We found 22 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Cigna Silver HMO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Leroy Odom is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Odom trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. He has a special interest in endoscopic sclerotherapy, hepatobiliary disorders, and hemorrhoids. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Odom is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Muhammad Behzad Zafar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Zafar's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Zafar attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Zafar's clinical interests: anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Zafar is affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6414 Fannin Street; Suite G125
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Madhukar Kaw is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kaw graduated from Government Medical College, Srinagar and then he performed his residency at Government Medical College and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kaw is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Manuel Pina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2530 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Piña is a general surgeon. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Piña takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Piña welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Gallstones, Flexible ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Manner's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Manner speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include anemia, colon cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Manner completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors 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. Manner welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sickle Cell Disease, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Leukemia, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sanford specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanford include 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. Dr. Sanford speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis T Campos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos works as a hematologist and oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Campos include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Campos honors. He is open to new patients. He graduated from National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Campos's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Campos's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Oncologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay Lin, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
One Baylor Plaza, Ms360; Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Radiology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jay Lin is a diagnostic radiologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Taiwanese. He has indicated that his clinical interests include abdominal imaging, body imaging, and colon problems. Dr. Lin studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Lin takes United Healthcare Compass, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders, colon problems

All Interests: Body Imaging, Abdominal Imaging, Small Intestine Disorders, Colon Problems

Dr. Julio Antonio Peguero, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julio Peguero specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, leukemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Peguero is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Peguero has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Myeloma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Lisa Marie Haubert, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1404
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Haubert is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Houston, TX. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Haubert's areas of expertise include sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Haubert's professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, anal fistula, anal fissures, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, fecal incontinence, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Bleeding, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Colectomy, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric M Haas, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery, Preventive Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1404
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Haas practices colon & rectal surgery and preventive medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Haas's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. He 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. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Haas performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. 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, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. William S Velasquez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2130 W. Holcombe Boulevard; 10th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Velasquez works as a hematologist and oncologist. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Velasquez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from National University of San Marcos. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Velasquez welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pablo Lohmann, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
6621 Fannin Street; Suite W6104
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pablo Lohmann is a neonatologist. Dr. Lohmann is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Lung Problems, Borderline ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronjay Rakkhit, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2130 W. Holcombe Boulevard; 10th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ronjay Rakkhit specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. Dr. Rakkhit's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rakkhit honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuval Raizen is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, breast cancer, and myeloma. Dr. Raizen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Raizen has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Chok K Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1200 Binz; #1388
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chok Lee is an internist in Houston, TX. Dr. Lee's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), asthma, and allergy testing. He takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Allergy Testing, Asthma

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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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