We found 33 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 specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fleckenstein include endoscopy and liver transplant. Dr. Fleckenstein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Fleckenstein 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: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant

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 is a gastroenterologist. She has a special interest in interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). On average, patients gave Dr. Early a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Early obtained her medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. She is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Gutierrez is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gutierrez honors. Dr. Gutierrez is a graduate of 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. She speaks Spanish.

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

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

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 works as an adult gastroenterologist and adult transplant hepatologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In addition to English, Dr. Lisker-Melman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Lisker-Melman's clinical interests encompass endoscopy. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lisker-Melman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. His education and training includes medical school at Calicut Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gyawali include acid reflux (GERD). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he 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. Vladimir Markovicl Kushnir, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Professional Office Building 2
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Vladimir Kushnir's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Kushnir attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kushnir include interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Russian. 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: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal cancer

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

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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mullady include interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. Dr. Mullady accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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, who practices in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. These areas are among his clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Chen trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Enteroscopy, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lang include interventional endoscopy. Dr. Lang is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Interventional Endoscopy, Enteroscopy, Stent Placement, Endoscopic ... (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. In his practice, Dr. Das focuses on interventional endoscopy and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Das's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including TriWest, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Das attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Al Ismail include acid reflux (GERD). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at King Faisal University College of Medicine, Dr. Al Ismail performed her residency at Caritas Carney Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: Anorectal Procedures, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Cancer, Swallowing ... (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 is a specialist in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eagon include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Eagon takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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: , stomach problems, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Steven R Hunt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Steven Hunt is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hunt include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, anal cancer

All Interests: Cystocele, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Cancer, Enterocele, Inflammatory Bowel ... (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 medical specialist in radiation oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Dr. Bradley is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His 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, Stereotactic Body Radiation ... (Read more)

Dr. William Gabriel Hawkins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. William Hawkins works as a general surgeon and oncologist in Saint Louis, MO. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hawkins include hepatobiliary cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Revision Surgery, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Sarcoma, Hepatobiliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew G Mutch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Mutch works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Mutch is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mutch takes. Dr. Mutch is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, anal fissures, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Prolapse, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Genetic ... (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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