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We found 13 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna HealthFund HMO near Sunnyvale, CA.

Dr. Sanjay Ramrakhiani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Sanjay Ramrakhiani is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ramrakhiani's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Ramrakhiani attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Shengwen Huang, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 East El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Edward Huang practices adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Huang takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Huang's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter William Simpson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Peter Simpson's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Simpson's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Simpson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Katerina P Shetler, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Katerina Shetler's specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Shetler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shetler's residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

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

Dr. Peter P Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Peter Yu works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Yu's residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and chronic leukemia. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Yu accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Edmund W Tai, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Edmund Tai is a Mountain View, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Tai is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tai is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer

All Interests: Cancer Genetics, Stomach Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Khoi Q Tran, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Khoi Tran's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Tran is conversant in Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tran's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Ying Cao, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2101 Forest Avenue; Suite 124
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ying Cao practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Santa Rosa, CA, San Jose, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. In Dr. Cao's practice, she is particularly interested in chemotherapy, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and gastrointestinal cancer. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Nanjing Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Cao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Good Samaritan Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Irene Irene Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. H. Wu is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Mountain View, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Wu has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests include blood disorders. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Seth Douglas Strichartz, MD
Specializes in Surgery
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Seth Strichartz is a specialist in surgery. He works in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Strichartz's clinical interests encompass thyroid surgery and vascular surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Strichartz has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Klaus See-Tho, MD
Specializes in Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Klaus See-Tho specializes in surgery and practices in Mountain View, CA. Dr. See-Tho (or staff) speaks German and Cantonese. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. Dr. See-Tho's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. See-Tho honors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional Hernia, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eunpi Cho, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Sunnyvale Center (301)
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Eunpi Cho, who practices in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Cho's areas of expertise include testicular cancer and blood disorders. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cho has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Thrombophilia, ... (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.