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David N Speranza MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
37 N. Fifth Street
Gettysburg, PA

Dr. David Speranza is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Speranza include barrett's esophagus and colon cancer. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Speranza is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus

Rajesh Bajaj MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.34 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
147 N Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA

Dr. Rajesh Bajaj is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Gettysburg, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Bajaj average 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colposcopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and inflammatory bowel disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Bajaj (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Fecal Incontinence

All Interests: Colposcopy, Fecal Incontinence, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Inflammator ... (Read more)

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. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. McKee's training includes a residency program at Abington Memorial Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, colposcopy, and thyroid problems. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McKee takes. Dr. McKee's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Thyroid Problems, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Su ... (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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Khair include lung cancer, second opinions, and colon cancer. United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khair honors. She is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer

All Interests: Second Opinions, Osteoporosis, Gynecologic Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Blood Diso ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Rice is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Gettysburg, PA and Hanover, PA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Rice honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His professional affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. Dr. Rice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer

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

Dr Satish A Shah MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
20 Expedition Trail; Suite 101
Gettysburg, PA

Dr. Satish Shah practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Harrisburg Hospital. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer

All Interests: Paracentesis, Colon Cancer, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast 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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