We found 17 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Katy, TX.

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Dr. Andrzej Jerzy Janecki, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 560
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Andrzej Janecki's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Janecki is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Janecki's clinical interests include hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Janecki graduated from Poznan University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Liver Biopsy, Liver Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. James A Maher Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21392 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. James Maher sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maher takes. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Maher is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. William Alexander Currie, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21700 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 201
Katy, TX
 

Dr. William Currie's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Currie studied medicine at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colitis

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Colitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Ulcers, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Memory Loss

Dr. Spencer Chun Yueh Li, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
21316 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Spencer Li's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). In his practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer and crohn's disease. Dr. Li takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Li is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21312 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Pedro Arguello, who practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arguello include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), endoscopic sclerotherapy, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Arguello 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. Dr. Arguello is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Sclerotherapy, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Thomas McKnight, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 580
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Scott McKnight's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. McKnight has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery, Fecal Incontinence, Anorectal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Omar I Madriz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 580
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Omar Madriz sees patients in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Bunker Hill Village, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Madriz is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Madriz include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Madriz studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Madriz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Branden Hsu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 340
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Branden Hsu works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Hsu's areas of clinical interest consist of colon cancer, breast cancer, and brain cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Hsu is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Oncology, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Joey Michael Bluhm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23920 Katy Frwy.; Suite 560a
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Joey Bluhm practices general surgery in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Cypress, TX. Dr. Bluhm's clinical interests include thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bluhm has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ricardo M Bonnor, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
21720 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 303a
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Ricardo Bonnor, who practices in Katy, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Bonnor attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Bonnor's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Bonnor's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Juvederm, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Clay Albrecht, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 560
Katy, TX
 

Dr. William Albrecht practices general surgery in Stafford, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Albrecht include breast biopsy, breast surgery, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Albrecht's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Dieu rick Quang Rick Ngo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 410
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Dieu Ngo is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Katy, TX, Stafford, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Ngo's clinical interests: amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ngo accepts. He has an open panel. Dr. Ngo is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus and St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunil Kumar Chillakuru Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
23923 Cinco Ranch Boulevard; Suite 400
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Reddy is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Reddy speaks Telugu. Dr. Reddy's professional affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Endoscopy, Peptic Ulcer

Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21376 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez practices family medicine in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. After attending Autonomous University of Central America for medical school, she completed her residency training at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alvarez include knee problems, warts, and menopause. The average patient rating for Dr. Alvarez is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alvarez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Amenorrhea, Scoliosis, Kidney Stones, Gallstones, Hypertension, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1331 W Grand Parkway North; Suite 230
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Kalapatapu graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kalapatapu include knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Kalapatapu has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Sammy E Khoury, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Sammy Khoury is a medical specialist in general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Khoury is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Khoury's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Lankenau Medical Center for his residency.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, ... (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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