We found 5 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 1000 near Tomball, TX.
Dr. Arvind Reddy is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. Before performing his residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Dr. Reddy attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include crohn's disease, gallstones, and pancreas problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease
All Interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)
Dr. Rajeshwar Abrol's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Abrol average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Government Medical College and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Abrol attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Abrol (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Colonoscopy
Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala practices adult hematology and adult oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Bhuriwala 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. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.
Relevant Interests: , colon cancer
All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer
Dr. Ataurrabb Ahmad is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ahmad is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ahmad's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Ahmad (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, colon problems, hemorrhoids
All Interests: Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)
Dr. Michael Whiteley practices family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Whiteley an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whiteley include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Whiteley is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
All Interests: Warts, Depression, Neck Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Physical Exams, ... (Read more)
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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.