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Dr. Felix Angel Navarro Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 3.64 stars (7 ratings)
1403 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 206
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Felix Navarro, who practices in Sanford, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal varices, and hepatitis C. Dr. Navarro is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Navarro studied medicine at the University of Granada Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pyloric stenosis, vomiting, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, heartburn, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, esophageal ulcer, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, bowel obstruction, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Rectal Bleeding, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Lenkala R. Mallaiah MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.5 stars (3 ratings)
311 North Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Lenkala Mallaiah sees patients in Sanford, FL and Deltona, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Mallaiah include colonoscopy, diarrhea, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Mallaiah average 4.5 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. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, colon problems, chronic constipation, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Bleeding, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, ERCP, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalyani Gaddipati M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.03 stars (27 ratings)
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2051
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kalyani Gaddipati specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gaddipati include indigestion, esophageal varices, and celiac disease. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Gaddipati honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gaddipati trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. Dr. Gaddipati (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and French. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, indigestion, celiac disease, vomiting, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heartburn, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, bowel obstruction, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Joan Weber Iacobelli M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4 stars (4 ratings)
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2031
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Joan Iacobelli's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Iacobelli attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Her areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, stomach problems, colon problems, bowel obstruction

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Lower Extremity Bypass ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinay Chandra Srivastava M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.57 stars (7 ratings)
1621 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Vinay Srivastava sees patients in Sanford, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Srivastava has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, sleep apnea, and heart attack. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Srivastava attended King George Medical University for medical school. Dr. Srivastava is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Maneesh Gossain MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 3.87 stars (2 ratings)
2200 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Maneesh Gossain specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Sanford, FL and Orlando, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gossain include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and rectal cancer. His professional affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health. Dr. Gossain accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Gossain performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Brain Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Don Steinbaum MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
average rating 3.82 stars (27 ratings)
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2031
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Steinbaum works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and gallbladder problems. Dr. Steinbaum is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Steinbaum (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, colon problems, hemorrhoids, appendicitis

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Appendicitis, Lower Extremity ... (Read more)

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2100 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and colon cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Oviedo Medical Center. Dr. Harichand-Herdt studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Postpartum Issues, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Gregory L. Ortega MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.29 stars (6 ratings)
2100 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Ortega works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Orange City, FL, Deland, FL, and Sanford, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Ortega is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ortega attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Orlando Health, Central Florida Regional Hospital, and Oviedo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dennis F. Diaz M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.31 stars (4 ratings)
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2031
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Diaz, who practices in Lake Mary, FL and Orange City, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Diaz's clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. After attending Ponce School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diaz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, stomach problems, colon problems, bowel obstruction

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Hemorrhoidectomy, Hepatectomy, Small Bowel ... (Read more)

Neeraj Sharma MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
average rating 4.75 stars (4 ratings)
2100 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma sees patients in Orange City, FL, Deland, FL, and Sanford, FL. His medical specialties are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharma's clinical interests include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Gandhi Medical College, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sharma's professional affiliations include Orlando Health, Central Florida Regional Hospital, and Oviedo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Kottapurath K. Kunjumoideen MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Kunjumoideen is a graduate of Calicut Medical College and a graduate of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, diagnostic imaging, and thrombocytosis (high platelet count). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Oviedo Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral ... (Read more)

Santosh M. Nair MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
2100 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair, who practices in Orange City, FL, Deland, FL, and Sanford, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and leukemia. Dr. Nair is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health, Central Florida Regional Hospital, and Oviedo Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Nair attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and Madras Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach problems, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colon problems, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Bhanu Visvalingam MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2100 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Visvalingam's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, colon cancer, and CT scan. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center and Winthrop University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital, Orlando Health, and Oviedo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Farideh A. Zadeh MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 3.32 stars (21 ratings)
758 N. Sun Drive; Suite 104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Farideh Zadeh's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Zadeh's clinical interests: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), depression, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Zadeh accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland for residency. She is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Pothen C. Koruth MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
average rating 3.83 stars (6 ratings)
758 N Sun Drive; Street #104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Koruth's specialty is general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Calicut Medical College and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Koruth include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), depression, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Koruth is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (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.

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