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

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

Dr. Bret Lashner's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lashner (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lashner include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lashner trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors.

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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, who practices in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include esophageal varices, achalasia, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Adhami is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before performing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Adhami attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Adhami (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Wiesen's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wiesen takes.

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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 a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Vishny's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vishny has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist in Cleveland, OH and Orange Village, OH. He has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Dave's professional affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH) and Cleveland VA Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Topiwala National Medical College and performed his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dave accepts.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirsh include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. Patient ratings for Dr. Kirsh average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Kirsh 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Lever is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Lever is 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is affiliated with UH Ahuja Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Glessing's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Hennepin County 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 an urologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), neurogenic bladder, and vaginal prolapse. Dr. Rackley takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Rackley 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 is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Gurland is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include female incontinence, perianal abscess, and anal fissures. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Gurland attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gurland include: Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Fellow, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Gurland (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. She is professionally 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, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Tom Abelson's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. His areas of expertise include the following: nasal congestion (stuffy nose), sleep apnea, and snoring. The average patient rating for Dr. Abelson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abelson accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 practices radiation oncology. After completing medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, she performed her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Biswas 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 sees patients in Cleveland, OH and Chagrin Falls, OH. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Yunus highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Yunus graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). She trained at Lutheran Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Yunus (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Holland include thoracic outlet syndrome, pulmonary valve disease, and mitral valve prolapse. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Holland trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for his residency.

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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's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), and polypectomy (polyp removal). Dr. Garofalo is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown for residency. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Garofalo is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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 practices family medicine. 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cobb (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is 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.