We found 11 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare HSA near Baytown, TX.

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Dr. Samir Kumar Nath, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
4002 Garth Road; Suite 120
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Samir Nath is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nath include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Nath is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nath honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

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

Dr. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Aquino honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at St. John's Medical College. Dr. Aquino is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, diverticular disease, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, bowel obstruction, intestinal (bowel) problems, colorectal cancer, appendicitis, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Warts, Appendicitis, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deepa R Sashital, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4021 Garth; Suite 101
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Deepa Sashital specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Sashital include anemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Sashital honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She attended Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Raritan Bay Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sashital's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Dr. Edward Manuel Pina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road; Suite 301
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Edward Piña is a medical specialist in general surgery. Patients gave Dr. Piña an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Piña include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Piña welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Gallstones, Flexible ... (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). Dr. Medellin's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Medellin is open to new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 313; Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Boutros Kahla's specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kahla include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and thyroid surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kahla's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, hemorrhoids

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

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

Dr. Mary Goswitz's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Goswitz studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goswitz include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Goswitz is professionally 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 ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
4301 Garth Road; Suite 214
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Donald Whitman specializes in general surgery and practices in Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Whitman include breast biopsy, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Whitman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Whitman is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed works as a family practitioner and emergency medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

Dr. Monira Hamid-Kundi specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Her areas of expertise include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Hamid-Kundi 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. Hamid-Kundi is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Caroline Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4301 Garth Road; Suite 303
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Caroline Kim is a Baytown, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include colon cancer, skin surgery, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kim is accepting new patients. She attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease

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