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. His areas of expertise include achalasia, hepatitis C, and gastric (stomach) ulcer. The average patient rating for Dr. Namburu is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Namburu honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Namburu attended Osmania University and Kakatiya Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Namburu (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Domingo Tan is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Tan's areas of expertise include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Chinese. Dr. Tan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Minimally Invasive ... (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 is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Xiong's areas of clinical interest consist of 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 attended medical school at Shanghai Medical University. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Xiong takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX. Dr. Mansoor (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, cervical cancer, and liver cancer. Her professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Her education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Boston Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mansoor accepts. 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 is a family practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murthy include warts, depression, and cyst removal. Dr. Murthy is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Murthy trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.