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We found 18 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Cypress, TX.

Dr. Arvind Cherku Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
Cypress Hospital; Professional Building
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arvind Reddy is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include crohn's disease, gallstones, and pancreas problems. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Reddy has an open panel. He is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College and a graduate of DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital's residency program. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajeshwar Pal Abrol, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 340
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rajeshwar Abrol practices adult gastroenterology in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. He attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar. For his residency, Dr. Abrol trained at Government Medical College and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abrol honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Abrol (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Colonoscopy

Dr. Tushar Dilip Dharia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13114 Fm 1960 Road W; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tushar Dharia is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dharia honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Dharia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Pasadena Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Viral Hepatitis, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Bharat Pothuri, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 545
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Bharat Pothuri works as an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Pothuri attended Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. On average, patients gave Dr. Pothuri a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Pothuri (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ayub Hussain, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 625
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Ayub Hussain is an adult gastroenterologist. In addition to English, Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. Dr. Hussain is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hussain has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Babatunde Olufemi Adeyefa, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21212 Northwest Freeway
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Babatunde Adeyefa's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. 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. Adeyefa attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Adeyefa has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Endoscopy, ERCP, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles L Yen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 140
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Charles Yen's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Yen's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and minor surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Yen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Yen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, colon problems

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sarcoidosis, Brain Cancer, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Subramanyam Manny Ayyar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 250
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar's medical specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ayyar include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital, Dr. Ayyar attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Ayyar's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

Dr. Kim Dorian Keller, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 210
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Kim Keller is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Keller attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Keller include warts, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Keller accepts. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Keller (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and Spanish. Dr. Keller's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Warts, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Ignacio Leiva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 250
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Leiva is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leiva's clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Leiva attended medical school at Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Warts, Lung Biopsy, Circumcision, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Lai Jen Chan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Chan's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ulcers, and osteomyelitis. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Chan attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Chan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Osteomyelitis, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashish Kapoor, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 465
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Ashish Kapoor's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kapoor's clinical interests include prostate problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kapoor's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kapoor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Health Promotion, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Joey Michael Bluhm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
27700 Northwest Frwy.; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joey Bluhm specializes in general surgery and practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX. Patients rated Dr. Bluhm highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Bluhm attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheila Liberty De Cast Tecson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 390
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheila Tecson practices family medicine in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Tecson include sinusitis (sinus infection), pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tecson takes. Dr. Tecson has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Hypertension, Skin Biopsy, Hemorrhoids, Sinusitis, Pap Test, Preventive Care

Dr. Dorothy Rittenhouse Lamping, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25282 Northwest Frwy.; Suite 200
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Dorothy Lamping practices family medicine in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Her clinical interests include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. Dr. Lamping has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Lamping graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Anthony Worley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 245
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Worley's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Worley's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and minor surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. The average patient rating for Dr. Worley is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Minor Surgery, Obesity, Esophageal Surgery, Endoscopy, Laparoscopic ... (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.