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We found 26 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna near Oakland, 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. Faraz Frank Berjis, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
2510 Webster Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Faraz Berjis specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berjis accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Berjis's medical residency was performed at New York Hospital Queens. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Upper Endoscopy, ... (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. Michael Leland Silpa, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
2363 Mariner Square Drive; Suite 155
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. Michael Silpa's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. In Dr. Silpa's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Silpa accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal ... (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. Neil Howard Stollman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Frank Ogawa Plaza; Suite 450
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Neil Stollman practices adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Stollman average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Stollman attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, diverticular disease, heartburn, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Earl Michael Darby, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza; Suite 450
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Earl Darby practices adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include heartburn, therapeutic endoscopy, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Darby completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, diverticular disease, heartburn, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Sedation, Upper Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 201
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Mark Kogan practices adult gastroenterology in San Pablo, CA and Berkeley, CA. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Kogan's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Interventional Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiran Fatima Narsinh, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
2999 Regent Street; Suite 201
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Kiran Narsinh specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system) and practices in San Pablo, CA and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Narsinh has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Narsinh's residency was performed at California Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Narsinh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Liver Cancer, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Frank Ogawa Plaza; Suite 450
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Susie Cohn is an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Her clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohn honors. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Cohn is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eileen Theresa Consorti, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3000 Colby Street; Suite 201
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. Thomas Tin Leung Hui, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric General Surgery
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Hui practices pediatric general surgery. Dr. Hui graduated from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The Montreal Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hui is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Sunghoon Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Sunghoon Kim works as a pediatric general surgeon in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and San Ramon, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , appendicitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Umbilical Hernia, Phimosis, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sravana Kumar Chennupati, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Sravana Chennupati is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Chennupati's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Chennupati's practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Gynecologic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, ... (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.