We found 81 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 is an adult gastroenterologist, general internist, and hepatologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Raijman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raijman include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. He 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. Before performing his residency at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Raijman attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Raijman welcomes 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. David Wickliffe Victor III, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Victor is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He works in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and hemochromatosis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Victor attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Victor is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Victor's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Endoscopy, Hemochromatosis, ... (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). She has a special interest in anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Amaratunge 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 attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Houston Methodist. Dr. Amaratunge has an open panel.

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

Dr. Victor Ankoma-Sey practices legal medicine, gastroenterology (digestive system), and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School. Dr. Ankoma-Sey's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, hepatobiliary disorders, and endoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Ankoma-Sey average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ankoma-Sey is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

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

Dr. Leroy Odom is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He has a special interest in endoscopic sclerotherapy, hepatobiliary disorders, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Odom accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Odom is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His practice is open to 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) and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include crohn's disease, incontinence, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Nguyen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Nguyen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He welcomes new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. F. Hochman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hochman include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Hochman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hochman honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, Dr. Hochman attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hochman 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)

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

Dr. Alan Glombicki is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Glombicki completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glombicki include ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Glombicki honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice 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. Alberto Oswaldo Barroso, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 1101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alberto Barroso sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barroso's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Barroso studied medicine at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. He 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 M Dobbs, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1708
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stuart Dobbs sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dobbs include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. Dr. Dobbs is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dobbs has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He 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 sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Abraham is 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Abraham's practice, she is particularly interested in crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abraham takes. She is open to new patients. Dr. Abraham attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

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

Dr. Brian Kaplan is a gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Kaplan's areas of clinical interest consist of ulcers, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaplan welcomes new patients.

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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 I Egwim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chukwuma Egwim is an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. Dr. Egwim's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and endoscopy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He studied medicine at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Egwim welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shivshanker's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and colon cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Shivshanker average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Shivshanker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. 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 Ball III, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Ball, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ball's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallstones. His professional affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ball accepts. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Gulchin Ergun works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Ergun studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Ergun has indicated that Dr. Ergun's clinical interests include ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Patients gave Dr. Ergun an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ergun takes. Dr. Ergun has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ergun is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ergun's office for an appointment.

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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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