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We found 4 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Open Access near Pasadena, TX.

Dr. Moises Ilan Nevah Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
11476 Space Center Boulevard; Suite 100
Houston, TX

Dr. Moises Nevah Rubin's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Nevah Rubin honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Nevah Rubin is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rajendran, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX

Dr. Suresh Rajendran sees patients in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Pasadena, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Dr. Rajendran (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Hindi. Dr. Rajendran is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Heart Problems, Colon Cancer, Ulcers, Therapeutic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX

Dr. Daniel Darmadi's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Darmadi studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Darmadi include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, hepatitis C, and colorectal cancer screening. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Darmadi is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, ... (Read more)

Dr. Franz Emil Schneider, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX

Dr. Franz Schneider specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Schneider is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Rectal Bleeding, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Colon Problems, ... (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.