We found 43 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Fairview Park, OH.

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Khaled Issa is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Issa speaks Arabic. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, hepatitis C, and upper endoscopy. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before completing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Issa attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Issa takes.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Colon Polyps, Upper Endoscopy, Bile Duct Problems, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
18099 Lorain Avenue; Mail Code Fairview Mob #233b
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Kadakkal Radhakrishnan is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Cleveland, OH. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His clinical interests include foreign body ingestion, achalasia, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Patients gave Dr. Radhakrishnan an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Radhakrishnan accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors; Best Doctor, Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2009 onwards; and America's Top Gastroenterologists, Consumers' Research Council of America, 2006 onwards. Dr. Radhakrishnan (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and MetroHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, fecal incontinence, constipation, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD), gastroenteritis

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Hepatitis C, Metabolic Disorders, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Edmond Blades specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Westlake, OH and Cleveland, OH. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Blades include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Blades is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blades takes. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Blades performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Bile Duct Problems, Weight ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Craig Harris is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Wetlake, OH and Westlake, OH. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Harris attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Harris's clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease and esophagus problems. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harris honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Noma Dakhil sees patients in Westlake, OH. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis C, and colonoscopy. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Dakhil attended Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Dakhil is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Colonoscopy

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
20455 Lorain Avenue; 2nd Floor
Fairview Park, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Lahorra's specialty is thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Hospital and MetroHealth. Dr. Lahorra attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lahorra takes. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Valve Surgery, Lung Resection, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urogynecology
18099 Lorain Avenue; Mail Code, Suite 212
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Marie Paraiso specializes in urogynecology. She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paraiso include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female incontinence. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Paraiso graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Paraiso completed a residency program at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. She has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America; Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine; and Cleveland Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), colon polyps

All Interests: Rectocele, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Colon Polyps, Incontinence, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. R. Thomas Thomas Temes, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
20455 Lorain Road #301; West Valley Medical Building
Fairview Park, OH
 

Dr. Roy Temes' medical specialty is thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Temes's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and achalasia. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Temes takes. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Temes (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian and Spanish. Dr. Temes is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, diverticular disease, achalasia, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Wedge Resection, Heart Problems, Heller Myotomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urogynecology
18099 Lorain Avenue; Mail Code Fmob1-212
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Matthew Barber sees patients in Cleveland, OH. His medical specialty is urogynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystocele (bladder prolapse), female incontinence, and uterine prolapse. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barber is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Barber's distinctions include: National Association for Continence (NAFC) 2009 Continence Care Champion; June Allyson Research Fellowship; and Pelvic Floor Disorders Network - NICHD, Principal Investigator for Cleveland Clinic Site. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence, constipation

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

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
18101 Lorain Avenue; Mail Code Moll
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Timothy Spiro specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Cleveland, OH and Independence, OH. He studied medicine at The University of Western Australia School of Medicine and Pharmacology. His areas of expertise consist of chemotherapy and melanoma. Dr. Spiro is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Spiro is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He has received the distinction of Cleveland magazine. He is affiliated with Fairview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Chemotherapy, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Tithi Biswas, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
960 Clague Road; Seidman Cancer Center, Suite 1200
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Tithi Biswas specializes in radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with the University Hospitals (UH) and Vidant Health. Dr. Biswas obtained her medical school training at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital and performed her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

Specializes in General Surgery
14601 Detroit, Lakewood Professional Building; Mail Code Ln20
Lakewood, OH
 

Dr. John Costin is a general surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Costin's training includes residency programs at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus and Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include the following: breast pain, second opinions, and thyroid cancer. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Costin takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Health System and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, anal cancer, perianal abscess, anal fissures, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, appendicitis, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, gastrointestinal (GI) stricture, rectal problems, perirectal abscess, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Breast Pain, Second Opinions, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Umbilical Hernia, Soft Tissue Tumor ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
18101 Lorain Avenue; Mail Code Fr30
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Cathleen Khandelwal specializes in general surgery and practices in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. Dr. Khandelwal attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Clinical interests for Dr. Khandelwal include moles, inguinal hernia, and appendicitis. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khandelwal accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She has received the following distinction: Red Sash Faculty Teaching Award from the University of Arkansas. She is professionally affiliated with Fairview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), diverticular disease, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon problems, appendicitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Appendicitis, Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery, Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
14519 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH
 

Dr. Ramon Malaya's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Malaya's areas of expertise include the following: lipoma, breast pain, and metastatic breast cancer. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. 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)

All Interests: Breast Pain, Second Opinions, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Breast-Conserving Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
30033 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Annie Tan is a general internist. Dr. Tan's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. After completing medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, she performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tan takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Alcohol Abuse, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Headache, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care
18101 Lorain Avenue; Mail Code Fairview Mob #233b
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Richard Herman's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, moles, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Herman's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and Fairview Hospital. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Herman attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 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), achalasia, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, perianal abscess, anal fissures, ulcerative colitis, short bowel syndrome, appendicitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Moles, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Thyroid Cancer, Inguinal Hernia, ... (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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