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We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept CIGNA Plans near Auburn, CA.

Dr. E Andrews Andrews Neal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11795 Education Street; #201
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Earl Neal is a gastroenterologist in Sacramento, CA and Auburn, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Neal include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Neal attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Neal's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Sedation, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Upper ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Danny Yen practices gastroenterology (digestive system) in Auburn, CA. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Yen is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Yen obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Liver ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Benjamin Brichler works as a gastroenterologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreas problems, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Brichler takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Brichler attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Brichler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Biliary Disorders

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

Dr. Neil Nedley is a family medicine practitioner, adult cardiologist, and adult gastroenterologist in Auburn, CA and Weimar, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nedley takes. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nedley completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Nedley welcomes new patients.

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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.