We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Silver 102 - Three $0 PCP Visits near Cypress, TX.

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Dr Babatunde Adeyefa  Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston PA
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Ste 425-a
Cypress, TX

Dr. Babatunde Adeyefa's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adeyefa honors. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Adeyefa attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, and Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. Dr. Adeyefa welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr Bharat Pothuri MD FACG
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
Average rating 2.35 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
21212 Nw Freeway; Suite 545
Cypress, TX

Dr. Bharat Pothuri sees patients in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). In addition to English, Dr. Pothuri (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. Dr. Pothuri's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Pothuri attended medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Pothuri's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
Cypress Hospital; Professional Building
Houston, TX

Dr. Arvind Reddy's specialties are adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, gallstones, and pancreas problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy accepts. He graduated from Kasturba Medical College. He completed his residency training at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital. Dr. Reddy is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease

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

Ayub Hussain MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
21212 Northwest Frwy.; Suite 625
Cypress, TX

Dr. Ayub Hussain is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Hussain's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital. Before completing his residency at Highland Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Hussain attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hussain's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn ... (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, Cypress, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. Dr. Yen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and minor surgery. Dr. Yen is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Yen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yen welcomes 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 Cance ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
27700 Northwest Freeway; Suite 320
Cypress, TX

Dr. David Sanford's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Cypress, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sanford's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Sanford takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer

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

Ashish Kapoor
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 2.62 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 465
Cypress, TX

Dr. Ashish Kapoor's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Kapoor's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include prostate problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kapoor is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kapoor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems

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

S Manny Ayyar MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 250
Cypress, TX

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar's specialty is general surgery. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital, Dr. Ayyar attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Ayyar is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ayyar takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ayyar's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX

Dr. Lisa Chan's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ulcers, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Chan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Chan attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Osteomyelitis, Diabetes, Leukemia, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Jorge I Leiva MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 4.81 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 250
Cypress, TX

Dr. Jorge Leiva is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Leiva's areas of expertise include the following: warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Leiva speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Leiva's practice is open to new patients.

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

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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