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

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

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos works as a gastroenterologist and adult transplant hepatologist in Orlando, FL, Weston, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zervos include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Zervos performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Patient ratings for Dr. Zervos average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver cancer

All Interests: Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rafael Fleites is a gastroenterologist in Saint Cloud, FL and Orlando, FL. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Fleites attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Fleites accepts 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, gastrointestinal bleeding, indigestion, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heartburn, esophageal ulcer, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, bowel obstruction, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophageal ... (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. These areas are among Dr. Osterweil's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Genessee Hospital.

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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 hematologist and oncologist in Orlando, FL, Saint Cloud, FL, and Ocoee, FL. She is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora's education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and Dow Medical College and residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (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 accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with 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. Ross A Morgan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1814 Lucerne Terrace; Suite A
Orlando, FL

Dr. Ross Morgan is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. Dr. Morgan studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morgan accepts. Dr. Morgan is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , anal fistula, anal fissures, anorectal abscess, appendicitis

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Whipple Procedure, Appendicitis, Open Lymph Node Biopsy, Colectomy, Nerve Block, ... (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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