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We found 4 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Cigna near Burleson, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11797 South Freeway; Suite 242
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 386-5767; (817) 568-8622

Dr. Venkat Namburu's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Namburu's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, hepatitis C, and gastric (stomach) ulcer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Osmania University and Kakatiya Medical College. Dr. Namburu completed his residency training at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Interfaith Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Namburu (or staff) speaks Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. Dr. Namburu is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Abdominal Disorders, Abdominal Pain, Anemia, Autoimmune Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Benign ... (Read more)

Domingo Keng Tan MD
Specializes in General Surgery
11803 South Freeway; Suite 211
Burleson, TX
(817) 433-5658; (817) 336-6012

Dr. Domingo Tan is a physician who specializes in general surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Tan's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Tan has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. 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 has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Abdominal Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Procedure, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Appendectomy, ... (Read more)

Henry Q Xiong MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
11805 S. Interstate 35 W; Suite 201
Burleson, TX
(817) 759-7000; (817) 551-5312

Dr. Henry Xiong practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Xiong graduated from Shanghai Medical University. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal cancer. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Xiong is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Medical Oncology

Dr. Kenton Kumar Murthy DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
12500 South Freeway; Suite 207
Burleson, TX
(817) 912-8530

Dr. Kenton Murthy is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include warts, depression, and cyst removal. Dr. Murthy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Murthy attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Adolescent Athletes, Adolescent Health, Allergic Conjuctivitis, Allergy & Asthma ... (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.