We found 41 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Bronze Compass 6400 near Weston, FL.

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Luis Lara is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lara include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. Dr. Lara is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lara has received include National Pancreas Foundation Travel Scholarship; Associates Council American College of Physicians, Ohio Chapter; and President of the Medical Student Council, EMIS-ITESM. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, short bowel syndrome, colon polyps, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, heartburn, peptic ulcer, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, gastrointestinal (GI) stricture, esophageal stricture (narrowing), hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Ascites, Bile Duct Stones, Sclerotherapy, Extrahepatic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Clevaland Clinic Florida Department of Gastroenterology
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Ronnie Pimentel is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pimentel's clinical interests include esophageal varices, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pimentel accepts. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Pimentel attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school. Dr. Pimentel has received the distinction of Olympus Advanced Endoscopy Scholarship. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, gastrointestinal (GI) stricture, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Bile Duct Stones, Sclerotherapy, Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, Interventional Endoscopy, Pyloric ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alison Schneider works as an adult gastroenterologist. Her clinical interests include cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and achalasia. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Schneider honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Schneider completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Ascites, Esophageal Manometry, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Roger Charles sees patients in Weston, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Charles include achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. Dr. Charles is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Charles honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, achalasia, Crohn's disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Palekar works as a gastroenterologist in Weston, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Palekar include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Palekar's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for 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, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Castro is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Castro an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Castro attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, heartburn, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Ukleja is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ukleja's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. He 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. He studied medicine at Medical University of Lodz. For his residency, Dr. Ukleja trained at Beaumont Hospitals. He has received the distinction of America's Top Doctors (Castle Connolly Ltd. Peer Nomination). In addition to English, he speaks Polish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Primary Office
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos sees patients in Orlando, FL, Weston, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, 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 rated him highly, giving him an average 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. Zervos takes. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Zervos's training includes residency programs at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Zervos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Alejandro Perez, DO
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Perez practices gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Perez's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perez attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Perez trained at Cleveland Clinic Florida. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Davila is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Weston, FL. His clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), vaginal prolapse, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Davila 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. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Davila include: Cleveland Clinic Foundation - 6th Annual Innovator Award; "Excellence in Health Care Award" - South Florida Business Journal, Innovator Category; and "Mentor of the Year" ACOG District VII. Dr. Davila (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Urogynecological Problems, Enterocele, Rectocele, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Primary Office
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' medical specialty is general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tzakis graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then Dr. Tzakis performed Dr. Tzakis's residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis has received the following distinctions: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek and French.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Acute Kidney Injury, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Eric Weiss specializes in colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Weiss is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Weiss include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Dr. Weiss is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weiss is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, Crohn's disease, anal cancer, perianal abscess, anal fissures, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, fecal incontinence, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, perirectal abscess, rectal prolapse, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Department of Gyn
Weston, FL
 

These areas are among Dr. Eric Hurtado's clinical interests: sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), rectocele (posterior prolapse), and vaginal prolapse. Dr. Hurtado's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Shady Grove Adventist 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. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Hurtado completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Interstitial Cystitis, Cystoscopy with Urethral ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dalia McCoy is a family medicine practitioner in Weston, FL. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCoy include warts, acne, and colorectal cancer. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. McCoy is an in-network provider for 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 Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Cellulitis, Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Cancer, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Michael Medina practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Weston, FL. Dr. Medina is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Medina include hemifacial spasm, achalasia, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Medina attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Medina (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Medina is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Achalasia, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Steven Wexner is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wexner's areas of expertise include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and female incontinence. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Wexner completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received distinctions including Executive Health: Top Docs, South Florida CEO Business; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, anal cancer, perianal abscess, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, fecal incontinence, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, perirectal abscess, rectal prolapse, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, ... (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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