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Dr. Sohaib Ahmed Faruqi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
425 Holderrieth Boulevard; Suite 109
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Sohaib Faruqi practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Faruqi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Punjabi. He has indicated that his clinical interests include anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Houston Methodist. Dr. Faruqi attended medical school at the University of the Punjab, Allama Iqbal Medical College, and King Edward Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). 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. Dr. Faruqi is open to 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, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajeshwar Pal Abrol, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
506 Graham Drive; #100
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Rajeshwar Abrol is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abrol is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Government Medical College, Amritsar and then went on to complete his residency at Government Medical College and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Abrol (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Abrol's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Colonoscopy

Dr. Arvind Cherku Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
506 Graham Drive; Suite 100
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Arvind Reddy is an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include crohn's disease, gallstones, and pancreas problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. He completed his residency training at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Dr. Reddy has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Shabbir-Husain Husain Jamali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
421 School Street; Suite 110
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Shabbir-Husain Jamali's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Jamali attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Jamali average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jamali has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Atauarrabb Ahmad, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
506 Graham Drive; Suite 220
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Ataurrabb Ahmad is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Houston, TX and Tomball, TX. Dr. Ahmad graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmad include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmad (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He is open to new patients.

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

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Dr. Murtaza N Bhuriwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
506 Graham
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhuriwala takes. In addition to English, Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Sindhi, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nathani include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Nathani average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nathani takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Nathani has an open panel.

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

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Dr. Muhammad Irfan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Irfan's specialty is general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Irfan include knee problems, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Dr. Irfan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Dr. Irfan welcomes new patients.

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

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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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