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We found 6 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept SutterSelect PPO near Dublin, CA.

Dr. Kirk Kofong Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Kirk Lin's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Lin has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lin's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mrudula V Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4550 Dublin Boulevard; Department of Gastroenterology
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Mrudula Kumar is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Kumar is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kumar has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar takes. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kumar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bogdan Silviu Eftimie, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd and 3rd Floors
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Bogdan Eftimie is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He is conversant in Romanian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Eftimie include blood disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Eftimie trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The average patient rating for Dr. Eftimie is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark L Koransky, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Mark Koransky is a general surgeon. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Koransky average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koransky is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Koransky is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Skin Issues, Soft ... (Read more)

Dr. John Jih Jong Feng, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. John Feng works as a bariatric surgeon. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Feng include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Patient reviews placed Dr. Feng at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Beemen N Khalil, MS, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Beemen Khalil is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery. Dr. Khalil is conversant in Arabic. He has a special interest in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program. Patients rated Dr. Khalil highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Khalil has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (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.