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We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Fresno, CA.

Dr. Kandarp Krishnalal Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2615 E. Clinton Avenue
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Kandarp Shah is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Visalia, CA, Hanford, CA, and Fresno, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is professionally affiliated with VA Central California Health Care System and Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
445 S Cedar Avenue
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Chang practices adult gastroenterology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Chang speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Chang is affiliated with VA Central California Health Care System.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
110 N Valeria Street; Suite 503
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Kumar Mohan's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He accepts Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He graduated from Madras Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2615 E. Clinton Avenue
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Davis is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Fresno, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Davis a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with VA Central California Health Care System. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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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.