We found 72 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Medicare near Saint Louis Park, MN.

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Dr. Stuart Kevin Amateau, PhD, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
406 Harvard Street Se V379 Mmc 36
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Stuart Amateau's areas of specialization are bariatric medicine and adult gastroenterology; he sees patients in Minneapolis, MN and Se Minneapolis, MN. These areas are among Dr. Amateau's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stomach cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Regions Hospital, and M Health Clinics and Surgery Center. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Amateau is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Johns Hopkins Hospital; and ASGE Video Editing Scholarship.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Total Pancreatectomy, Transplant Procedures, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Burns, Small ... (Read more)

Dr. John Richard Lake, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
420 Delaware Street Se Mmc 36
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. John Lake is an adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: viral hepatitis, stomach cancer, and wilson's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Transplant Center, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Lake takes Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lake has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Wilson's Disease, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leticia Perondi Perondi Luz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6500 Excelsior Boulevard; Suite 4-820
St Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Leticia Luz works as a gastroenterologist. She is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Luz's practice is open to new patients. After attending Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She speaks Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, peptic ulcer, gastritis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Gastritis, Diarrhea, Peptic Ulcer, Acid Reflux

Dr. Daniel John Virnig, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6500 Excelsior Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Daniel Virnig, who practices in Saint Paul, MN, North Maple Grove, MN, and Saint Louis Park, MN, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with HealthPartners Specialty Center, Regions Hospital, and Park Nicollet Health Services. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Virnig completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease

Dr. Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
2450 Riverside Avenue
Se Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Sarah Schwarzenberg is a pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) specialist in Se Minneapolis, MN and Minneapolis, MN. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Schwarzenberg completed her residency training at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Her clinical interests include obesity, cystic fibrosis (CF), and inflammatory bowel disease. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Her distinctions include: Mpls. St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Best Doctors in America; and Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor". Her professional affiliations include the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Regions Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Drew Baldridge, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Alan Baldridge practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Baldridge has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and liver disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Ridges Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Baldridge attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Baldridge honors Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Baldridge include: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor; and Inside NJ Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Celiac Disease, Liver Disease, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. James Shawn Mallery, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6500 Excelsior Boulevard; Suite 4-820
St Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. J. Mallery is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mallery include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stomach cancer. His professional affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), the University of Minnesota Physicians (UMPhysicians), and Fairview Health Services. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Mallery trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Total Pancreatectomy, Transplant Procedures, Pancreatic Cancer, Burns, Biliary Disorders, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin Lewis Friedmann, MD
Specializes in Transplant Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
825 S 8th Street; Suite 250
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Martin Freeman works as an organ transplant specialist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Freeman completed a residency program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Freeman's areas of expertise include interventional endoscopy, stomach cancer, and chronic pancreatitis. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Freeman is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Freeman include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls. St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctor". Dr. Freeman's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Regions Hospital, and M Health Clinics and Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pancreatectomy, Total Pancreatectomy, Transplant Procedures, Bile Duct Stones, Interventional ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael James Shaw, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6500 Excelsior Boulevard, Heart & Vascular Building; Floor 4
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Michael Shaw works as an adult gastroenterologist in Minneapolis, MN, Saint Paul, MN, and Maple Grove, MN. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shaw at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shaw include colon cancer, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Park Nicollet Clinic, and Maple Grove Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Shaw's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received the following distinction: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, celiac disease, anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Anal Cancer, Burns, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Federico Tommaso Rossi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 E. 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Federico Rossi practices adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Rossi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Ridges Hospital, Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI), P.A., and Fairview Southdale Hospital. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Rossi is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Cysts, Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Antonio Vega Peralta, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
909 Fulton Street Se, Clinics and Surgery Center; 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Jose Vega-Peralta is an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Vega-Peralta include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) - East Bank and Fairview Health Services. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Vega-Peralta attended the University of Medical Sciences (UCIMED) and then went on to complete his residency at Hennepin County Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor - Rising Star"; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, esophageal ulcer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Aphasia, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection, Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia Anne Sherman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6401 France Avenue S
Edina, MN
 

Dr. Cynthia Sherman specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Saint Paul, MN, Plymouth, MN, and Edina, MN. The average patient rating for Dr. Sherman is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sherman include inflammatory bowel disease. She is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital, Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI), P.A., and Fairview Southdale Hospital. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Sherman is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Robert Peter McCabe Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 E 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Robert McCabe is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. McCabe is affiliated with Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI), P.A., Abbott Northwestern Hospital, and Fairview Health Services. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McCabe trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease

Dr. James Mathai Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
406 Harvard Street Southeast, Division of Gastroenterology; Mmc 36
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. James Abraham's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Abraham's clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), inflammatory bowel disease, and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Lakes Medical Center and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). He takes Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Resident Teacher Award, University of Minnesota Internal Medicine Residency; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor - Rising Star"; and DIGEST Grant by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Boris Sudel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Transplant Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology
2450 Riverside Avenue; Pediatric Cdc#8952c
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Boris Sudel practices pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric gastroenterology in Minneapolis, MN, Wyoming, MN, and Maple Grove, MN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sudel include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. Dr. Sudel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Ridges Hospital, the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease, Liver Disease, Total Pancreatectomy, Transplant ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Khoruts, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
420 Delaware Street Se Mmc 36
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Alexander Khoruts, who practices in Minneapolis, MN, Saint Paul, MN, and Maple Grove, MN, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khoruts is conversant in Russian. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Maple Grove Hospital. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Khoruts include: Young Investigator Award, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota and Department of Medicine Young Investigator Award, University of Minnesota.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Burns, Immune Disorders, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Colonoscopy, ... (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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