We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare HSA near Baytown, TX.

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

Dr. Deepa Sashital's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: anemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. Dr. Sashital is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She welcomes new patients. After attending Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school, Dr. Sashital completed her residency training at Raritan Bay Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Dr. Pamela Medellin works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Baytown, TX. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. Dr. Medellin studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Aquino's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Aquino honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients. He 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 Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed practices family medicine and emergency medicine. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 313; Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Boutros Kahla is a general surgeon in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Crosby, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and thyroid surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Kahla is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Edward Piña sees patients in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Piña's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Piña is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Monira Hamid-Kundi, who practices in Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamid-Kundi include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and breast reconstruction. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hamid-Kundi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, hemorrhoids

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Specializes in General Surgery
4301 Garth Road; Suite 214
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Donald Whitman works as a general surgeon in Baytown, TX. His clinical interests include breast biopsy, breast surgery, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Whitman studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Whitman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Dr. Mary Goswitz works as a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Goswitz include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Goswitz is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 211; Independence Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Caroline Kim practices general surgery in Baytown, TX. Her areas of expertise include colon cancer, skin surgery, and crohn's disease. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, ... (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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