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

Dr. Stanley Stein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include diabetes, pancreas problems, and ulcers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Stein obtained his medical school training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Keith Fiman practices adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Fiman is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Fiman is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Fiman welcomes new patients. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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

Dr. Leka Gajula's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gajula at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gajula include obesity, colon cancer, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gajula takes. After attending Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Gajula is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is open to 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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed honors. Dr. Ahmed studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His medical residency was performed 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. Dr. Peddamatham is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. Dr. Peddamatham's medical residency was performed at Cabrini Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Peddamatham is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Campos's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Oncologist. In addition to English, Dr. Campos speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Julio Peguero works as an adult hematologist and oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Peguero include pancreas problems, leukemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Peguero's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Peguero trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He 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

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

Dr. Thomas Moore is a general surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Moore average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: minor surgery, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Moore is an in-network provider for 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 Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Moore is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Dr. William S Velasquez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. William Velasquez works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He graduated from National University of San Marcos. Dr. Velasquez's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He 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 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.

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

Dr. John Fisher's specialty is general surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fisher at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and hemorrhoids. He 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. Dr. Fisher's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Hemorrhoids, Laparoscopic ... (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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ponce De Leon at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Ponce De Leon graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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)

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

Dr. Alice Ajim's specialties are general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ajim's areas of expertise include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. She graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Dr. Ajim is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She welcomes new patients.

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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 P Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alex Nguyen is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests include colon cancer, bone marrow aspiration, and blood disorders. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nguyen 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

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

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

Dr. Viren Shah is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Shah trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Shah is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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. Ronjay Rakkhit, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ronjay Rakkhit is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Rakkhit attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. In Dr. Rakkhit's practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. He 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 affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Rakkhit is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Michael Wood's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wood's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Wood 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)

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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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