We found 83 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept CIGNA POS near Houston, TX.

Dr. Isaac L Raijman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isaac Raijman sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Raijman's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Raijman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Paul Glombicki, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Glombicki is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Glombicki average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Glombicki is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fredric Lyone Hochman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fredric Hochman is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hochman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hochman include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hochman accepts. Dr. Hochman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopy, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 Crawford; Suite 1300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Leroy Odom is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Odom has indicated that his clinical interests include endoscopic sclerotherapy, hepatobiliary disorders, and hemorrhoids. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Odom is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopy, ERCP, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dang Nguyen specializes in adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and hepatology (liver disease). He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease, incontinence, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen honors. Dr. Nguyen has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease

All Interests: Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harshinie Amaratunge's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Amaratunge is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Amaratunge's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy, Anemia

Dr. Alberto Oswaldo Barroso, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 1101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alberto Barroso works as a gastroenterologist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Barroso's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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 welcomes new patients. Dr. Barroso studied medicine at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Barroso has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart Myron Dobbs, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1708
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stuart Dobbs is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Dobbs attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Clinical interests for Dr. Dobbs include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Dobbs has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist 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: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Bincy Paulose Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bincy Abraham is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Houston, TX. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Abraham's areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Abraham has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Victor Ankoma-Sey, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Ankoma-Sey specializes in legal medicine, gastroenterology (digestive system), and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) and practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ankoma-Sey's clinical interests include colon cancer, hepatobiliary disorders, and endoscopy. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ankoma-Sey accepts. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Howard Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Kaplan is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kaplan's areas of clinical interest consist of ulcers, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chukwuma Ikechukwu Egwim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chukwuma Egwim is a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and endoscopy. Dr. Egwim takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Egwim is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Endoscopy, Liver Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shivshanker's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and colon cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Shivshanker's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer

All Interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Webster Iii Ball III, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Ball is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ball attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ball is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ball's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease

All Interests: Incontinence, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. David Wickliffe Victor III, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Victor's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Victor include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and hemochromatosis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Victor graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Victor is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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Dr. Gulchin Ayshe Ergun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1160
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gulchin Ergun is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Ergun has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Ergun's patients. Dr. Ergun's clinical interests include ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ergun is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ergun is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ergun is accepting new patients. Dr. Ergun graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Ergun has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Endoscopy

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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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