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

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

Dr. Kirk Lin practices adult gastroenterology in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin. In his practice, Dr. Lin focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Lin attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lin is accepting 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
4050 Dublin Boulevard; Department of Gastroenterology
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Mrudula Kumar is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Kumar's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Kumar attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Kumar a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Feng specializes in bariatric surgery and practices in San Carlos, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Fremont, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Feng include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Feng honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Feng is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, stomach problems, 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's specialty is bariatric surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Khalil a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khalil include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Khalil's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Khalil welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, stomach problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koransky include surgical procedures. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koransky is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Koransky is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, anal cancer, anal fistula, anal fissures, hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Bryant C Sheh, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Bryant Sheh specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. In his practice, Dr. Sheh focuses on blood disorders. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheh studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sheh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Medical Spanish, and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sheh has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Bladder Cancer, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Blood Disorders, ... (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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