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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY

Dr. Christopher Dimaio is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dimaio include esophageal cancer, chronic pancreatitis, and colon polyps. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Dimaio is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, colon polyps, pancreatic cancer, esophageal stricture (narrowing), colorectal cancer

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallstones, Biliary Disorders, Upper Endoscopy, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip O Katz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Philip Katz is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Katz's education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal motility disorders, swallowing problems (dysphagia), and acid reflux (GERD). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Katz has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal motility disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Swallowing Problems

Dr. Daniel H Hunt, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
156 William Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Daniel Hunt works as a colon and rectal surgeon in New York, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hunt's areas of expertise include computer assisted surgery (CAS), rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He accepts Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Hunt's distinctions include: Physician of the Year, New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital; Resident Poster Presentation, New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery; and Resident Teaching Award, SUNY Downstate. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, anal cancer, anal fistula, anal fissures, colorectal cancer, fecal incontinence, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, hemorrhoids, bowel obstruction, rectal problems, intestinal (bowel) problems, rectal prolapse

All Interests: Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Ileostomy, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Milan Ramesh Amin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY

Dr. Milan Amin's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Amin include polyps, hoarseness, and larynx cancer. Dr. Amin accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Amin's professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hoarseness, Larynx Cancer, Polyps, Laser Surgery, Swallowing Problems, Voice Disorders, Acid Reflux

Specializes in Surgical Oncology
156 William Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Benjamin Golas' area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Golas's areas of expertise include gallbladder cancer, gastrectomy, and soft tissue sarcoma. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Golas completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Golas is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Golas welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Radiofrequency Ablation, Esophagectomy, Soft ... (Read more)

Dr. Ole Vielemeyer, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1305 York Avenue; 4th Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Ole Vielemeyer practices adult infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vielemeyer include diarrhea, bacterial infection, and parasitic infection. Dr. Vielemeyer is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Leipzig Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Vielemeyer has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, constipation

All Interests: Immunization, Wound Infection, Parasitic Infection, Bacterial Infection, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernesto Graciano Santos Martin, MD
Specializes in Other, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Ernesto Santos specializes in vascular & interventional radiology. His clinical interests include soft tissue sarcoma, liver cancer, and bone cancer. Dr. Santos takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Vascular Malformations, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Bone ... (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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