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Dr. Rajeshwar Pal Abrol, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
506 Graham Drive; #100
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Rajeshwar Abrol practices adult gastroenterology in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Amritsar, Dr. Abrol performed his residency at Government Medical College and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Abrol (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Abrol is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Colonoscopy

Dr. Arvind Cherku Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
506 Graham Drive; Suite 100
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Arvind Reddy's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Reddy (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include crohn's disease, gallstones, and pancreas problems. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. His medical residency was performed at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors. Dr. Reddy is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Atauarrabb Ahmad, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
506 Graham Drive; Suite 220
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Ataurrabb Ahmad's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmad include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahmad average 3.5 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. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Ahmad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Ahmad's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Murtaza N Bhuriwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
506 Graham
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala is a hematologist and adult oncologist in Kingwood, TX, Houston, TX, and Tomball, TX. These areas are among Dr. Bhuriwala's clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Grace Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Sindhi, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Michael Joe Whiteley, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
29214 Quinn Road
Rose Hill, TX
 

Dr. Michael Whiteley is a family medicine practitioner in Tomball, TX, Houston, TX, and Rose Hill, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whiteley include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Patient ratings for Dr. Whiteley average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Whiteley's office for an appointment.

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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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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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