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We found 9 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna Traditional Choice near Berkeley, CA.

Dr. Vinod K Kurupath, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Vinod Kurupath is an adult gastroenterologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kurupath is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Kurupath takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Mysore Medical College and a graduate of The Brooklyn Hospital Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Stewart Lyndon Cooper, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
3300 Webster Street; Suite 202
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Stewart Cooper's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cooper attended medical school at the University of Wales College of Medicine. Dr. Cooper offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese-speaking patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, liver cancer

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease, Hemochromatosis, Wilson's ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Williams Holt, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
3300 Webster Street; Suite 202
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Edward Holt sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Fresno, CA. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. In Dr. Holt's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver cancer

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Ellen Guy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
3300 Webster Street; Suite 202
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Guy's specialties are adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. She practices in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Jose, CA. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guy include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Guy completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver cancer

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hemochromatosis, Liver Transplant, Wilson's ... (Read more)

Dr. Eileen Theresa Consorti, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Eileen Consorti is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Areas of expertise for Dr. Consorti include surgical procedures. Patients gave Dr. Consorti an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Oleg Igor Krijanovski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Oleg Krijanovski is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. He speaks Russian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Krijanovski include blood and marrow transplant. Dr. Krijanovski is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). After completing medical school at Second Moscow State Medical Institute, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient ratings for Dr. Krijanovski average 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krijanovski accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Yu- Shan Kao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Susan Kao, who practices in Berkeley, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kao include lung cancer, colon cancer, and gynecologic cancer. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kao attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Kao is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Refugio Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Refugio Gonzalez is a medical specialist in surgery. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Gonzalez honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gonzalez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, anorectal problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional Hernia, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rodney Edmin Grolman, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Rodney Grolman is a surgery specialist in Napa, CA and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Grolman is especially interested in surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Grolman studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Grolman trained at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Lipoma, Melanoma, ... (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.