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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
505 S Nolen Drive
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Tanya Evans sees patients in Southlake, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include heartburn and acid reflux (GERD). Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City McKinney (MCM), and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Dr. Evans accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Evans's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Acid Reflux

Dr. Jerry Lee Lugger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3061 W Southlake Boulevard; #130
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Lugger is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Euless, TX and Southlake, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lugger's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, adjacent tissue transfer, and moles. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Lugger attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Vikas Aurora, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1650 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Aurora is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Grapevine, TX and Bedford, TX. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aurora include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. Dr. Aurora 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 affiliated with Medical City North Hills, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). Dr. Aurora is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colorectal problems, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Abdominal Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Larry Elliott, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1600 W. College; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Robert Elliott works as a general surgeon in Grapevine, TX. These areas are among Dr. Elliott's clinical interests: thyroid problems, breast surgery, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Elliott attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Southlake.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Soft ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael William William, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 West College Street; Suite 690
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Michael Bryan specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Bryan has indicated that his clinical interests include diverticular disease, laparoscopic colon surgery, and colorectal cancer screening. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB), and Texas Health Southlake. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Alphonso Ferrara, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2850 E State Highway 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Craig Ferrara's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Fort Worth, TX, Dallas, TX, and Trophy Club, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ferrara include sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and morbid obesity. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Fort Worth. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Weight Management, Morbid Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clifford L Simmang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 W College Street; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Simmang works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Simmang graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brooke Army Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of rectal cancer, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colon surgery. Dr. Simmang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Resources.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hemorrhoids

Dr. Yvonne Marie Diener, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1643 Lancaster Drive; Suite 202
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Yvonne Coyle is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Grapevine, TX and Dallas, TX. She has a special interest in solid tumor and gastrointestinal tumor. Dr. Coyle's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Solid Tumor, Gastrointestinal Tumor

Dr. Jennifer K Lowney, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 W College Street; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Lowney is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Lowney's areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, and Texas Health Plano. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Lowney studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, constipation

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Edward Grays, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2850 E State Highway 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Peter Grays' area of specialization is general surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colon surgery, inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. His professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Fort Worth. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grays takes. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Columbus Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Grays speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , appendicitis

All Interests: Appendicitis, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Inguinal Hernia Repair, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. James David Mackey, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
431 E. State Hwy 114; Suite 470
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. James Mackey is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mackey include bladder cancer, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and clinical trials. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB), and Texas Health Plano. Dr. Mackey studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mackey takes. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, anal cancer, colon problems, rectal problems, colon polyps

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Chemical Peels, Bile ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
1600 W. College Street; Suite Ll10
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Loren Lasater works as a family medicine practitioner in Grapevine, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Before performing his residency at Phoenix Baptist Hospital, Dr. Lasater attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, prostate problems, and menopause. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lasater accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, vomiting, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dale Howard Brancel, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
2850 E State Highway 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Dale Brancel specializes in general surgery and practices in Hurst, TX and Trophy Club, TX. His clinical interests encompass venous disease, da vinci surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brancel takes. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Grandview Medical Center. Dr. Brancel is professionally affiliated with Medical City North Hills and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Acid Reflux, Venous Disease

Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
2850 E State Highway 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Robert Snow works as a bariatric surgeon. His clinical interests include laparoscopic gastric banding. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snow accepts. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Stomach Problems

Dr. Chad Joseph Carlton, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2850 E State Highway 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Chad Carlton's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Carlton has a special interest in sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and roux-en-y gastric bypass. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Bridget Katherine Holden, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
2850 E State Highway 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Bridget Holden works as a bariatric surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Holden average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Holden include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Holden is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Holden completed a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Stomach Problems, Duodenal Switch, ... (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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