlauf's clinical interests: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Steinlauf's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steinlauf is in-network for Coresource, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Steinlauf is open to new patients. Dr. Steinlauf graduated from Yale School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Steinlauf's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Steinlauf has received professional recognition including the following: 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

Christine FrissoraRodeo MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.77 stars out of 5 (27 ratings)
525 E 68th Street; # J-314
New York, NY

Dr. Christine Frissora-Rodeo specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Frissora-Rodeo's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Frissora-Rodeo graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Diarrhea, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon Problems, Colon Polyps, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Constipation

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

Michel Kahaleh MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1305 York Avenue; 4th Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Michel Kahaleh is an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: stomach tumor, stent placement (stenting), and ERCP with sphincter of oddi manometry. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Free University of Brussels for medical school, Dr. Kahaleh completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kahaleh include: One of America's Top Doctors; Intern of the Year, University of Illinois; and Resident Teacher of the Year, University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Kahaleh (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Stomach Tumor, Achalasia, Stomach Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Achalasia, Endoscopic Surgery, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr Elaine Barfield MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 E 70th Street; Floor 3
New York, NY

Dr. Elaine Barfield, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Barfield include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barfield studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Barfield 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: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Vomiting, Ulcerative Colitis, Esophageal Stricture, Acid Reflux, Constipation

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

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

Dr. Neera Gupta's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. These areas are among Dr. Gupta's clinical interests: growth problems, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. 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, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Growth Problems, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr Thomas M Ciecierega MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Thomas Ciecierega's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ciecierega's areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal motility disorders, and celiac disease. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He attended Poznan University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Goryeb Children's Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Graduated Magna Cum Laude Certificate of Excellence for Highest GPA in Biology. Dr. Ciecierega speaks Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Gastrointestinal Problems, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Vomiting, Small Intestine Disorders, Short Bowel Syndrome, Rectal Problems, Esophageal Stricture, Acid Reflux, Constipation

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

Dr Kimberley Ann Chien MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 E 70th Street; Box 214
New York, NY

Dr. Kimberley Chien practices pediatric gastroenterology in New York, NY. Dr. Chien's areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She has received distinctions including 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, Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Vomiting, Intestinal Problems, Acid Reflux, Constipation

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

Dr David Wenhan Wan MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1305 York Avenue; 4th Floor
New York, NY

Dr. David Wan specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Wan is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Wan attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Wan has received include 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, Liver Cancer, Colon Polyps, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Constipation

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
380 2nd Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Elliot Arons, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Arons's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and alcohol abuse. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Arons's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at The Miriam Hospital and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Arons include: New York Super Doctors and Carnegie Mellon University Protein Filament Prize. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr Vinita Elizabeth Jacob MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.2 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
1315 York Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Vinita Jacob's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Jacob performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Jacob honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jacob include: Jacob V and Scherl E, Bosworth B, Stevens L, Brown R, DeFilippis E, Warren R, Harbus M.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux

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

Dr Reem Z Sharaiha MSC MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.06 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
1305 York Avenue; 4th Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Reem Sharaiha specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharaiha include gastrointestinal bleeding, therapeutic ERCP, and pancreatic cyst. Dr. Sharaiha has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. She obtained her medical school training at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Kingston General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. 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. Dr. Sharaiha is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Esophageal Stricture, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Gallstones, Diagnostic ERCP, Therapeutic ERCP, Pancreatitis, Obesity, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr Karl Thadeus Bednarek MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.3 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
934 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Karl Bednarek's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Bednarek is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Bednarek's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Diverticular Disease, Colon Polyps, Acid Reflux, Constipation

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

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

Dr. Lauren Khanna is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Khanna attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Clinical interests for Dr. Khanna include stent placement (stenting), barrett's esophagus, and pancreatic cyst. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is 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, Pa ... (Read more)

Ellen J Scherl MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.92 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
1315 York Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Ellen Scherl is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Scherl an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scherl takes. Before performing her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Scherl attended New York Medical College for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Scherl 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, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

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

Dr Aliza B Solomon DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
505 E 70th Street
New York, NY

Dr. Aliza Solomon is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Solomon attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College. Her areas of expertise include the following: polyps, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Solomon takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Solomon include: Appointed Member, Board of Health, Englewood, NJ; Poster of Distinction, NASPGHAN Annual Meeting; and NIH Fellow. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux, Constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Metabolism, Nutrition Issues, Esophagitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, A ... (Read more)

Dr James Sungsik Park MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
403 East 34th Street; 3rd Floor
New York, NY

Dr. James Park specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology and practices in Flushing, NY and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Park's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Cancer

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, ... (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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