Finding Providers
loading

We found 33 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Missouri City, TX.

Dr. Alan Paul Glombicki, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 840
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Glombicki's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. Dr. Glombicki is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Glombicki trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Glombicki has an open panel.

Read more

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

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

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1400 Creek Way Drive; Suite 201b
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Madhukar Kaw's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kaw average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaw's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before completing his residency at Government Medical College and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Kaw attended medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu. Dr. Kaw's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

Read more

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Guillermo Ii Trabanino II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 105
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. J. Trabanino works as a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Trabanino include ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Trabanino takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Trabanino's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

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

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

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1400 Creek Way Drive; Suite 201b
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tojo Thomas, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Thomas attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomas is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

Read more

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 840
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker works as an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. He is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Shivshanker's clinical interests include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shivshanker takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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

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

Dr. Daniel Webster Iii Ball III, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 840
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Ball works as an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Ball is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and biopsy. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ball's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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

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

Dr. Victor Wei-Ming Yang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
7737 Sw Frwy.; Suite 840
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Yang is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yang include ablation, ulcers, and anemia. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang accepts. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Yang is open to new patients.

Read more

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

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

Dr. Sistla Bala Krishna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 805
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sistla Krishna practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Houston, TX. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krishna is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Ear Problems, Heart Problems, Nose Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Joint Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis T Campos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; #550
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos' areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Campos's 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. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Campos is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Dr. Julio Antonio Peguero, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 575
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julio Peguero works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, leukemia, and lung cancer. He 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. Dr. Peguero attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Peguero is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Myeloma, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 575
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuval Raizen, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raizen include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raizen accepts. He graduated from 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

No Photo
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
138 Eldridge; Suite E
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim works as a general internist, genetics specialist, and geriatrician. She studied medicine at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ajim include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. On average, patients gave Dr. Ajim a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ajim is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex Phuoc Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 575
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alex Nguyen's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. These areas are among Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests: colon cancer, bone marrow aspiration, and blood disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Charles Joseph Aramburo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Aramburo's area of specialization is general surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Aramburo attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Aramburo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Aramburo's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia, Appendectomy, Small Intestine Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Bhagwat Purushottam Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1250 Creek Way Drive; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel works as an internist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Patel 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. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency.

Read more

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

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Shoulder Problems, Sickle ... (Read more)

Dr. Dieu rick Rick Quang Rick Ngo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
13811 Murphy Road
Stafford, TX
 

Dr. Dieu Ngo practices general surgery in Katy, TX, Stafford, TX, and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ngo include amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Ngo is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.