We found 51 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare HMO near Sugar Land, TX.

Showing 1-16 of 51
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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. Nitesh B Vachhani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 435
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nitesh Vachhani is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Vachhani's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Vachhani at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vachhani accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

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

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Lance Shannon, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
16605 Sw Freeway; Suite 335
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Shannon is a gastroenterologist. In his practice, Dr. Shannon focuses on polyps, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Shannon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shannon is open to new patients.

Read more

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Cancer, Colon Problems

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.

Read more

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. Kalpesh Harshad Thakkar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kalpesh Thakkar's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), flexible sigmoidoscopy, and nutrition issues. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Thakkar obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Thakkar honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopy, Nutrition Issues

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.

Read more

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

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Madhukar Kaw sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. Dr. Kaw is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Srinagar and performed his residency at Government Medical College and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kaw is accepting new patients.

Read more

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tojo Thomas' areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Patient reviews placed Dr. Thomas at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He has an open panel.

Read more

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Balasubramaniam's areas of expertise include warts, cancer surgery, and crohn's disease. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Balasubramaniam completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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

All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael David Yaakovian, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Yaakovian's medical specialty is general surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yaakovian include bowel surgery, colorectal surgery procedures, and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Yaakovian is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Yaakovian trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Skin Surgery, Inflammatory Eye Disease, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Wayne Peterson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center; 11555 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eric Peterson is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Peterson's areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and ablation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. Dr. Peterson is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Depression, Adolescent Issues, NovaSure, Infertility, Tumor, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Mesbergen Shadle, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Shadle specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Shadle's areas of clinical interest consist of brachytherapy (seed implants), colon cancer, and breast cancer. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Shadle attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Dr. Anne Busisiwe Maseko, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anne Alaniz, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Alaniz's areas of expertise include the following: paget's disease, crohn's disease, and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Alaniz is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Female ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.