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Dr. Thomas J Mc Kenna, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Thomas McKenna is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenna include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. McKenna graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then Dr. McKenna performed Dr. McKenna's residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. McKenna honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. 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 (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Scott Fink is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Malvern, PA, Havertown, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. His clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and colonoscopy. Dr. Fink is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fink honors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal motility disorders, Crohn's disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Giancarlo Mercogliano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Giancarlo Mercogliano's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mercogliano speaks Italian. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and hiatal hernia. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Mercogliano attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mercogliano takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, esophageal motility disorders, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Esophageal Manometry, Hiatal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Marc Zitin, who practices in Wynnewood, PA and Havertown, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zitin takes. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. Dr. Zitin is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, esophageal motility disorders, Crohn's disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), peptic ulcer, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Gary Newman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. Dr. Newman is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Newman performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 100
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Victor Fishman's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fishman accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Fishman attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Oscar E Laborda, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1088 W Baltimore Pike; Suite 2407
Media, PA
 

Dr. Oscar Laborda works as an adult gastroenterologist in Media, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, peptic ulcer, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. Dr. Laborda's training includes residency programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, and Boston VA Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Laborda accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, celiac disease, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital, Hcc Ii, Suite 2407
Media, PA
 

Dr. Jacques Khoury is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khoury include diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Khoury is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khoury's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yolanda Denise Heman-Ackah, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Yolanda Heman-Ackah sees patients in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Havertown, PA. Her medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heman-Ackah include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. Dr. Heman-Ackah accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Heman-Ackah trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Heman-Ackah is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Hoarseness, Stroboscopy, Tracheostomy, Sinus ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
196 West Sproul Road, Medical Office Pavilion; Suite 106
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Raymond Vivacqua is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Newtown Square, PA. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Vivacqua attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Oncology, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Hematology/Oncology, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Vivacqua welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Biopsy, Cancer Prevention, Colon Problems, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Liver Disease, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3411
Media, PA
 

Dr. Hassan Vakil works as a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. His areas of expertise include abdominal surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vakil graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Vakil is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, small intestine disorders, colon problems

All Interests: Breast Issues, Wounds, Small Intestine Disorders, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. David Avery Bottger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 230
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. David Bottger's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, psoriasis, and deviated septum. Dr. Bottger is affiliated with Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bottger accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph M Ardito, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 245, Pinnacle Ent Associates, Head & Neck Division
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Ardito practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Paoli, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Dr. Ardito's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Crozer-Keystone Health System. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ardito is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hoarseness, Chin Surgery, Otoplasty, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Shirley Shiiuh-Leei Shih, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1088 W Baltimore Pike; Suite 2101
Media, PA
 

Dr. Shirley Shih is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Shih average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Shih is affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Shih welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at Albany Medical College. She completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 201
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Michael Mikhail sees patients in Broomall, PA, Newtown Square, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and ovarian cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mikhail takes. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Mikhail attended medical school at the University of Baghdad. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Oncology, Main Line Today. He speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Leukemia, Chemotherapy, Hormone Therapy, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth J Boyd, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1088 W Baltimore Pike; Suite 2101
Media, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Boyd is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Boyd graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency training at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boyd include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including "Top Doctor" in Colon and Rectal Surgery and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Boyd is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Minimally ... (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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