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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9440 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ruben Sandoval's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include hepatitis C, colon polyps, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. Dr. Sandoval is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, bowel obstruction, intestinal (bowel) problems, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colectomy, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt Charles Lange, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9440 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kurt Lange specializes in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include colonoscopy with polypectomy, colon biopsy, and colon polyps. Dr. Lange is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Lange performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lange's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel obstruction, small intestine disorders, colon problems, bowel obstruction, rectal problems, intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. David Jude Magee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9440 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Magee is an adult gastroenterologist. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Magee include colon polypectomy, hepatitis C, and colon biopsy. Dr. Magee has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Magee is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel obstruction, small intestine disorders, colon problems, bowel obstruction, rectal problems, intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. David W Ritter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
9440 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Ritter, who practices in Rowlett, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In Dr. Ritter's practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid problems, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ritter 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Jairo Rafael Olivares, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
530 Clara Barton; Suite 250
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Jairo Olivares' areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Olivares is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Olivares include bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), pituitary tumor surgery, and vulvar cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Texas Oncology. Dr. Olivares obtained his medical school training at the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, hepatoblastoma, rectal cancer, stomach problems, colon cancer, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal problems, stomach cancer, liver cancer, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gavin Mark Melmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
530 Clara Barton; Suite 250
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Gavin Melmed works as an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. Dr. Melmed is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Melmed include bladder cancer, cancer screening, and thyroid cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Melmed takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, hepatoblastoma, rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach problems, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal problems, stomach cancer, liver cancer, rectal problems

All Interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Rectal Problems, Hepatoblastoma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
9440 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Richard Wootan is a general surgery specialist in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wootan include inguinal hernia, gallbladder problems, and thyroid surgery. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Wootan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients. Dr. Wootan obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Incisional Hernia, Skin Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Manish Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
530 Clara Barton Boulevard, Suite 250; Baylor Medical Plaza Iv
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Manish Gupta's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Garland, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Gupta's areas of expertise include the following: bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), vulvar cancer, and intravesical chemotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta's training includes a residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatoblastoma, rectal cancer, stomach problems, colon cancer, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal problems, stomach cancer, liver cancer, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sashidhar Narapa Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
530 Clara Barton; Suite 250
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Sashidhar Reddy's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Reddy's clinical interests include platelet disorders, bladder cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology. Dr. Reddy is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, hepatoblastoma, rectal cancer, stomach problems, colon cancer, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal problems, stomach cancer, liver cancer, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Russ Deacon Birdwell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
700 Walter Reed Boulevard; Suite 311
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Russ Birdwell is a general surgeon in Garland, TX, McKinney, TX, and Richardson, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birdwell include cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. Dr. Birdwell is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Stuart Johnston, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
700 Walter Reed Boulevard; Suite 311
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Walter Johnston is a general surgeon in Garland, TX and Richardson, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Johnston is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Johnston is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnston attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Louis Bailey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
700 Walter Reed Boulevard; Suite 311
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Mark Bailey practices general surgery. Dr. Bailey's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bailey accepts. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (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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