We found 12 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept PHCS PPO near Cypress, TX.

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

Dr. Babatunde Adeyefa is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adeyefa 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, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Adeyefa completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 545
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Bharat Pothuri, who practices in Cypress, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of pancreas problems, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Pothuri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Pothuri takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Pothuri attended Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Pothuri (or staff) speaks 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. Ayub Hussain, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 625
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Ayub Hussain works as a gastroenterologist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hussain include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. Dr. Hussain's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hussain's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ayyar obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Ayyar 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)

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

Dr. Kim Keller's area of specialization is general surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Keller a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include warts, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Keller attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Keller has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Keller (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Keller welcomes 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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Leiva is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Leiva is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leiva accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Ashish Kapoor is an internist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Kapoor (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kapoor's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Chan is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Chan's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ulcers, and osteomyelitis. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Chan obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to English, Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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

Dr. Sheila Tecson is a family practice physician in Houston, TX. She graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Tecson's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Tecson has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

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

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

Dr. Dalbir Purewal's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Purewal include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Purewal's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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 Rittenhouse Lamping, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25282 Northwest Frwy.; Suite 200
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Dorothy Lamping works as a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Lamping has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lamping include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She 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 welcomes new patients. Dr. Lamping studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lamping trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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. Maryum Zohair, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maryum Zohair sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Maryum Zohair's medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Zohair's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Zohair has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Zohair's patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zohair accepts. Dr. Zohair is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Zohair is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Zohair has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Depression, Kidney Stones, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (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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