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We found 11 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross PPO near Los Alamitos, CA.

Dr. Daniel Heberto Rodiles, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 302
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Rodiles practices adult gastroenterology in Los Alamitos, CA. After attending the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital. In Dr. Rodiles's practice, he is particularly interested in colon problems, capsule endoscopy, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodiles honors. In addition to English, Dr. Rodiles (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Dr. Rodiles's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colorectal problems, colon problems

All Interests: Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Colon Problems, Capsule Endoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Songul Atay, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 107
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Songul Atay works as an adult gastroenterologist in Los Alamitos, CA. She is especially interested in diverticular disease, colonoscopy, and cirrhosis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atay honors. Dr. Atay studied medicine at Ege University. Dr. Atay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Turkish. Dr. Atay's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon problems

All Interests: Hepatitis, Nutrition Issues, Diverticular Disease, Cirrhosis, Colon Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5471 La Palma Avenue; Suite 105
La Palma, CA
 

Dr. Norman Kuo's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kuo's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and colonoscopy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) and a graduate of Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital's residency program. Dr. Kuo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Hospital and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

Dr. Etsegenet Tefera Ayele, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5122 Katella Avenue; Suite 210
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Etsegenet Ayele specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ayele at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ayele include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayele accepts. She studied medicine at Minsk State Medical Institute. She trained at Helene Fuld Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ayele (or staff) speaks Amharic, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Sports Health, Gastrointestinal Problems, Restylane, Diabetes, Arthritis, Thyroid Problems, Botox ... (Read more)

Dr. Imad Aldeen Muhammad Shbeeb, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
10931 Cherry Street; Suite 200
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Imad-Aldeen Shbeeb, who practices in Los Alamitos, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Shbeeb include diverticular disease, colectomy (colon resection), and inflammatory bowel disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shbeeb at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Charleston Area Medical Center. Dr. Shbeeb (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Shbeeb's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Colectomy, Colon Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shyam Lal Dahiya, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3650 South Street; Suite 412
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Shyam Dahiya is a specialist in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dahiya include colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Dahiya takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dahiya is a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Patiala.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, appendicitis

All Interests: Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Wounds, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
5122 Katella Avenue; Suite 220
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Denise Joseph-Brown practices general surgery in Los Alamitos, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Joseph-Brown include breast surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Joseph-Brown is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Community Hospital Long Beach. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. She graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Joseph-Brown completed her residency training at Howard University Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
10931 Cherry Street; Suite 200
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Reza Danesh sees patients in Hawthorne, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. His medical specialties are general practice and family medicine. Dr. Danesh is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Danesh include diabetes, hylaform, and ulcers. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Danesh graduated from Eugenio Maria de Hostos University. His residency was performed at Sepulveda VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Danesh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Persian, and Turkish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sports Health, Botox Injection, Hylaform, Electrocardiogram, Acid Reflux, Restylane, Diabetes, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald C Holness, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 420
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Holness is a general surgeon. Dr. Holness obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, breast surgery, and colon cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Holness (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Holness's hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Community Hospital Long Beach.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, appendicitis

All Interests: Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Wounds, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
4856 Bellflower Boulevard
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Eric Chang's specialty is family medicine. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Chang's areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and influenza (flu). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Men's Health Issues, Nutrition Issues, Immunization, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 100
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Mansoor Shah's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include substance abuse, general care, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Urdu, Filipino, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Bone Problems, Acid Reflux, Pulmonary Function Test, General Care

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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.