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Kashyap V Panganamamula MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
51 N. 39th Street; 218 Wright Saunders Building
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Kashyap Panganamamula, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Panganamamula accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at Osmania Medical College and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Nizam's Insitute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Panganamamula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Panganamamula is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Penn Medicine Radnor.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Achalasia, Colon Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Anal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Small Intestine Disorders, Pancreatic Cancer

All Interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr Thomas J Mc Kenna MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 320
Bryn Mawr, PA

Dr. Thomas McKenna sees patients in Bryn Mawr, PA and Newtown Square, PA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. McKenna completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenna include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McKenna takes. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. McKenna is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diverticular Disease, Celiac Disease, Hemorrhoids, Colon Polyps, Colorectal Cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver Dis ... (Read more)

Dr Gayle Horvitz Diamond MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Gayle Horvitz is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Her areas of expertise include celiac disease, malnutrition, and obesity. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Horvitz obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Horvitz has received distinctions including Division of GI, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Fellows Teaching Award Honor Roll; NIH Loan Repayment Program; and Travel award for AGA fellows' training conference.

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Relevant Interests: , Diarrhea, Celiac Disease, Vomiting, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Malabsorption, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth Problem ... (Read more)

Dr Immanuel King Hang Ho MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
230 West Washington Square; Farm Journal Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Immanuel Ho practices adult gastroenterology. He speaks Cantonese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ho include diarrhea, polypectomy (polyp removal), and interventional endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Penn Medicine Radnor. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Ho's training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013-2016 and Recognized by Main Line Magazine 's Pennsylvania's Top Doctors 2009-2014.

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Relevant Interests: , Diarrhea, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Pancreatic Cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Ulce ... (Read more)

Jack A Collazzo MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 320
Bryn Mawr, PA

Dr. Jack Collazzo is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Collazzo is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collazzo accepts. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Colorectal Cancer, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr Maarouf Ahmad Hoteit MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Perelman Building
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Maarouf Hoteit's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hoteit obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Anal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Small Intestine Disorders, Pancreatic Cancer

All Interests: Ascites, Cirrhosis, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Faten N Aberra MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Faten Aberra practices adult gastroenterology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Aberra's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Aberra speaks Tigrinya. She is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Penn Medicine Radnor.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Stomach Cancer, Anal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Ulcerative Colitis, Small Intestine Disorders, Pancreatic Cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Es ... (Read more)

David C Metz MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
1 Convention Avenue; 9 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. David Metz's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). Clinical interests for Dr. Metz include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Metz obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2017; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. Dr. Metz is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Penn Medicine Radnor.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Celiac Disease, Anal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Small Intestine Disorders, Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Anil K Rustgi MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Anil Rustgi is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rustgi include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. Dr. Rustgi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rustgi include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Rustgi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Penn Medicine Radnor.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Anal Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Liver Cancer, Small Intestine Disorders, Pancreatic Cancer

All Interests: Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Small Intestine ... (Read more)

Michael Kochman MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1 Convention Avenue; 9 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Michael Kochman works as a gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Kochman is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Kochman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kochman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Kochman has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue from 2002, 2007 - 2009, and 2011 - 2017. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Penn Medicine Radnor.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Anal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Small Intestine Disorders, Pancreatic Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon C ... (Read more)

Gary D Wu MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Gary Wu sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Clinical interests for Dr. Wu include inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Penn Medicine Radnor.

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Relevant Interests: , Inflammatory Bowel Disease

All Interests: Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Gary R Lichtenstein MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Gary Lichtenstein's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Lichtenstein's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Lichtenstein attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. Dr. Lichtenstein (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and French. He is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Penn Medicine Radnor.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Stomach Cancer, Anal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Ulcerative Colitis, Small Intestine Disorders, Pancreatic Cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Es ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA

Dr. Scott Fink is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fink graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Fink is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease, Colon Polyps, Colorectal Cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Colo ... (Read more)

Nuzhat Aziz Ahmad MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Nuzhat Ahmad's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Ahmad is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Penn Medicine Radnor. She studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Anal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Small Intestine Disorders, Pancreatic Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon C ... (Read more)

Mark T Osterman MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
51 N. 39th Street; 218 Wright Saunders Building
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Mark Osterman is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He speaks Croatian. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Osterman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Penn Medicine Radnor. Dr. Osterman is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Stomach Cancer, Anal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Small Intestine Disorders, Pancreatic Cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Es ... (Read more)

Octavia Evette PickettBlakely MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Octavia Pickett-Blakely works as a gastroenterologist. Before completing her residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Pickett-Blakely attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. Dr. Pickett-Blakely accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pickett-Blakely's professional affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Penn Medicine Radnor.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Celiac Disease, Anal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Small Intestine Disorders, Short Bowel Syndrome, Pancreatic Cancer

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Obesit ... (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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