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Dr. Farrukh Saeed, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
876 S Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Farrukh Saeed is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Brandon, FL. Dr. Saeed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Saeed include crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Saeed's professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Before performing his residency at Cabrini Medical Center, Dr. Saeed attended Rajshahi Medical College and Rawalpindi Medical College for medical school. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Endoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Shivinder Narwal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
205 S Moon Avenue; Suite 103
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Shivinder Narwal's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Narwal is a graduate of Government Medical College, Patiala and a graduate of Kings County Hospital Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Brandon Regional Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, gastritis, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, encopresis, gastroparesis, chronic constipation, rectal problems, malabsorption, rectal prolapse, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Bleeding, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Food ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
276 S Moon Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Mazen Kattih is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kattih's areas of expertise include bleeding, pancreas problems, and cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kattih honors. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Kattih speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bleeding, Upper Endoscopy, Bile Duct Problems, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph S Cody, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Cody is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Brandon, FL, Land O Lakes, FL, and Tampa, FL. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: interventional endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Cody accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cody is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreas Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Biliary Disorders

Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
266 S Moon Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Delgado works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Brandon, FL. He has a special interest in thyroid problems, gallbladder problems, and colon problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Delgado graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at New York Methodist Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Delgado is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thyroid Problems, Hernia Surgery, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
908 S Parsons Avenue; Suite A
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Miriam Gomez's area of specialization is family medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gomez's areas of clinical interest consist of bronchitis, arthritis, and colon problems. She is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Bronchitis, Colon Problems, Arthritis, Angina

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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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