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We found 58 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare HSA near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Angela Denise McGee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center; 11555 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Angela McGee specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. McGee is especially interested in hepatobiliary disorders and inflammatory bowel disease. She is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGee accepts. She attended Morehouse School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Stanley Stein practices adult gastroenterology in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Stein's clinical interests: diabetes, pancreas problems, and ulcers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Stein's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Nitesh Vachhani specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Vachhani's clinical interests include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Vachhani's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Vachhani is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Leka Gajula is a gastroenterologist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. She attended medical school at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, and Bangalore University. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gajula include obesity, colon cancer, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Gajula has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gajula's office for an appointment.

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

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Madhukar Kaw's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kaw average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaw's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before completing his residency at Government Medical College and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Kaw attended medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu. Dr. Kaw's 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), colon cancer, hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Jose Guillermo Ii Trabanino II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1111 Highway 6; Suite 105
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. J. Trabanino works as a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Trabanino include ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Trabanino takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Trabanino's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Tojo Thomas, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Thomas attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomas is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Gregory Shannon is an adult gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shannon's areas of expertise include polyps, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Shannon 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. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kumara Peddamatham is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He attended medical school at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. Dr. Peddamatham's clinical interests include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Peddamatham is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Apurva Bipin Pancholy, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Apurva Pancholy's area of specialization is urogynecology. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Pancholy's training includes a residency program at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pancholy include pelvic surgery, sexual dysfunction, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pancholy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Laparoscopically ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, cancer surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Balasubramaniam is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended Mayo Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Balasubramaniam's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peterson include warts, menopause, and ablation. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. Dr. Peterson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Peterson studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Sandra Clough Templeton, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology
16605 Sw Freeway; Suite 220
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Templeton is a general surgeon and oncologist in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Templeton's clinical interests include cancer surgery, hernia, and breast biopsy. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. Dr. Templeton is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hernia, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Branden Hsu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Branden Hsu practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Oncology, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Hsu attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Hsu is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Eric M Haas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eric Haas is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haas include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Haas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. Dr. Haas accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Haas has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Luis Campos' areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Campos's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Campos is professionally 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, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (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.