We found 19 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Alliance near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Keith H Fiman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1111 Highway 6; Suite 105
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Keith Fiman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fiman's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Fiman welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, General ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley Howard Stein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Stanley Stein's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Stein include diabetes, pancreas problems, and ulcers. Dr. Stein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Stein welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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

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

Dr. Leka Gajula, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 370
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Leka Gajula's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gajula's areas of expertise include obesity, colon cancer, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, and Bangalore University. For her professional training, Dr. Gajula completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients gave Dr. Gajula an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Nisar Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nisar Ahmed's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. Dr. Ahmed accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Ahmed has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kumara Peddamatham, who practices in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Peddamatham's clinical interests: pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Peddamatham attended Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati and then went on to complete his residency at Cabrini Medical Center. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Brain AVM, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis T Campos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Campos graduated from National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Oncologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Campos is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Dr. Julio Antonio Peguero, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Julio Peguero is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peguero include pancreas problems, leukemia, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Peguero graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Peguero has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Myeloma, Breast Cancer

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
138 Eldridge; Suite E
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Patients gave Dr. Ajim an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. She graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Dr. Ajim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She has an open panel.

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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
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alex Nguyen is an adult hematologist and oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests encompass colon cancer, bone marrow aspiration, and blood disorders. 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. Nguyen graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Dr. John David Fisher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. John Fisher sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Fisher's clinical interests: laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and hemorrhoids. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Hemorrhoids, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Viren Navinchandra Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Viren Shah practices general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Shah attended Medical College Baroda and Government Medical College, Surat for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Williams S Velasquez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. William Velasquez is a hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Velasquez attended medical school at National University of San Marcos. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Velasquez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Wylie Moore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Moore works as a general surgeon. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moore include minor surgery, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Moore is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Moore 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. He is open to new patients. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bhagwat Patel is a general internist. His clinical interests include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel 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. He is accepting new patients.

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

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Dr. Michael Todd Wood, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; #360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Wood works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Wood include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Wood is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Guillermo Padron Ponce De Leon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Ponce De Leon's area of specialization is general surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Ponce De Leon's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ponce De Leon is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, ... (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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