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We found 39 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems near Issaquah, WA.

Dr. Otto S Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Ne Gilman Boulevard
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Otto Lin's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Robert A Wohlman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
 

Dr. Robert Wohlman practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) in Bellevue, WA. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wohlman completed a residency program at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wohlman include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. Patient ratings for Dr. Wohlman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wohlman takes Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Seattle Super Doctors and Seattle Met : Top Doctors. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Wohlman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Ascites, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, Colitis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Dian-Jung Jung Chiang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Dian Chiang is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). After attending National Taiwan University School of Medicine, Dr. Chiang completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Min Nan. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Ascites, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, Colitis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Raj Chandru Butani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
 

Dr. Raj Butani's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, celiac disease, and gastric (stomach) ulcer. Dr. Butani is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: Seattle Magazine: Top Doctors and Seattle Met: Top Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Butani (or staff) speaks Sindhi, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Butani is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and EvergreenHealth. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 5th Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Jonah Essers' specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Essers speaks Hebrew. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Essers's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Edwin J Lai, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
 

Dr. Edwin Lai works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lai include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Lai is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Lai is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Ascites, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, Colitis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Shie-Pon Tzung, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
 

Dr. Shie-Pon Tzung works as an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Bellevue, WA. His areas of expertise include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Tzung is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Dr. Tzung honors Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Ascites, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, Colitis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric W Yap, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
 

Dr. Eric Yap practices adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Yap attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. Dr. Yap honors Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Rajnish Mishra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Rajnish Mishra works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Mishra (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: foreign body in esophagus, pain, and feeding tube insertion. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, short bowel syndrome, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, colon problems

All Interests: Foreign Body in Esophagus, Feeding Tube Insertion, Rectal Problems, Hemorrhage, Colitis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Roanne R. E. Selinger, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
 

Dr. Roanne Selinger's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Selinger include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Selinger is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Selinger attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Selinger has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Her distinctions include: Seattle Met : Top Doctors and Seattle Super Doctors. Dr. Selinger is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Ascites, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, Colitis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Uma K Pisharody, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 5th Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Uma Pisharody works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Issaquah, WA and Seattle, WA. Clinical interests for Dr. Pisharody include achalasia, feeding tube insertion, and celiac disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Pisharody a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She graduated from Kasturba Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Pisharody trained at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Pisharody speaks Malayalam. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Feeding Tube Insertion, Achalasia, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Gastric Ulcer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalle Kang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
 

Dr. Kalle Kang, who practices in Bellevue, WA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kang include achalasia, celiac disease, and gastric (stomach) ulcer. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kang's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received distinctions including Seattle Met : Top Doctors; Seattle Magazine : Top Doctors; and Seattle Super Doctors. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Kang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and EvergreenHealth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Amarnath Ramakrishnan is an adult gastroenterologist in Yakima, WA, Issaquah, WA, and Redmond, WA. Dr. Ramakrishnan graduated from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. He trained at Graduate Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramakrishnan include pain, celiac disease, and gastric (stomach) ulcer. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, short bowel syndrome, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Bleeding, Esophagitis, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dan Steven Veljovich, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Dan Veljovich practices gynecologic oncology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Veljovich attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Veljovich's clinical interests include gynecologic cancer, fibroids, and hysterectomy (uterus removal). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Veljovich has received the following distinctions: Seattle Met "Top Doctors"; Seattle Met : Top Doctors; and Seattle Magazine : Top Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center, CHI Franciscan Health, and EvergreenHealth. Dr. Veljovich is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Incontinence Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph Williams Aye, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
751 Ne Blakely Drive; Suite 3020
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Ralph Aye's specialty is thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Aye include cryotherapy, liposarcoma, and foreign body in esophagus. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Aye completed his residency training at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle and Bellevue Hospital Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Aye a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Seattle Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, stomach problems, gastrointestinal cancer, gastric (stomach) ulcer, appendicitis, diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, stomach cancer, small bowel obstruction, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Foreign Body in Esophagus, Feeding Tube Insertion, Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitra Ehsan, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
 

Dr. Mitra Ehsan practices colon & rectal surgery in Bellevue, WA. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and pain. Patients rated Dr. Ehsan highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She has received the following distinction: Seattle Met : Top Doctors. Dr. Ehsan (or staff) speaks French and Persian. Dr. Ehsan is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and EvergreenHealth. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), stomach problems, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, fecal incontinence, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, anorectal problems, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, rectal abscess, rectal prolapse, colitis, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Rectocele, Pain, Gastric Ulcer, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, ... (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.