We found 59 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare HSA near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Angela McGee works as a gastroenterologist. She has a special interest in hepatobiliary disorders and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. McGee is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. McGee completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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. Dr. Ahmed honors 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 Urdu and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He 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)

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. On average, patients gave Dr. Vachhani a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vachhani studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, colon cancer, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Gajula is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of 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. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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. Stanley Howard Stein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Stanley Stein is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, pancreas problems, and ulcers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Stein graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Stein is rated highly by his patients. He accepts 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.

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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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Madhukar Kaw specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaw include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. Dr. Kaw is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. After attending Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu for medical school, he completed his residency training at Government Medical College and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The average patient rating for Dr. Kaw is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kumara Peddamatham specializes in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peddamatham include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Peddamatham is a graduate of Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. For his professional training, Dr. Peddamatham completed a residency program at Cabrini Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Gregory Lance Shannon, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
16605 Sw Freeway; Suite 335
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Shannon's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shannon has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shannon include polyps, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Shannon takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his 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

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

Dr. J. Trabanino's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Trabanino include endoscopic sclerotherapy, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Trabanino graduated from the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Trabanino is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Tojo Thomas' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Thomas takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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

Dr. Apurva Pancholy's area of specialization is urogynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include pelvic surgery, sexual dysfunction, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). Dr. Pancholy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Pancholy (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional 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: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Laparoscopically ... (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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. 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. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Peterson attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, hemorrhoids

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

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

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, cancer surgery, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balasubramaniam accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Mayo Medical School and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Balasubramaniam speaks Spanish.

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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. Luis T Campos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Campos speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Campos include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He 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 is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Campos has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Oncologist. Dr. Campos's practice 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. Branden Hsu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Branden Hsu specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hsu include colon cancer, breast cancer, and brain cancer. Dr. Hsu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Texas Oncology, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsu takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hsu's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

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

Dr. Sandra Templeton practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Templeton include breast cancer surgery, hernia, and breast biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Before completing her residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Templeton attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Breast 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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