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We found 60 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. McGee has indicated that her clinical interests include hepatobiliary disorders and inflammatory bowel disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGee accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Morehouse School of Medicine and performed her residency 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 practices adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Ahmed's clinical interests: pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Ahmed graduated from Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Ahmed completed residency programs 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). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ahmed is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Stanley Stein is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, pancreas problems, and ulcers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Stein studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stein completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Stein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes 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. Nitesh B Vachhani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 435
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nitesh Vachhani is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Vachhani average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vachhani include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Vachhani is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Vachhani completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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. Madhukar Kaw, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Madhukar Kaw is an adult gastroenterologist. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu. For his residency, Dr. Kaw trained at Government Medical College and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Clinical interests for Dr. Kaw include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaw's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kaw's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Leka Gajula is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Gajula has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gajula include obesity, colon cancer, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She 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. After completing medical school at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, and Bangalore University, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Gajula welcomes new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. J. Trabanino specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Sugar Land, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Trabanino has indicated that his clinical interests include ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Trabanino attended medical school at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. 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: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Tojo Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tojo Thomas is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Dallas, TX. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Thomas's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Thomas is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training 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. Gregory Lance Shannon, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
16605 Sw Freeway; Suite 335
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Shannon is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include polyps, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Shannon is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Shannon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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. Kumara S Peddamatham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kumara Peddamatham is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peddamatham include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. Dr. Peddamatham is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Apurva Pancholy is an urogynecology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pancholy's areas of expertise include the following: pelvic surgery, sexual dysfunction, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Pancholy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Pancholy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He 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. Swarna Balasubramaniam, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Balasubramaniam attended Mayo Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Balasubramaniam include warts, cancer surgery, and crohn's disease. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balasubramaniam welcomes 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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peterson include warts, menopause, and ablation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peterson takes. Dr. Peterson is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. Dr. Peterson welcomes 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. Sandra Clough Templeton, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
16605 Sw Freeway; Suite 220
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Templeton is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist 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. Dr. Templeton takes 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 Dr. Templeton's office for an appointment. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Breast 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Hsu has indicated that his clinical interests include colon cancer, breast cancer, and brain cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Texas Oncology, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hsu honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Amerigroup Star. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Dr. Gilad Arie Filmar, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 250
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Gilad Filmar specializes in urogynecology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: pelvic surgery, sexual dysfunction, and female urologic disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Filmar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Filmar attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Filmar (or staff) speaks Hebrew. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Cystocele, Female Urologic Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal ... (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.