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Dr. Arthur Heller

Gastroenterology
New York, NY
44 years experience male

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

215 East 68th Street, Suite 8, New York, NY, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

A personal physician who provides sensitive caring, medical dedication, scientific skill and clinical expertise. An internist with 8 tears of rigorous university-based post graduate training as a foundation for a varied and extensive practice in internal medicine, clinical nutrition, and gastroenterology. A general physician with sub-specialty skills (including endoscopy, colonoscopy, liver biopsy, and small bowel capsule endoscopy); a sub-specialist who thinks like an internist. A former Chief Resident who is an avid teacher who can discuss issues in plain talk. Prevention is stressed, nutrition is integrated into the practice. I strive to do my best to help my patients achieve, maintain, and restore their vigor, vitality,health, and well-being in mind, body, and spirit. My diagnostic approach emphasizes time with a patient, bedside evaluation,history, physical exam, with judicious and appropriate use of laboratory, radiology, endoscopy, and sub-specialty consultants.

Specialties
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Gastroenterology

Internal Medicine

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Skip it: eat real food. per website 100gm supplies 400+ calories, but only 15gm protein,- not a very good ratio for your purposes. Lots of carbohydrates (lacto... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Seen a doc yet?: Get examined. Find out if this is truly migraine, as opposed to e.g. sinus, tumor, other vascular, muscle tension, etc. Get appropriately diagnosed an... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
See md: several possibilities including infection, parasites, inflammation, polyps, etc.Tumors/cancers less likely at your age, but not impossble.Dark red blo... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
SEE MD NOW: Can't tell here, but with COPD he is at increased risk for pneumonia, as well as other problems; vomiting and uncontrollable shaking is worrisome sig... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
See MD anyway: Find out what's wrong, get relief. Whatever you've got, whatever history you give, whatever physical findings you have, your doc has seen an... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Can be: occasional skipped beats are "normal", common, requiring no treatment in the majority of cases. Can be related to lack of sleep, alcohol, tobacco, ca... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Lots of things...: could be what you eat, delayed stomach emptying from a variety of causes, e.g. ulcer, gas, diabetes, meds, etc. , sluggish bowel, celiac disease, para... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
See MD: get examined. make sure jt is not infection or inflammation of bowel, e.g colifis, diverticulitis, ureteral stone with infection, pelvic/gyn organs (... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Unlikely...: At your age, but could be lots of different issues, including stds, especially in setting of unprotected intercourse. See md, get examined, use condom... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Contagious: Any contact with that area can spread the parasite, including fingering, oral, genital, sex toys, etc. Wash hands thoroughly after using toilet. Use m... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Don't ask here: Ask your pain doc or neurologist, especially regarding use of narcotics or sedative/benzodiazipine drugs.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Wide range from...: none at all to: nausea, vomiting, persistent indigestion, pain anywhere in abdomen/pelvis, poor appetite, weight loss, bleeding from above or below, b... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: Unprotecyed sex- could be pregnant. Unprotected sex, with pain/cramps/discharge- could be sexually transmitted disease, other. See MD ASAP.
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A female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Depends...: on the product. some contain phenylephrine, which can raise blood oressure. check with your doc first
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A female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Yes. See MD: Strep throat can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea in kids. See MD
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Call surgeon: Could be a problem , or not. May simply need a dressing change, or sign of infection. Call surgeon asap.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
See md asap: Assuming you mean vaginal bleeding, see gyn, to make sure you don't have a potentially serious uterine or ovarian problem (including cancer). If you m... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Could be..: On glucophage (metformin) and bc for pcos? Had sex? Could be irritation, and/or possible std (sexually transmitted disease). Get examined.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
"normal"...: Meaning a common consequence of pregnancy. "footprints" of hemorrhoids include skin tags. Can recur, with or without additional pregnancies. Generally... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Iron deficiency: Low ferritin is due to iron deficiency. Common causes are menstrual blood loss, or gastrointestinal blood loss. Talk to your doc. Nsaids can cause GI ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
No: STDs are not associated with those issues
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
No: Lots of things might, but anxiety alone wouldn't. See your doc. Get checked for infections, inflammation, dietary issues, etc.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Anything, or...: not much. Pregnant? Meds or BCP? Got pain with the urge to vomit? Do you actually vomit? What comes up? How long after eating? Menstrual cycle? Fev... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Lots: For. example, abnormalies in size or texture due to fat, or scar tissue, e.g. cirrhosis; masses due to fluid filled cysts, solid tumors (cancerous or... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Sure, but....: tboze are different conditions. IBS, irritable bowel syndrome does not have inflammation; IBD does. Details of each condition can dictate Rx. See MD, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Sure, bur...: May depend on location of endometrial implants and timing in your cycle. If severe or differs from your usual symptoms, call MD. Could be due to somet... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
