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We found 47 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry HMO near Chagrin Falls, OH.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code A31
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Bret Lashner is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH. Dr. Lashner's areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Lashner has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Lashner (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Talal Adhami specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Adhami include esophageal varices, achalasia, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Dr. Adhami is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Adhami graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Adhami completed a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Adhami (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Marymount Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, diarrhea, diverticular disease, achalasia, celiac disease, gastritis

All Interests: Achalasia, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5900 Landerbrook Drive; Landerbrook Office and Endoscopy Center
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Ari Wiesen practices adult gastroenterology in Mayfield Heights, OH. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Wiesen completed his residency training at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. In his practice, Dr. Wiesen focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5900 Landerbrook Drive; Suite 190
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Miriam Vishny is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Mayfield Heights, OH. The average patient rating for Dr. Vishny is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vishny include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Vishny is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital. Dr. Vishny takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Maneesh Gurdarshan Dave, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3909 Orange Place; Suite 3200
Orange Village, OH
 

Dr. Maneesh Dave is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Cleveland, OH and Orange Village, OH. In his practice, Dr. Dave focuses on inflammatory bowel disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Dave obtained his medical school training at Topiwala National Medical College and performed his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. His professional affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH) and Cleveland VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3700 Park East Drive; Suite 100
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Brian Kirsh is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Beachwood, OH, Garfield Heights, OH, and Independence, OH. His clinical interests include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. The average patient rating for Dr. Kirsh is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kirsh takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kirsh completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, heartburn, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, gastrointestinal (GI) stricture, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Blood Tests, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Sclerotherapy, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code Bd10
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. David Lever works as an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lever include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Lever is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lever is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, gastrointestinal (GI) stricture, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brooke Reiter Baggenstos, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3909 Orange Place; Uh Digestive Health Institute, Suite 3200
Orange Village, OH
 

Dr. Brooke Glessing is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Beachwood, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Orange Village, OH. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Glessing completed her residency training at Hennepin County Medical Center. She is affiliated with UH Ahuja Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Cirrhosis, Pancreatic Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Advanced Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code Q10-1
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Raymond Rackley is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Cleveland, OH, Beachwood, OH, and Willoughby, OH. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Rackley include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and neurogenic bladder. Dr. Rackley's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Rectocele, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Clinical Trials, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code A30
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Brooke Gurland works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Gurland (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gurland include female incontinence, perianal abscess, and anal fissures. Dr. Gurland is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gurland's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Fellow, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), perianal abscess, anal fissures, colon polyps, fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, colorectal problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, perirectal abscess, rectal prolapse

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Tom Abelson's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abelson's clinical interests include nasal congestion (stuffy nose), sleep apnea, and snoring. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Abelson attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. He has received the following distinctions: Cleveland Super Doctors; Cleveland Magazine; and Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Nosebleeds, Sleep Problems, Septoplasty, Sore Throat, Ear Infection, Strep ... (Read more)

Dr. Tithi Biswas, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3909 Orange Place; Seidman Cancer Center, Suite 1100
Orange Village, OH
 

Dr. Tithi Biswas is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before completing her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Biswas attended medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with the University Hospitals (UH) and Vidant Health.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Pancreas Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Colorectal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
551 E Washington Street; Mail Code Cf10
Chagrin Falls, OH
 

Dr. Samina Yunus is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yunus include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Patients gave Dr. Yunus an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then she performed her residency at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Yunus (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Substance ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code Bd10
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Joel Holland, who practices in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, pulmonary valve disease, and mitral valve prolapse. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Holland's education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Holland is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Congenital Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code Hc31
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Thomas Garofalo practices colon & rectal surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Garofalo performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. These areas are among his clinical interests: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), and polypectomy (polyp removal). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, anal cancer, perianal abscess, anal fissures, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, constipation, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), perirectal abscess, rectal prolapse, colitis, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Anoscopy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Research, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So10
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Kendalle Cobb sees patients in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH. Her medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cobb takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cobb attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. Dr. Cobb (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Substance Abuse, Heartburn, ... (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.