We found 39 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Weston, FL.

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Dr. Andrew (Andrzej) Ukleja, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Ukleja's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated Dr. Ukleja highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ukleja graduated from Medical University of Lodz and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fernando Castro-Pavia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Castro-Pavia is a Weston, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Castro-Pavia's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Castro-Pavia attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, heartburn, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronnie R Pimentel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Clevaland Clinic Florida Department of Gastroenterology
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Ronnie Pimentel is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Weston, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal varices, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. Dr. Pimentel is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He graduated from National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dr. Pimentel trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pimentel honors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, ulcerative colitis, gastrointestinal (GI) stricture, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Bile Duct Stones, Sclerotherapy, Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, Interventional Endoscopy, Pyloric ... (Read more)

Dr. Alison J Schneider, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alison Schneider practices adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and achalasia. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schneider is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, esophageal motility disorders, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Ascites, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Justin Charles, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Roger Charles is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Charles's clinical interests include achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Charles accepts. After attending the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Charles is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, achalasia, Crohn's disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicole Anil Palekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Palekar is a Weston, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Palekar average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Palekar's clinical interests include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Palekar is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Xaralambos B Zervos, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Primary Office
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos sees patients in Orlando, FL, Weston, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Zervos obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. These areas are among his clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zervos is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver cancer

All Interests: Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular ... (Read more)

Dr. Sneha S Vaish, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; 4th Floor
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Sneha Vaish specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), fistula, and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Dr. Vaish's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Vaish is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Neurostimulation, Pelvic Problems, Transurethral Resection of the ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Victorino F Medina III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Michael Medina practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Weston, FL. His areas of expertise include hemifacial spasm, achalasia, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). Patient ratings for Dr. Medina average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medina honors. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Medina attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Medina (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Achalasia, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Guillermo H Davila, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Davila is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Davila an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), vaginal prolapse, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Davila (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Urogynecological Problems, Enterocele, Rectocele, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dalia S McCoy, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dalia McCoy practices family medicine. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include warts, acne, and colorectal cancer. Dr. McCoy is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She is a graduate of Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCoy honors.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Cellulitis, Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Cancer, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raul J Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Raul Rosenthal's area of specialization is surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenthal is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his residency, Dr. Rosenthal trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. In addition to English, Dr. Rosenthal (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, diverticular disease, achalasia, esophageal motility disorders, stomach cancer, gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Inguinal Hernia, Revision Surgery, Gastroparesis, Bile ... (Read more)

Dr. John F Greskovich Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. John Greskovich works as a radiation oncologist in Weston, FL. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and thyroid cancer. Dr. Greskovich is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic and the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Dr. Greskovich is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Brain Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Larynx Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gabriel T Schnickel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel is a general surgery and transplant surgery specialist. Dr. Schnickel graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver cancer

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Liver Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana Reiver Sands, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dana Sands specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Weston, FL. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectal cancer, paget's disease, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Dr. Sands accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sands include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Sands is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, Crohn's disease, anal cancer, perianal abscess, rectovaginal fistula, anal fissures, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, fecal incontinence, constipation, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, perirectal abscess, rectal prolapse, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Alec Hurtado, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Eric Hurtado is a specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Hurtado studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Hurtado trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hurtado include sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), rectocele (posterior prolapse), and vaginal prolapse. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hurtado has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), rectovaginal fistula

All Interests: Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Neurostimulation, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Interstitial Cystitis, ... (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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