We found 48 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept EmblemHealth near Stony Brook, NY.

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Dr Juan Carlos Bucobo MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3 Technolgy Drive; Suite 700
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Juan Carlos Bucobo, who practices in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, gallbladder problems, and tumor. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Bucobo attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, CT Colonography, Biliary Disorders, Bile Duct Problems, Acid Reflux, Advan ... (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: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Peptic Ulcer, Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Short Bowel Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, Colitis

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

Jonathan Michael Buscaglia MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3 Technology Drive; Stony Brook University Physicians
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Jonathan Buscaglia's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and gallstones. Dr. Buscaglia graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Buscaglia completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buscaglia takes.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gallstones, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Probl ... (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: , Diarrhea, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux

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

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

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 practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. Dr. Stanca accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Stanca attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school. She 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 Pruthvi Patel MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Technology Drive; Suite 300
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Pruthvi Patel works as an adult gastroenterologist in New York, NY and East Setauket, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. She is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Diarrhea, Colon Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Liver Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colo ... (Read more)

Isabelle M VonalthenDagum MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.79 stars out of 5 (24 ratings)
3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Isabelle Vonalthen-Dagum is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Vonalthen-Dagum attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The Ottawa Hospital and Toronto General Hospital. Her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vonalthen-Dagum honors.

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Relevant Interests: , Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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

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, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Colitis

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

Dr Ellen Li MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Ellen Li is an adult gastroenterology specialist in East Setauket, NY. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Li accepts. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Li completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Diarrhea, Colon Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Stomach Cancer, Ulcerative Colitis, Colorectal Cancer, Acid Reflux, Colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Ob ... (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' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Lascarides honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cance ... (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: , Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux

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: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Short Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, Colitis

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

Michelle Tobin MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Michelle Tobin works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in East Setauket, NY. Dr. Tobin's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. She takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Craig Litman MD FACS
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Otolaryngology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1500 Route 112; Building 4 - 2nd Floor
Port Jefferson Station, NY

Dr. Craig Litman's specialties are general practice, adult allergy & immunology, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Litman is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Litman's areas of expertise include the following: throat cancer, acoustic neuroma, and sleep apnea. He takes POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Litman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Sleep Problems, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Dizziness, Ear Infect ... (Read more)

Dr Vinay Manohar Tak FACS FRCSED MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 1.37 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
100 Nichols Road
Stony Brook, NY

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

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Relevant Interests: , Achalasia, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Heart Valve Disease, Tracheostomy, Fundoplication, Laparoscopic ... (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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