We found 6 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry near Akron, OH.

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Dr Michael Anthony Valente DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
525 E Market Street
Akron, OH

Dr. Michael Valente works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Akron, OH, Fairview Park, OH, and Cleveland, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Valente include female incontinence, anoscopy, and perianal abscess. His professional affiliations include Euclid Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Fairview Health Services. Dr. Valente attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Valente completed a residency program at Summa Akron City Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Valente is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Valente is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease, Anal Cancer, Anal Fistula, Perianal Abscess, Anal Fissures, Colon Polyps, Colorectal Cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Constipation, Diarrhea, Diverticular Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Small Intestine Disorders, Hemorrhoids, Hirschsprung Disease, Rectal Problems, Perirectal Abscess, Rectal Prolapse

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Anoscopy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Postpartum Issues, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse ... (Read more)

Joseph A Lahorra MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 1.12 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1 Akron General Avenue; #3500
Akron, OH

Dr. Joseph Lahorra sees patients in Akron, OH, Fairview Park, OH, and Garfield Heights, OH. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Lahorra's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Akron General Medical Center, Lakewood Hospital (Lakewood, OH), and Hillcrest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, Heart Valve Surger ... (Read more)

Dr Sigmund Carl Norr MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
Average rating 4.71 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
2640 W Market Street
Fairlawn, OH

Dr. Sigmund Norr's specialty is general pediatrics. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Norr's clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Willoughby Hills Family Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Diarrhea, Giardiasis, Hemorrhoids, Gastritis, Fecal Incontinence, Gastroenteritis, Acid Reflux, Constipation

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Nosebleeds, Eczema, Knee Pain, General Care, Prima ... (Read more)

Drew K Abramovich MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
75 Arch Street; Suite 202
Akron, OH

Dr. Drew Abramovich specializes in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Akron, OH, Medina, OH, and Strongsville, OH. In his practice, he is particularly interested in chemotherapy, breast cancer, and lymphoma. He is professionally affiliated with Strongsville Family Health & Surgery Center. Dr. Abramovich graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abramovich accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Colorectal Cancer

All Interests: Chemotherapy, Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

Dr Elizabeth Mary Salay MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.53 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
1260 Independence Avenue
Akron, OH

Dr. Elizabeth Salay is a general internist in Akron, OH, Brunswick, OH, and Medina, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salay include menopause, depression, and metabolic syndrome. Dr. Salay is affiliated with Medina Hospital and Brunswick Family Health Center. She attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Relevant Interests: , Heartburn, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Headache, Men's Health Issues, Primary ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
400 Wabash Avenue
Akron, OH

Dr. Eveline Klenotic's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Klenotic's clinical interests include colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and gallbladder problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Peptic Ulcer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Acid Reflux, Colitis

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Colitis, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Co ... (Read more)

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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