We found 11 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 near Baytown, TX.

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Dr Samir Kumar Nath MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
Average rating 4.71 stars out of 5 (65 ratings)
4002 Garth Road; Suite 120
Baytown, TX

Dr. Samir Nath works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Baytown, TX. Dr. Nath's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Nath average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nath is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopy, Ulcerative C ... (Read more)

Dr Deepa Sashital MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4021 Garth; Suite 101
Baytown, TX

Dr. Deepa Sashital is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sashital include anemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Sashital is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She obtained her medical school training at Seth G.S. Medical College and performed her residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center. She honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Myeloma, Blood Disorde ... (Read more)

Dr Pamela Louisa Medellin MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4021 Garth; Suite 101
Baytown, TX

Dr. Pamela Medellin is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She works in Baytown, TX. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Medellin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Medellin is accepting new patients. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Genitourinary Cancer, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Lymphoma ... (Read more)

Dr Marcus Michael Aquino MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (26 ratings)
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX

Dr. Marcus Aquino is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Seabrook, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. His areas of expertise include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Aquino graduated from St. John's Medical College. Patients gave Dr. Aquino an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aquino accepts. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Diarrhea, Diverticular Disease, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Bowel Obstruction, Intestinal Problems, Colorectal Cancer, Appendicitis

All Interests: Warts, Appendicitis, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, I ... (Read more)

Edward Manuel Piña MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.94 stars out of 5 (35 ratings)
4201 Garth Road; Suite 301
Baytown, TX

Dr. Edward Pina is a general surgery specialist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pina's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, eyelid surgery, and thyroid problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pina is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Gallstones ... (Read more)

Dr Mary S Goswitz MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4021 Garth Road; Suite 105
Baytown, TX

Dr. Mary Goswitz's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Goswitz attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at National Cancer Institute. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goswitz is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Brain Tumor, Bladder Cancer ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road; Suite 307
Baytown, TX

Dr. Boutros Kahla is a specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and thyroid surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kahla takes. Dr. Kahla graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kahla welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoids

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Laser Treatment, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX

Dr. Donald Whitman is a specialist in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whitman include breast biopsy, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Whitman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Gallstones, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopi ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed works as a family practice physician and emergency medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Ahmed honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Probl ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX

Dr. Monira Hamid-Kundi is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Baytown, TX. Her areas of expertise include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and breast reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hamid-Kundi is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoids

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Caroline Kim
Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road; Suite 303
Baytown, TX

Dr. Caroline Kim works as a general surgeon. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include colon cancer, skin surgery, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. Dr. Kim takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Ca ... (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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