We found 11 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept GHI CBP near East Setauket, NY.

Dr Roberto CM Bergamaschi MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 3.6 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Roberto Bergamaschi is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Bergamaschi honors Aetna Valley Preferred, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease

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

Paula Irina Denoya MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Paula Denoya is a colon and rectal surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Denoya's clinical interests: gastrointestinal hemorrhage, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook Medicine University Physicians. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: New York Rising Stars and New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease

All Interests: Perianal Abscess, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, An ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Morganstern works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Stony Brook, NY, Commack, NY, and Smithtown, NY. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Morganstern attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and nutrition issues. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recipient of United University Professionals Individual Development Award multiple years and Physician member, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation and NASPGHAN.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease

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

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

Dr. Vincent Yang is an adult gastroenterologist in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Yang include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He takes Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, Vytra, and more. Dr. Yang's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease

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

Grace N Gathungu MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Grace Gathungu specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in East Setauket, NY and Patchogue, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gathungu include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Gathungu performed her residency at Long Island College Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease

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

Dr Ramona Rajapakse MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Ramona Rajapakse practices adult gastroenterology. She attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Rajapakse's residency was performed at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajapakse include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Patient ratings for Dr. Rajapakse average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajapakse is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease

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

Dr Edward Sun MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3 Technology Drive; Stony Brook Internists, Ufpc
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Edward Sun is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Sun's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include hepatitis, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sun honors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease

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

Dr Anupama Chawla MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Anupama Chawla is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chawla include women's sports medicine, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Chawla a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Chawla graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Women's Sports Medicine, Failure to T ... (Read more)

Dr George C Angelos MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 4.6 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY

Dr. George Angelos' specialty is colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Angelos's clinical interests include gastrointestinal hemorrhage, crohn's disease, and hernia surgery. He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from State University of New York (SUNY) and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Her ... (Read more)

Dr Mark A Talamini MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
Average rating 4.35 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Mark Talamini works as a cancer surgeon in Smithtown, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. His clinical interests include achalasia, crohn's disease, and general surgery. Dr. Talamini has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Dr. Talamini attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease

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

Ms Helen Hsieh MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Helen Hsieh is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and achalasia. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Hsieh attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Achalasia, Thyroid Surgery, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Wounds, C ... (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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