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Dr. Babatunde Adeyefa : Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston, PA.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21212 Nw Freeway; Suite 425
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Babatunde Adeyefa is a gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Adeyefa's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Adeyefa completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Endoscopy, ERCP, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bharat Pothuri, MD, FACG
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 545
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Bharat Pothuri works as an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Pothuri's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pothuri include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Pothuri attended Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts for residency. Dr. Pothuri (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajeshwar Pal Abrol, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 340
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rajeshwar Abrol is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abrol is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Government Medical College, Amritsar and then went on to complete his residency at Government Medical College and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Abrol (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Abrol's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Colonoscopy

Dr. Arvind Cherku Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
Cypress Hospital; Professional Building
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arvind Reddy is an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include crohn's disease, gallstones, and pancreas problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. He completed his residency training at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Dr. Reddy has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Ayub Hussain, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 625
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Ayub Hussain works as a gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Hussain average 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Hussain's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles L Yen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 230
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Charles Yen practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Houston, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Cypress, TX. Dr. Yen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yen include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and minor surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Yen attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Yen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, colon problems

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sarcoidosis, Brain Cancer, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Subramanyam Manny Ayyar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 250
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar, who practices in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Ayyar's clinical interests include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Ayyar average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph's Hospital for residency. Dr. Ayyar is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashish Kapoor, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 465
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Ashish Kapoor practices general internal medicine in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Kapoor (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Kapoor include prostate problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kapoor takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Health Promotion, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Chan's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ulcers, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Chan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Dr. Chan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Osteomyelitis, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge I Leiva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 250
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Leiva's areas of expertise include the following: warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston for residency. Dr. Leiva is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Lung Biopsy, Circumcision, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (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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