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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3401 Engineer Lane
Seaside, CA
 

Dr. Magdalena Kaczynska is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. Dr. Kaczynska is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). She graduated from Medical University of Warsaw and Medical University of Lublin. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients.

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Dr. Mary L Garren, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23 Upper Ragsdale Drive; Suite 200
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Mary Garren, who practices in Monterey, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Garren is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1900 Garden Road; Suite 110
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Anders Dahlstrom works as a pediatric gastroenterologist, hepatologist, and nutrition specialist. Dr. Dahlstrom is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He is a graduate of Karolinska Institute. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23 Upper Ragsdale Drive; Suite 200
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Kathryn Swanson's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Swanson a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23 Upper Ragsdale Drive; Suite 200
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Michael Smith's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Smith attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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Dr. Richard Walter Hell, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23 Upper Ragsdale Drive; Suite 200
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Richard Hell is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hell attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Isabelle C Barnard, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23 Upper Ragsdale Drive; Suite 200
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Isabelle Barnard practices adult gastroenterology in Monterey, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Barnard a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23 Upper Ragsdale Drive; Suite 200
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Lloyd Garren's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Garren's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Craig Everett Christensen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
901 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Craig Christensen is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Christensen attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23 Upper Ragsdale Drive
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Michael Mendoza is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mendoza graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23 Upper Ragsdale Drive; Suite 200
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Luba specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Monterey, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Luba attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23 Upper Ragsdale Drive; Suite 200
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Toby Katz sees patients in Monterey, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Katz attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. James A Di Sario, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23 Upper Ragsdale Drive; Suite 200
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. James Di Sario is an adult gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Di Sario average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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.