We found 57 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept EmblemHealth near Stony Brook, NY.

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Dr. Juan Carlos C Bucobo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook University Medical Center; Health Science Center T17-060
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Juan Carlos Bucobo works as an adult gastroenterologist in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. Dr. Bucobo's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, gallbladder problems, and tumor. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, CT Colonography, Biliary Disorders, Bile Duct Problems, Weight Loss, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Michael Buscaglia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Technology Drive; Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Buscaglia's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and gallstones. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Buscaglia takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gallstones, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder ... (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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, celiac disease, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

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

Dr. Carmen Magdalena Stanca, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
Stony Brook Internists Ufpc Sbumc; Hsc Level 17 Room 060
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Carmen Stanca sees patients in Great Neck, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY. Her medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete her residency at Lutheran Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. Dr. Stanca accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stanca is professionally affiliated with NYU Lutheran Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis A

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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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

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

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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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

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

Dr. Isabelle M Von Althen-Dagum, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Technology Drive, Suite 300; Stony Brook Technology Park
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Isabelle Vonalthen-Dagum works as a gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Vonalthen-Dagum is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vonalthen-Dagum's clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Vonalthen-Dagum completed her residency training at The Ottawa Hospital and Toronto General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey A Morganstern, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stony Brook University Medical Center; Health Science Center T11-080
Stony Brook, 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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, short bowel syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

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

Dr. Chris E Lascarides, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Technology Drive, Suite 700; Stony Brook Technology Park
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Chris Lascarides practices adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Lascarides takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Pruthvi Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Technology Drive; Stony Brook Technology Park
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Pruthvi Patel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Metabolic Disorders, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (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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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

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

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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, short bowel syndrome, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

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

Dr. Michelle Edelman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3 Technology Drive; Stony Brook Technology Park
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Michelle Tobin sees patients in East Setauket, NY. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tobin include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She honors HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of Jacobi Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stony Brook Heart Institute; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak's specialties are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He practices in Stony Brook, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Before performing his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Tak attended Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College for medical school. Dr. Tak is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tak is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Hsc T19 020; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Konstantinos Spaniolas is a general surgeon. After completing medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Spaniolas include achalasia, hernia surgery, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Vidant Beaufort Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, stomach problems, appendicitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Pheochromocytoma, Appendicitis, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Fundoplication, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Triantafillos John Fillos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
235 North Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Triantafillos Fillos sees patients in East Setauket, NY, Jackson Heights, NY, and Manhasset, NY. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Fillos's clinical interests include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), cancer surgery, and lung cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Fillos's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and St. Francis Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Blood Cancers, Clinical Trials, Myeloproliferative Disorders, Bone Marrow Biopsy, ... (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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