We found 6 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near Orlando, FL.
Dr. Xaralambos Zervos works as a gastroenterologist, transplant hepatologist, and adult hepatologist. In addition to English, Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Zervos's areas of expertise include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health Medical Center. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Zervos average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zervos accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.
Relevant Interests: , liver cancer
All Interests: Liver Tumor, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Resection, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Bile ... (Read more)
Dr. Rafael Fleites practices adult gastroenterology in Saint Cloud, FL and Orlando, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Fleites is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.
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)
Dr. Glenn Osterweil's specialties are acupuncture and podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). He practices in Orlando, FL, Clermont, FL, and Altamonte Springs, FL. He trained at Genessee Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Dr. Osterweil accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
All Interests: Sports Health, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Moxibustion, Common Cold, Cupping, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)
Dr. Alka Arora practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Ocoee, FL, Orlando, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Arora is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. She graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and Dow Medical College and then she performed her residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arora takes.
Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer
All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia, Kidney ... (Read more)
Dr. Maneesh Gossain specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Sanford, FL and Orlando, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gossain is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.
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)
Dr. Daniel Vanuno is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Orlando, FL and Winter Park, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average 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. Dr. Vanuno's education and training includes medical school at National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Vanuno speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.
Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer
All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Small Bowel Resection, Gallbladder Cancer, Hyperparathyroidism, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)
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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.