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Dr. Rodrigo A Castillo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Rodrigo Castillo is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Castillo's residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis, ulcerative colitis, and pancreatitis. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Bile Duct Problems, Pancreatitis

Dr. Kevin R Kozak, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 Mineral Point Avenue
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Kevin Kozak, who practices in Janesville, WI, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kozak include lung cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Kozak honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Tumor, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Nadar Honarkhah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Nadar Honarkhah is an internist in Janesville, WI. His clinical interests include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and heart problems. Dr. Honarkhah is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed his residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Honarkhah is affiliated with Mercy Clinic East.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Weight Management, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahid Shekhani, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1000 Mineral Point Avenue
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Shahid Shekhani is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. His areas of expertise include the following: hospice (end-of-life care), lung cancer, and colon cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shekhani completed his residency training at Prince George's Hospital Center. He is affiliated with Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Blood Disorders, Lung Cancer, Hospice, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Emily G Robinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Neuro-Oncology, Medical Oncology
1000 Mineral Point Avenue
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Emily Robinson is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and neuro-oncology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Robinson is affiliated with Mercy Health System. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Robinson attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

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

Joanna L Ryder
Specializes in Nutrition
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Ms. Joanna Ryder practices nutrition in Janesville, WI. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and cancer. Ms. Ryder is professionally affiliated with Mercy Clinic East. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Heart Problems, Celiac Disease, Diabetes, Cancer, Weight Management

Matthew D Warnke, MSOM
Specializes in Acupuncture
1010 N Washington Street
Janesville, WI
 

Mr. Matthew Warnke works as an acupuncturist. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), preventive care, and traditional chinese medicine. Mr. Warnke is affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Pain Management, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Preventive Care

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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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