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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' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Watts's clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, gas, and peptic ulcer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Watts speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include gas, gastrointestinal bleeding, and peptic ulcer. Dr. Malik's hospital/clinic 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. After attending Guru Nanak Dev University, Government Medical College, Amritsar, and Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school, he completed his residency training at Easton Hospital and Chicago Medical School. Dr. Malik (or staff) speaks 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: gas, gastrointestinal bleeding, and peptic ulcer. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Azrak completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Azrak is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in Brownstown, MI and Brownstown Township, MI. On average, patients gave Dr. Swetech a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Swetech include gastrointestinal bleeding, gas, and peptic ulcer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Swetech 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Singal's clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, achalasia, and stomach problems. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Dr. Singal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Singal is professionally 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 works as a gastroenterologist in Southfield, MI and Riverview, MI. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, gas, and peptic ulcer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Providence Hospital, and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Whitmer takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Whitmer studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. John Providence Health System.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siegel takes. Dr. Siegel's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. 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 works in Wayne, MI, Southgate, MI, and Berkley, MI. His clinical interests include tumor, colonoscopy, and colon polyps. Dr. Deshmukh takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cooper University Hospital and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Dr. Deshmukh attended Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Deshmukh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Deshmukh is professionally affiliated with 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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Detroit, MI, Allen Park, MI, and Southfield, MI. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, bell's palsy, and neck reconstructive surgery. Dr. Pinnock's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Pinnock is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Kharbutli's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Henry Ford Health System, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. Dr. Kharbutli honors Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn

All Interests: Heartburn, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Detroit, MI, Livonia, MI, and Dearborn, MI. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Jahania takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Jahania (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Hindi. Dr. Jahania's 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 works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Dearborn, MI. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Israel trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for his residency. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Taylor and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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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.