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We found 14 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 is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramrakhiani accepts. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Ramrakhiani's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, ... (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. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Huang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Huang attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, ... (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 medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Simpson include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Simpson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Simpson has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simpson accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a gastroenterologist in Mountain View, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Shetler has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Shetler speaks Russian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shetler welcomes 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, Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas ... (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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Yu attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. Patient ratings for Dr. Yu average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to 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: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Tai speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tai honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer

All Interests: Cancer Genetics, Stomach Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington is a neonatology specialist. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Babington attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Babington is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Strains, Grief, Sprains, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Khoi Tran specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Mountain View, CA. His 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tran include surgical procedures. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tran is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tran is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Santa Rosa, CA, San Jose, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Her clinical interests include chemotherapy, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Cao honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She studied medicine at Nanjing Medical University. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Cao is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Good Samaritan Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, 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 specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. In Dr. Nguyen's practice, he is particularly interested in blood disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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 works as a surgeon in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Strichartz has a special interest in 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Strichartz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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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. Dr. See-Tho (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Cantonese. Dr. See-Tho has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. See-Tho accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia

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

Dr. Monica Lucero Richardson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
2490 Hospital Drive; Suite 111, Melchor Pavilion
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Monica Richardson's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology; she sees patients in Mountain View, CA, San Jose, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. Her clinical interests encompass urogynecological problems. Dr. Richardson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Richardson's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Neurostimulation, Urodynamic Testing, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, ... (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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Her areas of expertise consist of testicular cancer and blood disorders. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Cho attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cho is accepting new patients.

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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.