We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Cypress, TX.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. 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. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Adeyefa completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Adeyefa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, Tumor, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Bharat Pothuri, MD, FACG
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
average rating 2.35 stars (12 ratings)
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 545
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Bharat Pothuri works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Pothuri's clinical interests: pancreas problems, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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 a graduate of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts for residency. Dr. Pothuri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Pothuri is accepting new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Arvind Reddy is an adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include crohn's disease, gallstones, and pancreas problems. Dr. Reddy honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College. He trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital for his residency. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Reddy's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Dr. Reddy's practice is open to new patients.

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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)

Ayub Hussain M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 2.5 stars (3 ratings)
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 625
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Ayub Hussain is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Hussain include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hussain honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Hussain's training includes a residency program at Highland Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to 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 M.D.
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 230
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Charles Yen is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yen include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and minor surgery. Dr. Yen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yen's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at 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. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Yen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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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)

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

Dr. David Sanford practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanford attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Sanford welcomes 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 (4 ratings)
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 465
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Ashish Kapoor's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Kapoor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. Dr. Kapoor has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Ayyar graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at St. Joseph's Hospital for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ayyar include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Ayyar has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Ayyar 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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Chan specializes in general internal medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ulcers, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Chan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Dr. Chan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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 (4 ratings)
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 250
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Patients gave Dr. Leiva an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Leiva trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Leiva is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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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