We found 15 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept MyBlue Bronze 1602 near Lake Mary, FL.

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Dr. Lenkala R Mallaiah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
311 North Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Lenkala Mallaiah's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Mallaiah an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Osmania University. Dr. Mallaiah is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Rectal Bleeding, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, ERCP, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Felix Angel Navarro Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1403 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 206
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Felix Navarro practices adult gastroenterology in Sanford, FL. Dr. Navarro is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended the University of Granada Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at VA Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Navarro takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, indigestion, pyloric stenosis, Crohn's disease, vomiting, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diverticular disease, heartburn, duodenal ulcer, esophageal ulcer, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, bowel obstruction, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Rectal Bleeding, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalyani Gaddipati, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2051
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kalyani Gaddipati's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated Dr. Gaddipati highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Gaddipati attended medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gaddipati (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and French.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, indigestion, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, vomiting, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticular disease, heartburn, duodenal ulcer, esophageal ulcer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, bowel obstruction, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophageal Ulcer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
2100 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma, who practices in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL, is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Sharma attended Indira Gandhi Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Don Steinbaum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1355 S International Parkway; Suite 2451
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Steinbaum, who practices in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Steinbaum include robotic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Steinbaum accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Steinbaum (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Steinbaum is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Lung Biopsy, Lower Extremity ... (Read more)

Dr. Joan Weber Iacobelli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1355 S International Parkway; Suite 2451
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Joan Iacobelli is a general surgery specialist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Iacobelli is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Iacobelli attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, bowel obstruction

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Lung Biopsy, Lower Extremity ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory L Ortega, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Ortega works as a hematologist and adult oncologist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ortega's professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Dr. Ortega attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Santosh M Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Nair is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Franklin D Clontz II, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
200 N Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Franklin Clontz's medical specialty is general surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Clontz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Clontz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, bowel obstruction, anorectal abscess

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged ... (Read more)

Dr. Maneesh Gossain, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2200 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Maneesh Gossain works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Gossain honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gossain's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach problems, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Brain Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynn Van Ummersen, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Lynn Van Ummersen is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Van Ummersen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, she performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, stomach problems, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kottapurath K Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Calicut Medical College. Dr. Kunjumoideen completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach problems, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Visvalingam completed his residency training at Winthrop University Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis F Diaz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1355 S International Parkway; Suite 2451
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Diaz is a specialist in general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. Dr. Diaz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Diaz attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Diaz is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, bowel obstruction

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Hemorrhoidectomy, Hepatectomy, Small Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 West First Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Seema Harichand's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Harichand trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach problems, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Kaposi's Sarcoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon 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.

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