We found 9 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Multi-State Plans near Irving, TX.

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Dr. Kurt Charles Lange, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7929 Brookriver Drive; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kurt Lange practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lange is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Lange include colonoscopy with polypectomy, colon biopsy, and colon polyps. The average patient rating for Dr. Lange is 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Lange is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Lange is open to new patients.

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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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7610 Stemmons Freeway; Suite 500
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Murali Alloju's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Alloju's practice, he is particularly interested in colon problems. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Kakatiya Medical College and Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Alloju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Colon Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7929 Brookriver Drive; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ruben Sandoval's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sandoval include hepatitis C, colon polyps, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He speaks Spanish.

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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. Narotham Reddy Thudi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Narotham Thudi's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Dallas, TX and Irving, TX. Dr. Thudi (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, gynecologic cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Thudi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Before completing his residency at Mountainside Hospital, Dr. Thudi attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Thudi takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert J Weisberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Robert Weisberg is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Irving, TX. Dr. Weisberg attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Weisberg is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Hereditary ... (Read more)

Dr. Naveena Allada, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Naveena Allada's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Irving, TX. She studied medicine at Andhra Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Allada include lung cancer, gynecologic cancer, and lymphoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allada honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Allada (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Allada is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sridevi Juvvadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Sridevi Juvvadi is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Juvvadi graduated from Osmania Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Juvvadi completed a residency program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Juvvadi's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colorectal problems, rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach problems, stomach cancer

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anand Thanwar Shivnani, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2001 N. Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 120
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Anand Shivnani specializes in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shivnani include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. Dr. Shivnani honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shivnani include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shivnani's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 North Macarthur; Suite 630
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Edelman is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, leukemia, and lung cancer. Dr. Edelman has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Edelman is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, liver cancer

All Interests: Research, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (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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