We found 11 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Rowlett, TX.

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Dr Viralkumar Vinaychandra Patel MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX

Dr. Viralkumar Patel works as a gastroenterologist. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include heartburn, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). Dr. Patel 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. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Dallas, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Heartburn, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ERCP, Heartburn, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Col ... (Read more)

Dr Sami Naci Arslanlar MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.62 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX

Dr. Sami Arslanlar specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heartburn, peptic ulcer, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Arslanlar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Arslanlar has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Arslanlar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Turkish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Dallas, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Arslanlar is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Heartburn, Peptic Ulcer, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr John C Lee MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.55 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX

Dr. John Lee works as an adult gastroenterologist in Rowlett, TX and Dallas, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, heartburn, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Dallas, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Heartburn, Peptic Ulcer, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Thyroid Problems, Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr Lisa Cristina Alvarez MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX

Dr. Lisa Alvarez's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include heartburn, colorectal cancer screening, and surgical procedures. Dr. Alvarez's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Dallas, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alvarez accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Alvarez has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , Heartburn, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Surgical Procedures, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr David W Ritter MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
Average rating 3.08 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1005 Ralph Hall Parkway; Suite 211
Rockwall, TX

Dr. David Ritter, who practices in Rowlett, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ritter's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gallbladder problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Ritter is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Problems, Intestinal Problems, Acid Reflux, Appendicitis

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Intestinal Problems, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Thyroid Problems, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr Roberto RodriguezRuesga MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3142 Horizon Road; Suite 110
Rockwall, TX

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez-Ruesga is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez-Ruesga include cancer surgery, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Rockwall, and Texas Oncology. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic and Butterworth Hospital, Dr. Rodriguez-Ruesga attended medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez-Ruesga 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.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Hemorrhoids

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Cancer Surgery, Ulcerative Colitis, Robotic ... (Read more)

John Keith Abbott III MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1005 Ralph Hall Parkway; Suite 211
Rockwall, TX

Dr. John Abbott's specialty is general surgery. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, gallbladder problems, and colonoscopy. Dr. Abbott's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Abbott's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Problems, Appendicitis

All Interests: Appendicitis, Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Melanoma, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr Daniel Enoch Wandrey MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2504 Ridge Road; Suite 202
Rockwall, TX

Dr. Daniel Wandrey's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Rowlett, TX and Rockwall, TX. These areas are among Dr. Wandrey's clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and colon problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Wandrey attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Problems, Rectal Problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, Robotic ... (Read more)

Jeffrey S Stephens MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens practices general surgery. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Stephens 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 the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Stephens speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Bio ... (Read more)

Dr Katherine R Makohon MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
9500 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 300
Rowlett, TX

Dr. Katherine Makohon's medical specialty is general surgery. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Makohon include diverticular disease, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Makohon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Lake Pointe Medical Center, and Texas Health Kaufman. Dr. Makohon studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Methodist Health System. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Makohon is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diverticular Disease, Bowel Obstruction, Intestinal Problems, Appendicitis

All Interests: Appendicitis, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Bowel Obstruction, Diverticular Dise ... (Read more)

Dr Christopher James Cottrell MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 2.82 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX

Dr. Christopher Cottrell works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Cottrell is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cottrell's areas of expertise include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery), obesity, and heartburn. He 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. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cottrell's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Heartburn, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical P ... (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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