We found 31 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept TriWest near Creve Coeur, MO.

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Dr. Alexandra Marin Gutierrez, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alexandra Gutierrez is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Gutierrez has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gutierrez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Vladimir Markovicl Kushnir, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Professional Office Building 2
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Vladimir Kushnir's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kushnir's areas of expertise include interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kushnir accepts. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kushnir completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He speaks Russian. Dr. Kushnir's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacquelyn Fitch Fleckenstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Professional Office Building 2
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jaquelyn Fleckenstein's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Her areas of expertise consist of endoscopy and liver transplant. Dr. Fleckenstein is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Fleckenstein trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant

Dr. Chandra Prakash Gyawali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Chandra Gyawali sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Gyawali's practice, he is particularly interested in acid reflux (GERD). His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Calicut Medical College for medical school, Dr. Gyawali completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is conversant in Nepali.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, esophageal motility disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Acid Reflux

Dr. Dayna S Early, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1020 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 3 Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Dayna Early's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before performing her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Early attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and colonoscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Early is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Early accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Weight Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mauricio Lisker Melman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mauricio Lisker-Melman specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Lisker-Melman's clinical interests include endoscopy. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lisker-Melman honors. He studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lisker-Melman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures

Dr. Gabriel David Lang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gabriel Lang's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lang is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. He has indicated that his clinical interests include interventional endoscopy. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lang speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Interventional Endoscopy, Enteroscopy, Stent Placement, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel K Mullady, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Mullady works as an adult gastroenterologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. These areas are among his clinical interests: interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Mullady performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chien-Huan Chen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 206
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Chien-Huan Chen is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Chen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending National Taiwan University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Enteroscopy, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Elizabeth Joy Blaney, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Women's Health
1040 N Mason Road; Suite 206
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Blaney, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and women's health. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blaney honors. Dr. Blaney attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Gastrointestinal Problems, Women's Health Issues

Dr. William Gabriel Hawkins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. William Hawkins works as a general surgeon and oncologist. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Hawkins performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatobiliary cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Patient ratings for Dr. Hawkins average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hawkins takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Revision Surgery, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Sarcoma, Hepatobiliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Fitch Meyers, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bryan Meyers' medical specialty is general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and thoracic surgery. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Meyers is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Meyers's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Trachea Problems, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Christopher Eagon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Bariatric Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. J. Eagon is a specialist in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Eagon include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Eagon performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven R Hunt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Steven Hunt is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hunt include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Hunt performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Hunt is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, anal cancer

All Interests: Cystocele, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Cancer, Enterocele, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey D Bradley, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bradley practices radiation oncology in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bradley include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Bradley graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Proton Therapy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Body Radiation ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew G Mutch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Mutch sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave Dr. Mutch an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Mutch attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Mutch's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, anal fistula, anal fissures, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, colorectal cancer, rectal prolapse

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor ... (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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