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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 specialist in thoracic surgery and transplant surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Maloney honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Maloney trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Madison Magazine Top Docs and Physician Excellence Award Madison Magazine Top Docs Madison Magazine Top Docs. He is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Madison, WI and Waukesha, WI. Dr. Weber's clinical interests include small bowel resection, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), and colorectal cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She has received the following distinctions: Newsweek's Top Cancer Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Madison Magazine Top Docs. Her professional affiliations include Waukesha Memorial Hospital, the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health, and the University Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Franklin, WI and Brookfield, WI. Her medical specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, diverticular disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Kerwel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. In addition to English, she speaks German. Dr. Kerwel is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group - Primary & Specialty Care, and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, rectal cancer, colon cancer, 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's areas of specialization are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Brookfield, WI, Waukesha, WI, and Berlin, WI. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Burhop attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Burhop include breast surgery, breast issues, and vascular surgery procedures. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burhop honors. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis, and ThedaCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Wounds, Vascular Surgery Procedures, 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery; she sees patients in Franklin, WI and Brookfield, WI. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Hayssen's clinical interests: diverticular disease, anorectal problems, and colon cancer. Her professional affiliations include Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group - Primary & Specialty Care and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Dr. Hayssen honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University, Dr. Hayssen attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Milwaukee Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Incontinence, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Anorectal ... (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, who practices in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Engstrand is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Engstrand honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, colon polyps

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Breast Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Pancreatic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery ... (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 is a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. These areas are among Dr. Wu's clinical interests: breast surgery, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Wu's professional affiliations include Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Dr. Wu is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, colon polyps

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