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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Greene Avenue; Suite 2f
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jahid Ahamed specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Ahamed is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His medical residency was performed at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Ahamed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Bengali, and Persian. Dr. Ahamed is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
235 East 22nd Street; Suite Dr5
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mengkao Tseng is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He works in New York, NY. These areas are among Dr. Tseng's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tseng accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohamed Mansour, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Gastroenterology
910 Park Place; #1b
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Mohamed Mansour's areas of specialization are primary care and adult gastroenterology; he sees patients in Bayside, NY and Brooklyn, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Mansour is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: gallbladder problems, liver disease, and colon problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mansour accepts. He is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mansour is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Sorrel Savits, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center; 1456
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Barry Savits is a general surgery specialist in Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. Dr. Savits is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Savits attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Savits (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , anal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Circumcision, Anal Cancer, Hernia Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Skin Cancer, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 7n
New York, NY
 

Dr. Yvelisse Suarez works as an anatomic pathologist and clinical pathologist in New York, NY. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Suarez is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Pathology Associates. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Suarez's residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Prashant Sinha, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
462 1st Avenue; Nbv 15 S
New York, NY
 

Dr. Prashant Sinha is a general surgeon in New York, NY. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, gastrointestinal cancer, and hernia surgery. Dr. Sinha is affiliated with NYU Langone. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sinha's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Abdominal Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
550 1st Avenue; Nb8w
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shaffig Essajee is a specialist in pediatric infectious disease. He studied medicine at Oxford University Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Essajee completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). These areas are among his clinical interests: hospital acquired infection, hepatitis, and osteomyelitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. Dr. Essajee (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian. He is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Herpes, Parasitic Infection, Fungal Infection, Pneumonia, Influenza, Viral ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Joseph Peterson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
506 Sixth Street; Nymh Department of Medicine
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Peterson's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Peterson include mitral valve prolapse, anemia, and atrial fibrillation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Mitral Valve Prolapse, ... (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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