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We found 12 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept HAP PPO near Wyandotte, MI.

Dr. Stephen Joseph Watts, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3333 Biddle; Suite D
Wyandotte, MI
 

Dr. Stephen Watts practices adult gastroenterology in Wyandotte, MI. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. Dr. Watts's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, gas, and peptic ulcer. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watts honors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, achalasia, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Achalasia, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Baldev Kumar Malik, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2176 Fort Street
Lincoln Park, MI
 

Dr. Baldev Malik is an adult gastroenterologist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include gas, gastrointestinal bleeding, and peptic ulcer. Dr. Malik's professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Malik studied medicine at Guru Nanak Dev University, Government Medical College, Amritsar, and Government Medical College, Patiala. He trained at Easton Hospital and Chicago Medical School for residency. Dr. Malik (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, achalasia, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Fuad Azrak, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard, Suite 205; Oakwood Dearborn Medical Park
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. M. Azrak is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Azrak's areas of expertise include the following: gas, gastrointestinal bleeding, and peptic ulcer. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Azrak speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, achalasia, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Ulcerative Colitis, Bile Duct Problems, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. James Joseph Swetech, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
19727 Allen Road; Suite 11
Brownstown, MI
 

Dr. James Swetech is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Brownstown, MI and Brownstown Township, MI. Patient ratings for Dr. Swetech average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swetech include gastrointestinal bleeding, gas, and peptic ulcer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Swetech attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, achalasia, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sudarshan K Singal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2070 Biddle; Suite 1
Wyandotte, MI
 

Dr. Sudarshan Singal works as a gastroenterologist in Detroit, MI and Wyandotte, MI. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Amritsar. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, achalasia, and stomach problems. Dr. Singal is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Singal (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, achalasia, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
19020 Fort Street
Riverview, MI
 

Dr. Bradford Whitmer is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, gas, and peptic ulcer. Dr. Whitmer is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Providence Hospital, and Henry Ford Health System. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Whitmer completed a residency program at St. John Providence Health System. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whitmer takes.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, achalasia, colon cancer, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
18181 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 307
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Siegel works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Siegel attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Siegel is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, hemorrhoids, appendicitis

All Interests: Appendicitis, Colectomy, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Gallbladder Problems, Hemorrhoids, Lipoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ganesh Ramchandra Deshmukh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
15750 Northline Road; Office Hours
Southgate, MI
 

Dr. Ganesh Deshmukh is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Deshmukh's medical residency was performed at Cooper University Hospital and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include the following: colon surgery, rectal surgery, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Deshmukh accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Deshmukh (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, rectal problems

All Interests: Tumor, Colon Polyps, Rectal Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Rectal Surgery, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Lascelles Pinnock, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
22255 Greenfield; Suite 200
Allen Park, MI
 

Dr. Lascelles Pinnock works as an otolaryngologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pinnock include esophageal cancer, bell's palsy, and neck reconstructive surgery. Dr. Pinnock's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pinnock honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Skin Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Bilal Mahmud Kharbutli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2333 Biddle Avenue; Suite C
Wyandotte, MI
 

Dr. Bilal Kharbutli specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kharbutli's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and heartburn. Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kharbutli accepts. Dr. Kharbutli attended Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Henry Ford Health System, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Heartburn, Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Upper Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed Salik S.A. Amanullah Jahania, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
18181 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 102
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mohammed Jahania is a thoracic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and carotid endarterectomy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Jahania attended Sindh Medical College and Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Jahania (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Garden City Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, Thoracic Problems, Sarcoidosis, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
18181 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 209
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Michael Israel's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Taylor and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. Dr. Israel takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (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.