We found 4 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Viant near Round Rock, TX.
Dr. Anees Siddiqui sees patients in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Siddiqui focuses on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Siddiqui is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Siddiqui's residency was performed at Children's Medical Center Dallas. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Siddiqui is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders
Dr. Marisa Izaguirre's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Izaguirre's areas of clinical interest consist of upper endoscopy (EGD), capsule endoscopy, and colonoscopy. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Izaguirre is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She welcomes new patients.
Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, inflammatory bowel disease
All Interests: Capsule Endoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Stomach ... (Read more)
Dr. Amanda White is a specialist in urogynecology. She works in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. She has a special interest in urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. White studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. White speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is accepting new patients.
Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence
All Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence
Dr. Danielle Beachler is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beachler accepts. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Premature Babies
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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.