We found 3 gastroenterologists who accept CIGNA Plans near Auburn, CA.

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Dr. Benjamin Andrew Brichler, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11795 Education Street; #201
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Brichler's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Brichler include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreas problems, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brichler completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Brichler accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Biliary Disorders

Dr. Danny C Yen, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
11795 Education Street; Suite 201
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Danny Yen is an Auburn, CA physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Yen attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil Allen Nedley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Adult Cardiology, Adult Gastroenterology
13300 New Airport Road; Suite 100
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Neil Nedley specializes in family medicine, adult cardiology, and adult gastroenterology and practices in Auburn, CA and Weimar, CA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Nedley's education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He has an open panel.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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