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Dr. Ernest F Ribera, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 155
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Ernest Ribera is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Burlingame, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ribera include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Ribera attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Ribera speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Eugene Young Lee, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
100 South Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 507
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Lee practices gastroenterology (digestive system) in San Mateo, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Lee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, heartburn, peptic ulcer, small intestine disorders, chronic constipation, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Osterhoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Robert Osterhoff practices adult gastroenterology in Burlingame, CA. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Osterhoff's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Osterhoff speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Osterhoff is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vino John Verghese, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Vino Verghese is an adult gastroenterologist in Burlingame, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Verghese takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He graduated from Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr. Verghese's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Biliary Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy

Dr. Michael David Bender, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bender practices adult gastroenterology in Burlingame, CA. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Bender attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Clinical interests for Dr. Bender include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bender is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Bender welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, small intestine disorders, chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. She has a special interest in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dalal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, colon cancer, anal fissures, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, rectal prolapse

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela E Foster, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Pamela Foster is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Los Gatos, CA, Burlingame, CA, and San Mateo, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Foster include colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Foster's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Foster performed her residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, anal fissures, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Pilonidal Cyst, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Thomas Margolis, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
1820 Odgen Drive; 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Michael Margolis' specialties are gynecologic oncology and urogynecology. Dr. Margolis has a special interest in pelvic surgery, cancer, and uterine problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Margolis attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Margolis is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal problems, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Implant Surgery, Sexual Medicine, Fecal Incontinence, Urogynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nabeel J Madanat, MD
Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 701
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Nabeel Madanat is a Burlingame, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He obtained his medical school training at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Madanat takes. Dr. Madanat (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Romanian, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Madanat welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bulimia, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Steven Marcus, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1783 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. David Marcus is a specialist in diagnostic radiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Marcus include imaging procedures. Dr. Marcus's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Sports Health, MRI, Transvaginal Ultrasound, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Vertebroplasty, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen G Chee, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Karen Chee is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Chee's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Her clinical interests include blood disorders. Dr. Chee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG).

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

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Clinical Trials, Immunotherapy, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Avanti Ambekar, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1783 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Avanti Ambekar is a neuroradiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Burlingame, CA, Novato, CA, and San Mateo, CA. Dr. Ambekar is especially interested in imaging procedures. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ambekar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG).

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Relevant Interests: , rectal problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Musculoskeletal Interventions, Hysterosalpingography, Sports Health, MRI, Rectal ... (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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