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Dr. Fredric L. Hochman M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.73 stars (237 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fredric Hochman is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hochman's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Hochman's average rating from his patients is 4.5 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hochman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Isaac L. Raijman MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
average rating 3.62 stars (15 ratings)
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isaac Raijman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Raijman include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Raijman attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Raijman's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Raijman's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Ms. Harshinie Chamindika Amaratunge M.D
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harshinie Amaratunge specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Her clinical interests include anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Amaratunge is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Amaratunge has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy, Anemia

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 Crawford; Suite 1300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Leroy Odom is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His areas of expertise consist of endoscopic sclerotherapy, hepatobiliary disorders, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Odom accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Odom speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopy, Hemochromatosis, Liver ... (Read more)

Victor Ankoma-Sey M.D.
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
average rating 3.82 stars (10 ratings)
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Ankoma-Sey's specialties are legal medicine, gastroenterology (digestive system), and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include colon cancer, liver disease, and weight management. Dr. Ankoma-Sey takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Ankoma-Sey is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Endoscopy, Nutrition Issues, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto Oswaldo Barroso MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.77 stars (154 ratings)
6550 Fannin Street; Smith Tower, Suite 1101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alberto Barroso's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Barroso graduated from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Barroso average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barroso takes. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Chukwuma I. Egwim MD., MBBS
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
average rating 1.5 stars (1 rating)
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chukwuma Egwim works as an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. He graduated from the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and endoscopy. Dr. Egwim is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Egwim has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Endoscopy, Liver Transplant

Dang M. Nguyen MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dang Nguyen is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and hepatology (liver disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease, incontinence, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Nguyen honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients. Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Bincy Paulose Abraham MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.78 stars (121 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bincy Abraham is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Abraham completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Her areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Abraham average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abraham is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Brian H. Kaplan
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
average rating 4.66 stars (250 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Kaplan practices adult gastroenterology in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Dr. Kaplan's areas of expertise consist of ulcers, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Karen Woods MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.79 stars (234 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karen Woods is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Woods include ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Woods is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Eamonn Martin Quigley M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.7 stars (125 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eamonn Quigley practices adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Quigley's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Quigley is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopy

Dr. Stuart M. Dobbs M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.72 stars (145 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1708
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stuart Dobbs is an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. Dr. Dobbs is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. After completing medical school at Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Dobbs average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dobbs honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Dobbs is open to new patients.

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

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

Gulchin A. Ergun M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.74 stars (130 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1160
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gulchin Ergun sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Gulchin Ergun's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ergun at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ergun's areas of clinical interest consist of ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ergun takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ergun graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Ergun's medical residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Ergun has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ergun is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ergun's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Endoscopy

Dr. Daniel Webster Ball III M.D
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
average rating 4.18 stars (15 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Ball is a physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ball's clinical interests include ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallstones. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ball's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Incontinence, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. David W. Victor III M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
average rating 4.76 stars (137 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Victor is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He works in Houston, TX. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Victor include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and hemochromatosis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Victor is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Endoscopy, Hemochromatosis, Liver Transplant

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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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