We found 5 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Cigna near Burleson, TX.
Dr. Venkat Namburu is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Namburu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, hepatitis C, and gastric (stomach) ulcer. Dr. Namburu is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Namburu average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Namburu's office for an appointment.
Relevant Interests: , indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, Crohn's disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, malabsorption, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, pyloric stenosis, stomach problems, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, colon problems, bowel obstruction, acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Esophageal Ulcer, ... (Read more)
Dr. Domingo Tan's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Chinese. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Tan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems
All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)
Dr. Henry Xiong is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Fort Worth, TX, Burleson, TX, and Weatherford, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Xiong average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Xiong's areas of expertise include the following: leukemia and gastrointestinal cancer. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Xiong is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Shanghai Medical University. He is conversant in Chinese.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer
All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer
Dr. Shadan Mansoor specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Mansoor (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Mansoor include bladder cancer, cervical cancer, and liver cancer. Dr. Mansoor is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Mansoor is a graduate of Dow Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Mansoor trained at Boston Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mansoor has an open panel.
Relevant Interests: , liver cancer
All Interests: Liver Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Cervical Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Blood Disorders
Dr. Kenton Murthy's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Murthy's areas of expertise include warts, depression, and cyst removal. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murthy honors. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Murthy completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
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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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.