We found 17 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Cypress, TX.

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

Dr. Bharat Pothuri works as an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Dr. Pothuri is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pothuri takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Pothuri graduated from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Pothuri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Spanish.

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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. Babatunde Olufemi Adeyefa, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Ste 425-a
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Babatunde Adeyefa's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Adeyefa's clinical interests include ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Adeyefa's medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Tushar Dharia sees patients in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dharia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Pasadena Clinic. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Rajeshwar Abrol is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Abrol has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Government Medical College, Amritsar and then went on to complete his residency at Government Medical College and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Abrol (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Abrol is professionally affiliated with 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. Arvind C Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
Cypress Hospital; Professional Building
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arvind Reddy works as a gastroenterologist and adult hepatologist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, gallstones, and pancreas problems. He honors 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 DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Dr. Reddy attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Ayub Hussain's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hussain's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Hussain (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Hussain's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Charles L Yen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 230
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Charles Yen works as a hematologist and oncologist in Houston, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Cypress, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yen include lung cancer, breast cancer, and colon problems. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Yen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school 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 and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Yen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Colon Problems, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Kim Keller's specialty is general surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Keller include warts, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. Dr. Keller is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Keller takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Keller (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Warts, Thyroid Problems, Moles, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ashish Kapoor's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kapoor's areas of expertise include prostate problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). 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. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kapoor (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Kapoor's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kapoor's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Health Promotion, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver ... (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. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital, Dr. Ayyar attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. 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. Dr. Ayyar speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Chan is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ulcers, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan accepts. 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. Joey Michael Bluhm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
27700 Northwest Freeway; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joey Bluhm practices general surgery in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Cypress, TX. Dr. Bluhm's clinical interests include thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He 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. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bluhm has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Jorge Leiva works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Leiva is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leiva has an open panel. He completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. 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. Sheila Liberty Tecson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 390
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheila Tecson sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Tecson's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tecson takes. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Tecson is affiliated with Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Dalbir S Purewal, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dalbir Purewal sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Purewal average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Purewal include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Purewal is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Incontinence, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dorothy Lamping works as a family practice physician. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. Dr. Lamping is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lamping's practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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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.

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