See MD: Could be sinus, TMJ, inflammatory, dental, other
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Check with MD: as to why you need to be on any antireflux/acid reducing medicine. Rule out problems that might occur over thr long term; address other issues re: wei... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Won'timprove w/outRx: Hernias don't go away, may stay stable or get worse. Heavy lifting will aggravate the situation. Rx is elective surgery. If hernia no longer reducible... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Lots-see MD: Describing episode of lowblood sugar or poor blood flow to brain-can be from low BP on standing, as may be w/dehydration, (or certain meds) or heart r... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
thnk it works, does: Aphrodisiacs- holy grail of marketers throughout history and cultures (even more than weight loss products). None proven. Some, e.G spanish fly irrita... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Yes: Depends on the location of bowel missing. Some parts of bowel are specialized re: absorption; others can cover for the rest. Some amount of recovery ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Yeah, but...: Grapes are good, so is grape juice, jam, wine. Foods that have color, even some that are white, have anti-oxidants. Coffee and teas have anti-oxidants... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
See MD: Could be anything from ringworm (fungal infection), insect bite, drug eruption, doubtful psoriasis in absence of other marks. Make sure it is not lym... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
See doc: Iron deficiency is from lack of intake, excess loss (e.g. Bleeding from urinary, gyn, GI sources), and poor absorption, e.g. Celiac sprue (true autoim... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Can't tell here: But chest pain, stomach, back, shoulder and neck pain could be from a vascular emergency-aneurysm for example. Er now.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
You're ok: Hep c is transmitted by blood exposure-to your bloodstream, e.g. Shooting drugs, snorting drugs, at childbirth, rarely from sexual exposure, blood tra... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Yes, but get checked: Can't tell here what this is. There can be a variety of "benign", i.e. Not malignant/cancerous causes for what you are describing. However, you need e... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
See your doc: You need to get examined. Could be lots of things, including ulcers, liver, gallbladder, kidney problems, gyn problems, vascular issues.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Too complex for this: You clearly have multiple complicated issues. The.Se can not be dealt with in this forum. You need personal medical attention to address these issues.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
See MD: Had any evaluation? Got other symptoms- fever, weight loss, bleeding, joint, eye, skin problems? Could be gi-inflammatory, internal hernia with episod... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
At night or asleep?: Awakened at night to move bowels can be seen with a number of organic bowel problems including inflammatory bowel disease, infection, parasites. Irrit... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
See MD: Discuss with gyn first-get examined. Could be lots of things, including endometriosis, ovarian cysts, cyclic vomiting syndrome, migraine, inflammatory... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Nasal issues often: Most of taste is influenced by sense of smell. Whatever decreases that, e.g. A cold, sinus infection, polyp, etc can affect taste as well. Sometimes e... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Sure. Talk to MD: Hormones, even intrauterine might have systemic effects. The above symptoms have been seen with bcp, hormone containing iuds, creams etc. Talk to your... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Yes: Crohn's disease (especially ileal disease) can be associated with gallstones and gallbladder disease. Need to see md if having cholecystitis, especia... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Can't tell here. CMD: Idk. Could be musculoskeletal, liver, lung, kidney, gallbladder, duodenal, esophageal, pancreatic, gyn, etc. Need to see md to tell.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
And u called ur MD?: Call your doctor. You might have ruptured the cyst, less likely twisted the ovary, or unrelated issue, like appendicitis. .It can be very painful. Get... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Dark: If it will stain your tablecloth, it can stain your teeth. Tobacco will too.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Nah: You and baby are safe.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 7, 2014
he is a surgical expert who is knowledgeable in Hepatitis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Diet, Nutrition We are fortunate to have him contributing to the health tap community.
Mar 24, 2013
Dr. Heller is a significant asset to HealthTap. I always enjoy and learn from his comprehensive and easy-to-understand answers. Well done!
Jul 2, 2014
An excellent gastroenterologist who provides insightful and educational answers.
HealthTap member
Thanks, I've seen my doctor about it twice, was treated for ulcers even though tests were negative, and told to go to the emergency room if the pain came back to get an ultrasound. It's happened twice...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you for the answer... I have been to see the surgeon and my dr and neither one can pinpoint whats going on. The pain is so severe it doubles me over and I'm in tears. They did the surgery with t...Read More
HealthTap member
thank you for answering. I will be 28 at the end of february female my momis lactose intolerant and I have slight symptoms as well. I also xexperience heartnurn everyday. Lately I have been feeling s...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

SUNY Downstate Med. Ctr.
Completed 1981

Residency

SUNY Downstate Med. Ctr
Completed 1982

Awards

Health Tappy Award 2011 Top Gastroenterologist
Guide to America's Top Physicians, Consumers' Research Council of America
Guide to America's Top Gastroenterologists

Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Physicians
Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
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