Finding Providers

We found 5 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Cigna near Burleson, TX.

Dr. Venkateswara Eswara-Rao Namburu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11797 South Freeway; Suite 242
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Venkat Namburu is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Namburu include achalasia, hepatitis C, and gastric (stomach) ulcer. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Namburu's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Namburu attended Osmania University and Kakatiya Medical College for medical school. Dr. Namburu (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, indigestion, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pyloric stenosis, achalasia, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, vomiting, gastric (stomach) ulcer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, colon problems, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Domingo Keng Tan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
11803 South Freeway; Suite 211
Burleson, TX

Dr. Domingo Tan is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. His clinical interests include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Tan studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Intra-Abdominal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry Q Xiong, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11805 S. Interstate 35 W; Suite 201
Burleson, TX

Dr. Henry Xiong specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Fort Worth, TX, Burleson, TX, and Weatherford, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Xiong is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include leukemia and gastrointestinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Xiong honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Shanghai Medical University. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer

Dr. Shadan Mansoor, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11805 S. Interstate 35w; #201
Burleson, TX

Dr. Shadan Mansoor's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX. She attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, cervical cancer, and liver cancer. Dr. Mansoor accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Mansoor (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Cervical Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Kenton Kumar Murthy, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
12500 South Freeway; Suite 207
Burleson, TX

Dr. Kenton Murthy's medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, depression, and cyst removal. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Murthy completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cyst Removal, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Eczema, Men's Health Issues, ... (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.