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 in Weston, FL. Patients rated Dr. Lara highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lara include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities for residency. He has received distinctions including 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, Dr. Lara speaks Spanish. Dr. Lara's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center.

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

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

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

Dr. Andrew Ukleja is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. Clinical interests for Dr. Ukleja include achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Ukleja studied medicine at Medical University of Lodz. For his residency, Dr. Ukleja trained at Beaumont Hospitals. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ukleja honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of America's Top Doctors (Castle Connolly Ltd. Peer Nomination).

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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
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alison Schneider is a Weston, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Schneider's areas of expertise include cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and achalasia. She 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. Dr. Schneider obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed her residency 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. Fernando Castro is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Weston, FL. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Castro completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. His areas of expertise include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. Dr. Castro's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. 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 speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

Dr. Ronnie Pimentel sees patients in Weston, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal varices, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. Dr. Pimentel is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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. Pimentel honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Olympus Advanced Endoscopy Scholarship.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal 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, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Primary Office
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos practices adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology in Orlando, FL, Weston, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. The average patient rating for Dr. Zervos is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zervos honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Zervos attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Zervos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Roger Charles' specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Charles's areas of expertise include achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Charles average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Charles is professionally affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Palekar include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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)

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

Dr. Alejandro Perez is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He works in Weston, FL, Miami, FL, and Homestead, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Perez include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Perez obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency 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 Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; 4th Floor
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Sneha Vaish is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Vaish is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Vaish attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Vaish speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Neurostimulation, Pelvic Problems, Transurethral Resection of the ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code A100
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Charles Miller's specialty is surgery. His clinical interests include extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and hepatitis C. Dr. Miller honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; Named a Top Doctor by; and Cleveland Magazine. Dr. Miller (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Korean. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Davila (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Clinical interests for Dr. Davila include rectocele (posterior prolapse), vaginal prolapse, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Davila attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Davila takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davila has received the following distinctions: 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.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Urogynecological Problems, Enterocele, Rectocele, ... (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. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Medina's areas of expertise include hemifacial spasm, achalasia, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). 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. Medina attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Medina (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He 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 Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Raul Rosenthal is a medical specialist in surgery. After completing medical school at National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr. Rosenthal performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenthal include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 has received the following distinctions: America's Best Doctors; David Dreilling Award, Department of Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center; and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "Best Academic Achievement, 1999". In addition to English, Dr. Rosenthal (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, esophageal motility disorders, gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Inguinal Hernia, Revision Surgery, Gastroparesis, Bile ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Darby Sider's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Sider a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cancer screening. She is professionally 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. Sider accepts. She studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at UNC Hospitals. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sider include: Fellow, American College of Physicians; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics; and The Jose Muniz MD Best Teacher Award.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, gastritis, acid reflux (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroenteritis, constipation

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sports Health, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Department of Gyn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Eric Hurtado's areas of expertise include sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), rectocele (posterior prolapse), and vaginal prolapse. He honors 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 Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Hurtado attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Hurtado has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Hurtado speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

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