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Dr. Joseph Houston Shelton M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 1.75 stars (1 rating)
900 W Magnolia Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Shelton is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Shelton's clinical interests include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and diverticular disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Shelton is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrostomy, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Enteroscopy, Flexible ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1420 8th Avenue; Suite 103
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Eduardo Castillo practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Fort Worth, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Castillo include tumor, colon polyps, and diverticular disease. Dr. Castillo is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Castillo completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Castillo's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Glen D. Hooker MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1420 8th Avenue; Suite 103
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Glen Hooker is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hooker's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Hooker has an open panel.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Pavani Muddasani MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 3.4 stars (5 ratings)
800 8th Avenue; Suite 632
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Pavani Muddasani is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Fort Worth, TX. Her clinical interests include hepatitis C, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and gastric (stomach) ulcer. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Muddasani honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her residency was performed at UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Muddasani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Resources.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Esophagitis, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Long Truong Hoang DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
855 Montgomery St; Fort
Worth, TX
 

Dr. Long Hoang works as an adult gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoang include achalasia, anoscopy, and hepatitis C. Dr. Hoang takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hoang is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Anoscopy, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 3.51 stars (16 ratings)
800 8th Avenue; Suite 116
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Damien Mallat works as a gastroenterologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mallat include hepatitis C, gastric (stomach) ulcer, and malnutrition. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at Jersey City Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mallat is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth.

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All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.12 stars (4 ratings)
855 Montgomery St; Fort
Worth, TX
 

Dr. Monte Troutman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, hepatitis C, and gastric (stomach) ulcer. Dr. Troutman honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency. Dr. Troutman is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
855 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Navakanth Gorrepati is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gorrepati's areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Hemorrhoidectomy, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
609 Hemphill Street; Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Fidelis Unini's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, hepatitis C, and gastric (stomach) ulcer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Unini is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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What is Crohn's Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune illness that results in chronic inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a similar group of conditions called inflammatory bowel disease. The most common symptoms of Crohn’s are abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Crohn’s can be difficult to distinguish from another type of inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis. The symptoms are almost identical, but the way they affect the digestive tract is different. While technically Crohn’s can be present anywhere in the digestive tract, it is most commonly found in the small intestine. In contrast, ulcerative colitis is only found in the colon. Crohn’s disease affects the entire wall of the intestine, while ulcerative colitis affects only the lining. Finally, the inflammation caused by Crohn’s is patchy, but the inflammation due to ulcerative colitis is continuous.

Symptoms of Crohn’s include:
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Diarrhea, sometimes alternating with constipation
  • Rectal bleeding
  • A sense of urgency about going to the bathroom
  • Feeling like you keep needing use the bathroom, even after you have already done so
  • General symptoms of illness, such as fever, weight loss, and fatigue

The symptoms of Crohn’s tend to cycle. They may be very strong for periods of time, called ‘flares,’ and they may go away for periods of time, known as remission.

There are several treatment options for Crohn’s, and what works for one person may not work for another. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but treatments can help make symptoms less severe and more manageable. Options include:
  • Medications, including immunosuppressants, biologics, antibiotics, and aminosalicylates
  • Special diets, both bland to avoid triggering flares and high in nutrition to prevent deficiencies
  • Surgery to remove sections of severely diseased intestine, which can reduce symptoms for a period of time

Living with Crohn’s disease can be challenging. However, with the right treatment, it is possible to manage your symptoms so that they don’t interfere with your active life.
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