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We found 7 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Waukesha, WI.

Dr. James Driscoll Maloney II, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Uw Cancer Center at Prohealth Care; N16 W24131 Riverwood Drive
Waukesha, WI
 

Dr. James Maloney is a thoracic surgeon and transplant surgeon in Madison, WI and Waukesha, WI. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Maloney's clinical interests include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Madison Magazine Top Docs and Physician Excellence Award Madison Magazine Top Docs Madison Magazine Top Docs. Dr. Maloney's hospital/clinic affiliations include Waukesha Memorial Hospital, the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health, and Madison VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Lobectomy, Bronchoscopy, Lung Transplant, Muscle-Sparing Mini-Thoracotomy, Esophagectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharon M Weber, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Uw Cancer Center at Prohealth Care; N16 W24131 Riverwood Drive
Waukesha, WI
 

Dr. Sharon Weber is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Weber include small bowel resection, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), and whipple procedure. Dr. Weber is professionally affiliated with Waukesha Memorial Hospital, the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health, and the University Hospital. Before performing her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Weber attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Newsweek's Top Cancer Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Madison Magazine Top Docs.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Liver Resection, Small Bowel Resection, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Therese Ann Kerwel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17000 W North Avenue; Suite 107w
Brookfield, WI
 

Dr. Therese Kerwel is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in Franklin, WI and Brookfield, WI. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, diverticular disease, and anal cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kerwel takes. Dr. Kerwel attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kerwel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. She is conversant in German. Dr. Kerwel is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group - Primary & Specialty Care, and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Colposcopy, Diverticular Disease, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. James W Burhop, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
22370 W. Bluemound Road; Suite 102
Waukesha, WI
 

Dr. James Burhop sees patients in Brookfield, WI, Waukesha, WI, and Berlin, WI. His medical specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in breast surgery, upper endoscopy, and vascular surgery procedures. Dr. Burhop is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis, and ThedaCare. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency. Dr. Burhop has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burhop accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Wounds, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Theresa K Hayssen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17000 W North Avenue; Suite 107w
Brookfield, WI
 

Dr. Theresa Hayssen is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Her clinical interests include polyps, cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. On average, patients gave Dr. Hayssen a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hayssen accepts. After completing medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Dr. Hayssen performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. She has received the distinction of Milwaukee Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group - Primary & Specialty Care and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Dr. Hayssen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Incontinence, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Anorectal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Engstrand, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
22370 W. Bluemound Road; Suite 102
Waukesha, WI
 

Dr. David Engstrand is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Engstrand include polyps, colorectal surgery procedures, and breast cancer surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Engstrand is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Engstrand trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Engstrand's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Pancreatic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bobby Wu, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
22370 W. Bluemound Road; Suite 102
Waukesha, WI
 

Dr. Bobby Wu practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI. Dr. Wu's areas of expertise include the following: polyps, breast cancer surgery, and soft tissue tumor. His professional affiliations include Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu honors. Dr. Wu is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Wounds, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Polyps, ... (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.