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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Luis Lara's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Lara average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. Dr. Lara accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lara trained at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Dr. Lara 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. Dr. Lara is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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, Interventional ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ronnie Pimentel works as an adult gastroenterologist. He graduated from National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Pimentel's areas of expertise include esophageal varices, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pimentel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Olympus Advanced Endoscopy Scholarship. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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, Interventional Endoscopy, Pyloric Dilation, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alison Schneider specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Weston, FL. These areas are among Dr. Schneider's clinical interests: cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and achalasia. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Schneider trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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, 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)

Dr. Fernando Javier Castro-Pavia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Castro is an adult gastroenterologist in Weston, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Castro's areas of expertise include the following: foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Castro is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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, 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)

Dr. Roger Justin Charles, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Weston Clinic
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Roger Charles' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Charles's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. 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 is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Charles's 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, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Palekar practices adult gastroenterology in Weston, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Palekar performed her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Palekar average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Palekar honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Ukleja is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Ukleja speaks Polish. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After attending Medical University of Lodz for medical school, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. On average, patients gave Dr. Ukleja a rating 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. Ukleja honors. 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)

Dr. Xaralambos B Zervos, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Weston Clinic
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos practices adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. These areas are among Dr. Zervos's clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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)

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

Dr. Alejandro Perez works as a gastroenterologist. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Perez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Perez is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Guillermo Hernan Davila, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 41
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Davila practices general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Davila's clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), urodynamic testing, and vaginal prolapse. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Davila graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed 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) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Urodynamic Testing, Urogynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andreas Gerasimons Tzakis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' areas of specialization are general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. For Dr. Tzakis's residency, Dr. Tzakis trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis 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. Tzakis has received distinctions including Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

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

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Eric Weiss works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Weston, FL. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Weiss completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His areas of expertise include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiss 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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

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

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2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Department of Gyn
Weston, FL
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Eric Hurtado include sacral nerve stimulation, urodynamic testing, and rectocele (posterior prolapse). Dr. Hurtado honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hurtado is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Urodynamic Testing, Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dalia McCoy's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. McCoy is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include warts, acne, and colorectal cancer. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She graduated from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. McCoy completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. On average, patients gave her a rating 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. McCoy honors.

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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)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 14/15
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Michael Medina is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medina include hemifacial spasm, achalasia, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medina takes. Dr. Medina graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Medina (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Medina is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

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

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Steven Wexner's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Wexner's areas of expertise include the following: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and female incontinence. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Wexner has received professional recognition including the following: 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, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, fecal incontinence, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, rectal abscess, rectal prolapse, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (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.