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We found 13 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept PHCS PPO near Cypress, TX.

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

Dr. Bharat Pothuri specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pothuri has a special interest in pancreas problems, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pothuri honors. After attending Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Pothuri completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Pothuri (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Hussain's clinical interests: pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Hussain's hospital/clinic 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. Babatunde Olufemi Adeyefa, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21212 Northwest Freeway
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Babatunde Adeyefa is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Adeyefa's clinical interests: ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Adeyefa is accepting 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)

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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at St. Joseph's Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Ayyar 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 conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ayyar is professionally affiliated with 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

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 general surgery specialist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Keller's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Keller is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Keller has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Keller (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Leiva is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Leiva performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Leiva welcomes 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. Lisa Lai Jen Chan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Chan practices general internal medicine in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. These areas are among Dr. Chan's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ulcers, and osteomyelitis. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Chan 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. She welcomes 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kapoor's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kapoor 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. Dr. Kapoor (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Kapoor 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)

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

Dr. Sheila Tecson works as a family medicine practitioner. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Tecson's practice, she is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Tecson attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tecson has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 works as a family practice physician. Dr. Lamping's areas of expertise include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patient reviews placed her at 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. Lamping 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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Worley is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Worley include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and minor surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Worley trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Worley has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Worley is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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

Dr. Dalbir Purewal's medical specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Purewal's clinical interests include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Purewal is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

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

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

Dr. Maryum Zohair works as an internist in Houston, TX. Dr. Zohair's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Zohair is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Zohair graduated from Dow Medical College. Dr. Zohair's average rating from Dr. Zohair's 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. Zohair takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zohair's office for an appointment.

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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.