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We found 17 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Cigna Silver HMO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Leroy Odom, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 Crawford; Suite 1300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Leroy Odom works as a gastroenterologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sclerotherapy, hepatobiliary disorders, and hemorrhoids. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Odom graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Odom speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Odom's 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)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
1631 North Loop West; Suite 650
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Zayd Kaylani works as an adult gastroenterologist and general internist in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Kaylani attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamal Ghaleb Khalil, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamal Khalil is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: peripheral bypass surgery, tracheostomy, and heart surgery. Dr. Khalil accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Khalil completed his residency training at Polyclinic Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Cairo University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, Dr. Khalil (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Bruce Sanford, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 1103
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sanford practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Sanford's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Sanford is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Elmer Manner Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Manner is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Manner include anemia, colon cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Manner is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Manner average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Manner has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sickle Cell Disease, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Leukemia, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis T Campos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Campos is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Campos include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Campos attended medical school at National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Campos honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Oncologist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Julio Antonio Peguero, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julio Peguero, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peguero include pancreas problems, leukemia, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Peguero's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Myeloma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Yuval Raizen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine; One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuval Raizen specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raizen include colon cancer, breast cancer, and myeloma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Raizen has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Eric M Haas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1404
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Haas works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Haas attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Haas 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. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Haas's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. 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: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay Lin, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
One Baylor Plaza, Ms360; Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Radiology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jay Lin is a diagnostic radiologist. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lin include abdominal imaging, body imaging, and colon problems. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders, colon problems

All Interests: Body Imaging, Abdominal Imaging, Small Intestine Disorders, Colon Problems

Dr. Agha Sahir Saleem, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1919 North Loop West Suite; 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. A. Saleem is a general internist and adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Saleem is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Saleem is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Manuel Pina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2530 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Pina's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pina studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Pina has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Gallstones, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Chok-Keung K Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1200 Binz; #1388
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chok Lee specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Lee graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), asthma, and allergy testing. He honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Allergy Testing, Asthma

Dr. Arthur Donald Hamberger, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arthur Hamberger is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamberger accepts. Dr. Hamberger studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Colon Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Mahmood, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ali Mahmood is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of colon cancer, incontinence, and laparoscopic colectomy. On average, patients gave Dr. Mahmood a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Mahmood is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colon Cancer

Dr. Lisa Marie Haubert, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1404
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Haubert, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Haubert's clinical interests include sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Haubert has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, fecal incontinence, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Bleeding, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Colectomy, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Fecal ... (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.