We found 5 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Frisco, TX.
Dr. Murali Alloju's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: colon problems and endoscopic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alloju honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Kakatiya Medical College and Osmania Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Alloju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.
Relevant Interests: , colon problems
All Interests: Colon Diseases, Endoscopic Surgery, Colon Disease, Endoscopic
Dr. Octavio De La Pena's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colon problems, gastric (stomach) ulcer, and screening colonoscopy. 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. De La Pena graduated from La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. De La Pena speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.
Relevant Interests: , gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon problems
All Interests: Colon Diseases, Colonoscopy Screening, Gastric Ulcer, Colon Disease, Ulcers
Dr. Dale Burleson's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burleson include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Burleson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Burleson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He has an open panel.
Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, colon polyps
All Interests: Colon & Rectal Disease, Colon Cancer Screening, Colon Polyps, Colonoscopies, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)
Dr. Julianne Santarosa is a specialist in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santarosa include gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy), thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy), and hernia surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Santarosa at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Santarosa graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Santarosa's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. She has an open panel.
Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Abdominal Pains, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Advanced Robotic Surgery, Bowel Disease, Gall ... (Read more)
Dr. Salim Jabbour is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Plano, TX, McKinney, TX, and Frisco, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Dr. Jabbour's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of McKinney. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jabbour takes. He has an open panel.
Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer
All Interests: Colon/Rectal Cancer Surgery, Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Laparoscopic Surgery
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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.