We found 20 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Alliance near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Stanley Howard Stein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Stanley Stein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His clinical interests include diabetes, pancreas problems, and ulcers. Dr. Stein's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith H Fiman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1111 Highway 6; Suite 105
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Keith Fiman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Fiman's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fiman is accepting new patients. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Internal ... (Read more)

Dr. Leka Gajula, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 370
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Leka Gajula is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, colon cancer, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Gajula is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. For her residency, Dr. Gajula trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Gajula average 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Nisar Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nisar Ahmed's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed honors. Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Ahmed's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kumara Peddamatham is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati for medical school and subsequently trained at Cabrini Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peddamatham include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. Dr. Peddamatham is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Peddamatham is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Brain AVM, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis T Campos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos works as a hematologist and adult oncologist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. Dr. Campos's professional 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 takes. Dr. Campos is open to new patients. He is a graduate of National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Campos's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Oncologist. He is conversant in 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. Julio Antonio Peguero, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Julio Peguero works as a hematologist and oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Peguero include pancreas problems, leukemia, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He 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. Dr. Peguero welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Dr. Thomas Wylie Moore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Moore works as a general surgeon in Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include minor surgery, colon cancer, and breast cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Moore is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Moore takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston's residency program. Dr. Moore's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. William S Velasquez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. William Velasquez specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Velasquez's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, thyroid problems, 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of National University of San Marcos. Dr. Velasquez is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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Dr. John David Fisher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. John Fisher works as a general surgeon in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fisher include laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and hemorrhoids. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Fisher graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Fisher average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fisher has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Hemorrhoids, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Guillermo Padron Ponce De Leon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Ponce De Leon is a medical specialist in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ponce De Leon include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Ponce De Leon average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ponce De Leon's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Diagnostic Evaluation, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
138 Eldridge; Suite E
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among Dr. Ajim's clinical interests: warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). She attended medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Dr. Ajim's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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Dr. Alex P Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alex Nguyen, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He has a special interest in colon cancer, bone marrow aspiration, and blood disorders. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Viren N Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Viren Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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Dr. Ronjay Rakkhit, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ronjay Rakkhit is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise consist of colon cancer, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rakkhit's education and training includes medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rakkhit's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Dr. Michael Todd Wood, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; #360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Wood is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Wood graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Wood is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (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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