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We found 34 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept TriWest near Creve Coeur, MO.

Dr. Jacquelyn Fitch Fleckenstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Professional Office Building 2
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jaquelyn Fleckenstein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. She works in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Fleckenstein's areas of expertise consist of endoscopy and liver transplant. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Fleckenstein trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant

Dr. Vladimir Markovicl Kushnir, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Professional Office Building 2
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Vladimir Kushnir sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kushnir's areas of clinical interest consist of interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kushnir accepts. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is conversant in Russian. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dayna S Early, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1020 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 3 Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Dayna Early's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Early's areas of expertise include interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Early is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Weight Management, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexandra Marin Gutierrez, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alexandra Gutierrez sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Her medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. She speaks Spanish. She is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Gutierrez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gutierrez completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Gutierrez accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Mauricio Lisker Melman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mauricio Lisker-Melman specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In his practice, Dr. Lisker-Melman focuses on endoscopy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lisker-Melman takes. He is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lisker-Melman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Lisker-Melman is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures

Dr. Chandra Prakash Gyawali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Chandra Gyawali is an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gyawali include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Gyawali honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Calicut Medical College. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gyawali speaks Nepali. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, esophageal motility disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Acid Reflux

Dr. Daniel K Mullady, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Mullady is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Mullady's areas of clinical interest consist of interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Mullady completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chien-Huan Chen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Building Two
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Chien-Huan Chen's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Chen graduated from National Taiwan University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Small Intestine Disorders

Dr. Kara Anne Regan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Women's Health
1040 North Mason Road; Building 1 Suite 206
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Kara Regan is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and women's health. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Regan's education and training includes medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Gabriel David Lang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gabriel Lang's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include interventional endoscopy. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lang accepts. Dr. Lang obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Lang is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, small intestine disorders

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Interventional Endoscopy, Small Intestine Disorders, Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Koushik Kumar Das, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12634 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Koushik Das' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of interventional endoscopy and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Das honors TriWest, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Das is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Stent Placement, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ghadah A Al Ismail, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3015 N. Ballas Road; First Floor
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ghadah Al Ismail, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Al Ismail include acid reflux (GERD). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at King Faisal University College of Medicine, Dr. Al Ismail performed her residency at Caritas Carney Hospital. Dr. Al Ismail is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Cancer, Swallowing Problems, Screening ... (Read more)

Dr. John Christopher Eagon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Bariatric Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. J. Eagon specializes in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Eagon's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Patient ratings for Dr. Eagon average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey D Bradley, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 101
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bradley is a radiation oncologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Bradley is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bradley completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Proton Therapy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Eric D Lederman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
555 North New Ballas Road; Suite 265
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Eric Lederman's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lederman include cancer, colon problems, and rectal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Lederman's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Colon Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer

Dr. Naganathan B Mani, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
12634 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Naganathan Mani sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His medical specialties are pediatric radiology and vascular & interventional radiology. After completing medical school at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and Stanley Medical College, he performed his residency at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. In his practice, he is particularly interested in abdominal imaging, liver cancer, and uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mani accepts. Dr. Mani (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Abdominal Imaging, Liver Cancer, Hepatobiliary ... (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.