We found 9 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 104 near Southlake, TX.
Dr. Muhammad Asim is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Asim (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and pancreas problems. Dr. Asim is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. Dr. Asim is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhea, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Acid Reflux, Cirrhosis, Colon Cancer Prevention/Screening, Colon Cancer Screening, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)
Dr. Yvonne Coyle is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Grapevine, TX and Dallas, TX. Her areas of clinical interest consist of solid tumor and gastrointestinal tumor. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Coyle attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Coyle is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal tumor
All Interests: Gastrointestinal Tumors, Solid Tumors
Dr. Jerry Lugger works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Euless, TX and Southlake, TX. These areas are among Dr. Lugger's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thigh lift. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Patient ratings for Dr. Lugger average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lugger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
All Interests: Adjacent Tissue Transfer, Benign Tumors, Breast Diseases, Breast Reduction, Breast Surgical ... (Read more)
Dr. Vikas Aurora is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Aurora include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aurora attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and Texas Oncology. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colorectal problems, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer
All Interests: Abdominal Cancer, Benign Hematology, Bile Duct Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Marrow Biopsy, Bone ... (Read more)
Dr. Michael Bryan's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of diverticular disease, colorectal cancer screening, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Bryan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Bryan is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. His practice is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer
All Interests: Colon Cancer Screening, Colorectal Cancer, Diverticulitis, Fissures, Hemorrhoids, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)
Dr. James Mackey is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Mackey's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and colon cancer. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Mackey is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound.
Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, colon polyps, colorectal cancer
All Interests: Abdominal Cancer, Acute Leukemia, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia/ALL, Acute Myelogenous Leukemia/AML, ... (Read more)
Dr. Peter Grays' area of specialization is general surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colon surgery, inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Grays's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Resources, and Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Columbus Hospital, Chicago for residency. Dr. Grays accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.
Relevant Interests: , appendicitis
All Interests: Abdominal Surgery, Appendicitis, Colon Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Hernia Repair, Inguinal Hernia ... (Read more)
Dr. Dale Brancel is a general surgeon in Hurst, TX and Trophy Club, TX. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Grandview Medical Center. Dr. Brancel's areas of expertise consist of venous disease, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Brancel's professional affiliations include North Hills Hospital and Baylor Scott & White Health.
Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Chronic Venous Disease, da Vinci Robotic Surgery, Gastroesophogeal Reflux / GERD, GERD Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Ian Daniel's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Daniel has indicated that his clinical interests include cysts, diverticular disease, and hemorrhoids. He is professionally affiliated with Las Colinas Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Daniel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.
Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colorectal problems, hemorrhoids
All Interests: Bariatrics, Colorectal Polyps, Cyst, Diverticulitis, Fistula, Gallstones, Hemorrhoids, Hernia
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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.