We found 48 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry HSA near Chagrin Falls, OH.

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

Dr. Bret Lashner's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lashner's areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Lashner average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lashner trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Lashner (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is professionally 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Talal Adhami's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Adhami a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Adhami include esophageal varices, achalasia, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. He is affiliated with Marymount Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Adhami (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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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)

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

Dr. Ari Wiesen is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wiesen include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Wiesen is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Miriam Vishny's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Vishny is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Vishny attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Brian Kirsh is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Beachwood, OH, Garfield Heights, OH, and Independence, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kirsh include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kirsh completed his residency training 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)

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

Dr. Maneesh Dave's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dave's education and training includes medical school at Topiwala National Medical College and residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. He is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dave's hospital/clinic 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

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

Dr. David Lever practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lever obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lever include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Lever is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Beachwood, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Orange Village, OH. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Hennepin County Medical Center, Dr. Glessing attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Raymond Rackley specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Rackley's areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), neurogenic bladder, and vaginal prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Rackley's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

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

Specializes in Otolaryngology
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Tom Abelson sees patients in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: nasal congestion (stuffy nose), sleep apnea, and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Abelson attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abelson accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Cleveland Super Doctors; Cleveland Magazine; and Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Brooke Gurland practices colon & rectal surgery. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Gurland's clinical interests include female incontinence, perianal abscess, and anal fissures. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gurland honors. She has received distinctions including Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Fellow, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. In addition to English, Dr. Gurland (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. She is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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. She studied medicine at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). For her residency, Dr. Yunus trained at Lutheran Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yunus accepts. Dr. Yunus (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Yunus 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)

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

Dr. Joel Holland's specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, pulmonary valve disease, and mitral valve prolapse. Patient reviews placed Dr. Holland at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Holland attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Holland is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Thomas Garofalo is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), and polypectomy (polyp removal). He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital. Dr. Garofalo graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. Dr. Garofalo's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, rectal bleeding

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

Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code Q10-1
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Courtenay Moore is an urologist and female pelvic medicine specialist in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH. Patients rated Dr. Moore highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), neurogenic bladder, and vaginal prolapse. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Moore accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, she performed her residency at Albany Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: American Foundation for Urologic Disease Research Scholar. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Cystoscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
26900 Cedar Road; Suite 22n
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Laura Lipold's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lipold include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipold honors. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Lipold trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Her distinctions include: Top Doc and Cleveland Magazine. Dr. Lipold is professionally affiliated with South Pointe Hospital.

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

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Metabolic Syndrome, Sports Health, Headache, ... (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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