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

Dr. Arvind Reddy's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise include crohn's disease, gallstones, and pancreas problems. 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. He is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College and a graduate of DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital's residency program. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Reddy's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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. Rajeshwar Pal Abrol, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
425 Holderrieth Boulevard; 506 Graham Drive
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Rajeshwar Abrol is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Abrol average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abrol is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Abrol has an open panel. He attended Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar and then went on to complete his residency at Government Medical College and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Abrol (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

Dr. Sohaib Ahmed Faruqi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
425 Holderrieth Boulevard; Suite 109
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Sohaib Faruqi is an adult gastroenterologist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. He is especially interested in anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Faruqi 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 has an open panel. Dr. Faruqi graduated from the University of the Punjab, Allama Iqbal Medical College, and King Edward Medical University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Faruqi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Punjabi.

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

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

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bhuriwala include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Bhuriwala takes 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 Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. In addition to English, Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1205 Graham Drive
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Nathani has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nathani is a graduate of Dow Medical College. He trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Nathani welcomes new patients.

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

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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. He practices in Houston, TX and Tomball, TX. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmad takes. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Ahmad (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Ahmad is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. His 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, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Irfan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1205 Graham
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Irfan specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Irfan include knee problems, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Dr. Irfan is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He 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 his office for an appointment.

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

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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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