We found 13 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept GHI CBP near East Setauket, NY.

Dr. Roberto C.M. Bergamaschi, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Hsc T19-020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Roberto Bergamaschi is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Bergamaschi is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Aetna Valley Preferred, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paula Irina Denoya, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Hsc T19 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Paula Denoya is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Denoya include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fistula. She is affiliated with Stony Brook Medicine University Physicians. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Denoya attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars and New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Ostomy, Perianal Abscess, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent W Yang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Technology Drive; Stony Brook Technology Park
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Vincent Yang works as a gastroenterologist in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Yang trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yang include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Yang honors Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Cancer, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Grace N K Gathungu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Grace Gathungu's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. She has a special interest in celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island College Hospital's residency program. Dr. Gathungu is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Ramona O Rajapakse, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Technology Drive Suite 700; Stony Brook Technology Park
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Ramona Rajapakse is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in East Setauket, NY. Dr. Rajapakse's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She has a special interest in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rajapakse studied medicine at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Her training includes residency programs at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey A Morganstern, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
4 Technology Drive; Stony Brook Technology Park
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Morganstern is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Islip Terrace, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Morganstern include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morganstern graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Allergies, Colitis, Women's Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Sun, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3 Technology Drive, Suite 700; Stony Brook Technology Park
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Edward Sun is a gastroenterologist in East Setauket, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sun include hepatitis, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Sun attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. William B Smithy, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Stony Brook Technology Park; 37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. William Smithy is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smithy include inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, and small intestine disorders. Dr. Smithy's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smithy honors. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program.

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Dr. Anupama Chawla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
University Hospital; L5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Anupama Chawla's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Chawla's clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Women's Sports Medicine, Failure to ... (Read more)

Dr. George C Angelos, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
18 Rm 046b; Hst Level
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. George Angelos works as a colon and rectal surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Angelos's clinical interests: crohn's disease, hernia surgery, and colonoscopy. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Dr. Angelos's education and training includes medical school at State University of New York (SUNY) and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill C Genua, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
37 Research Way; Department of Surgery
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jill Genua's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Genua include colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, and fecal incontinence. Dr. Genua is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. She studied medicine at Albany Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Genua completed a residency program at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Fecal Incontinence, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark A Talamini, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
Hst 19 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Mark Talamini is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include achalasia, crohn's disease, and hernia surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Talamini attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Talamini a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Dr. Talamini has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Appendicitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Fundoplication, ... (Read more)

Dr. Helen Hsieh, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
Hsc T19 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Helen Hsieh is a specialist in pediatric surgery. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsieh include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and achalasia. Dr. Hsieh takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, ... (Read more)

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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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