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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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Fleckenstein attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include endoscopy and liver transplant. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Kushnir honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Kushnir speaks Russian.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. Patients gave Dr. Early an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Early attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Weight Management, ... (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 works as an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Her education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Gutierrez honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gutierrez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He is especially interested in endoscopy. Dr. Lisker-Melman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lisker-Melman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in acid reflux (GERD). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Calicut Medical College for medical school, Dr. Gyawali completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He speaks Nepali. Dr. Gyawali's 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 practices adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Mullady attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Mullady focuses on interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mullady honors. Dr. Mullady is affiliated with 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Chen is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at National Taiwan University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Chen's residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He speaks Mandarin.

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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 an adult gastroenterologist and women's health specialist in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. She is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Regan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Regan has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Regan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His clinical interests include interventional endoscopy. Dr. Lang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lang attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Das is especially interested in interventional endoscopy and pancreatic cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including TriWest, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His professional affiliations include 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Al Ismail include acid reflux (GERD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Al Ismail honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from King Faisal University College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Al Ismail trained at Caritas Carney Hospital.

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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. 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 specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave Dr. Lederman an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cancer, colon problems, and rectal problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lederman is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. 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. 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Eagon is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Eagon honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Eagon attended Harvard Medical School.

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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 practices radiation oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bradley include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and proton therapy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bradley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

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

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

Dr. Naganathan Mani works as a pediatric radiologist and interventional radiologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He has a special interest in abdominal imaging, liver cancer, and uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Mani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Dr. Mani attended medical school at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and Stanley Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Mani (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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.