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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4201 Garth Road, Suite 309; Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. R. Patel specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Tyler, TX, Baytown, TX, and Houston, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include ulcers, anemia, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Deepa Rajesh Sashital, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4021 Garth; Suite 101
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Deepa Sashital, who practices in Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. Her residency was performed at Raritan Bay Medical Center. Dr. Sashital's clinical interests include anemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. Dr. Sashital is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Myeloma, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela Louisa Medellin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4021 Garth; Suite 101
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Pamela Medellin is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Medellin honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Medellin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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Dr. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Aquino at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aquino accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Aquino graduated from St. John's Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, diverticular disease, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, bowel obstruction, colorectal cancer, appendicitis

All Interests: Warts, Appendicitis, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road; Suite 301
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Edward Piña is a medical specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Piña studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Piña is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Piña is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Gallstones, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Sue Goswitz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4021 Garth Road; Suite #105
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mary Goswitz is a radiation oncology specialist in Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goswitz include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Brain Tumor, Bladder ... (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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