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Dr. David N Speranza, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
37 N 5th Street
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. David Speranza is a gastroenterologist in Gettysburg, PA. Dr. Speranza attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. In his practice, Dr. Speranza focuses on barrett's esophagus and colon cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Rajesh Bajaj, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
147 N Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Rajesh Bajaj's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bajaj include colposcopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. On average, patients gave Dr. Bajaj a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Bajaj (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Colposcopy, Fecal Incontinence, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Timothy R McKee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Anesthesiology, Vascular Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
450 S Washington Street; 3rd Floor Suite C
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Timothy McKee works as a pediatric surgeon, anesthesiologist, and vascular surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colposcopy, and thyroid problems. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McKee is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McKee trained at Abington Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. Dr. McKee's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Thyroid Problems, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Thyroid Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Tina Ashley Khair, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
20 Expedition Trail; Suite 101
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Tina Khair's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include lung cancer, second opinions, and colon cancer. She is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. Dr. Khair is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Khair completed a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Second Opinions, Osteoporosis, Gynecologic Cancer, Biopsy, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Lamar Rice, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
40 V Twin Drive; Suite 104
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Robert Rice works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Gettysburg, PA and Hanover, PA. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rice include colon cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. Dr. Rice welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Satish A Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
20 Expedition Trail; Suite 101
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Satish Shah works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. Dr. Shah's training includes a residency program at Harrisburg Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Paracentesis, Biopsy, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Colon Cancer, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, ... (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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