Finding Providers

We found 6 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near Orlando, FL.

Dr. Xaralambos B Zervos, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
2415 N Orange Avenue; Suite 700
Orlando, FL

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos sees patients in Orlando, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Weston, FL. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. His clinical interests include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Patients gave Dr. Zervos an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Zervos attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Zervos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Resection, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Bile ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2880 S. Osceola Avenue
Orlando, FL

Dr. Rafael Fleites is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Saint Cloud, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Orlando, FL. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fleites takes. Dr. Fleites is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, small intestine disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Proctosigmoidoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Disorders, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (Read more)

Glenn H Osterweil, MS
Specializes in Acupuncture, Podiatry
5449 S Semoran Boulevard; Suite 14
Orlando, FL

Dr. Glenn Osterweil works as an acupuncturist and podiatrist in Orlando, FL, Clermont, FL, and Altamonte Springs, FL. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Osterweil trained at Genessee Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Sports Health, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Moxibustion, Common Cold, Cupping, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alka M Arora, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1400 S Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL

Dr. Alka Arora is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Ocoee, FL, Orlando, FL, and Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Arora takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and Dow Medical College, she performed her residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Arora (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Maneesh Gossain, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
52 West Gore Street
Orlando, FL

Dr. Maneesh Gossain is a radiation oncology specialist in Sanford, FL and Orlando, FL. Dr. Gossain's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

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Specializes in General Surgery
1181 Orange Avenue
Winter Park, FL

Dr. Daniel Vanuno is a general surgeon in Orlando, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Winter Park, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. Dr. Vanuno graduated from National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Vanuno completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vanuno takes.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Small Bowel Resection, Gallbladder Cancer, Hyperparathyroidism, Liver Disease, ... (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.