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Dr. Lewis Jay Mufson, MD

Gastroenterologist

Dr. Lewis Mufson is a gastroenterologist practicing in Freehold, NJ. Dr. Mufson specializes in the digestive system and its diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract, which include organs from the mouth to the anus as well as liver disorders. Gastroenterology includes conditions such as hepatitis, peptic ulcer disease, colitis, nutritional problems and irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Mufson performs colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures and provides accurate and thorough care for patients suffering from digestive issues.
52 years Experience
Dr. Lewis Jay Mufson, MD
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Can late night eating cause digestive disorders?

Eating too close to bedtime is a common cause of acid reflux.This can cause early AM abdominal discomfort.

My mother in law gets nauseous every time she merely finishes a meal. What could be the reason?

Your mom may have gastroparesis secondary to her diabetes. I would suggest that she look into promotillity agents such as domperidone or metclopamide. These are usually taken 20 READ MORE
Your mom may have gastroparesis secondary to her diabetes. I would suggest that she look into promotillity agents such as domperidone or metclopamide. These are usually taken 20 min before meals.

Sincerely,

Lewis Mufson, MD

How does the bariatric surgery work?

It works by either constricting the stomach so that you feel full with less calories or by short circuiting so that you get less absorbtion of calories depending on the procedure. READ MORE
It works by either constricting the stomach so that you feel full with less calories or by short circuiting so that you get less absorbtion of calories depending on the procedure.

Is surgery the only way to remove a gallbladder stone?

Unfortunately, surgery is the only efficient way. However, surgey done laparscopically is very safe and effective with low rates of complications and short hospital stays.

What is the reason for my acidity?

You may have eaten a gastric irritant such as alcohol, excess caffeine, or heavily spiced foods. I would try watching your diet carefully and doubling the dose of your poi such READ MORE
You may have eaten a gastric irritant such as alcohol, excess caffeine, or heavily spiced foods. I would try watching your diet carefully and doubling the dose of your poi such as Nexium.

What is the reason for an acute chest pain that occurs and settles on its own?

Chest pain can be related to acid reflux with esophageal spasm. But more serious issues should be ruled out such as cardiac ischemia. I would first see a cardiologist for a work READ MORE
Chest pain can be related to acid reflux with esophageal spasm. But more serious issues should be ruled out such as cardiac ischemia. I would first see a cardiologist for a work up.

I am facing severe constipation in the last month

I would add fiber to your diet. I would start a POI such as omeprazole and avoid caffeine and alcohol. I would also consider colonoscopy and or endoscopy, if your symptoms are READ MORE
I would add fiber to your diet. I would start a POI such as omeprazole and avoid caffeine and alcohol. I would also consider colonoscopy and or endoscopy, if your symptoms are not rapidly relieved.

I was just diagnosed with Crohn's, but there is a history of bowel cancer in my family. What should I look out for?

I would recommend that you undergo colonoscopy every 3 tp 5 years as ccancer screening.

Excessive burping with stomach pain -- what's the reason?

Symptoms are most compatible with reflux esophagitis. Look into prescription of a proton pump inhibitor.