We found 12 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept PHCS PPO 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adeyefa include ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Adeyefa takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. 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, ERCP, Tumor, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bharat Pothuri practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Pothuri is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Pothuri 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 has an open panel. He attended Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Pothuri (or staff) is conversant in 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. Ayub Hussain, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 625
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Ayub Hussain is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hussain include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Hussain 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. Kim Dorian Keller, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 210
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Kim Keller is a general surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Keller include warts, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Keller honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Keller obtained his medical school training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Keller (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Keller's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Warts, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar's specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Ayyar is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital, Dr. Ayyar attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ayyar is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Kapoor's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kapoor attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kapoor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Chan specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ulcers, and osteomyelitis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chan accepts 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 her office for an appointment. Dr. Chan studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for her residency. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

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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 sees patients in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Leiva has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Leiva takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

Dr. Sheila Liberty Tecson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 390
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheila Tecson works as a family medicine physician in Houston, TX. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Tecson is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tecson's office for an appointment. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Hypertension, Skin Biopsy, Hemorrhoids, Sinusitis, Pap Test, Preventive Care

Dr. Dorothy R Lamping, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25282 Northwest Frwy.; Suite 200
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Dorothy Lamping's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Lamping's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Lamping attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Lamping is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Gynecologic Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dalbir S Purewal, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dalbir Purewal is a family medicine physician. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Purewal include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. Dr. Purewal is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Purewal's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Amritsar.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Sports Health, Primary Care, Musculoskeletal Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maryum Zohair, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maryum Zohair works as an internist. Dr. Zohair studied medicine at Dow Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Zohair's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), thyroid problems, and depression. On average, patients gave Dr. Zohair a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zohair accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Zohair is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Zohair is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Depression, Kidney Stones, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (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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