We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana near Pearland, TX.

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Dr. Brian H Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Brian Kaplan is an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kaplan at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kaplan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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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)

Dr. Daniel Webster Ball III, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 270
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Ball is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). His clinical interests include ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallstones. Patient ratings for Dr. Ball average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ball honors 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. He is affiliated with 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. Leila Neshatian, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Leila Neshatian's specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Neshatian a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Neshatian accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Neshatian attended medical school at Shaheed Beheshti Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Farzaneh Banki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 260
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Farzaneh Banki practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. Dr. Banki accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Banki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, stomach cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Scleroderma, Trachea Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Anti-Reflux ... (Read more)

Dr. Bidhan B Das, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 330
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bidhan Das is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In Dr. Das's practice, Dr. Das is particularly interested in colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. On average, patients gave Dr. Das a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Das honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing Dr. Das's residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Das attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Das has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Das is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Das's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Hemorrhoids, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik Paul Askenasy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 330
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Askenasy's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Askenasy attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, incontinence, and crohn's disease. Dr. Askenasy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Theodoros Voloyiannis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 490
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Theodoros Voloyiannis is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. He speaks Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Voloyiannis include cancer, colon problems, and surgical procedures. Dr. Voloyiannis's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He studied medicine at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Voloyiannis accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer

Dr. Erik B Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 460
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Wilson works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Wilson include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and duodenal switch. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Wilson is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. Dr. Wilson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Mahmood, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 220
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Ali Mahmood is a colon and rectal surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in colon cancer, incontinence, and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Mahmood is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Mahmood has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colon Cancer

Dr. Nadya Hasham-Jiwa, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nadya Hasham-Jiwa sees patients in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Her medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hasham-Jiwa include esophageal cancer, leukemia, and lung cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Hasham-Jiwa is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hasham-Jiwa is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Leukemia, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Anemia, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer

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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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