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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3401 Engineer Lane
Seaside, CA
 

Dr. Magdalena Kaczynska, who practices in Seaside, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Kaczynska graduated from Medical University of Warsaw and Medical University of Lublin. She speaks Polish.

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

Dr. Kathryn Swanson specializes in adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swanson accepts.

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Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
2 Upper Ragsdale Drive; Suite B 270
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Anders Dahlstrom's specialties are nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). He is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Dahlstrom attended medical school at Karolinska Institute. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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

Dr. Michael Smith specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Smith's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

Dr. Richard Hell works as a gastroenterologist in Monterey, CA. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hell is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Isabelle Barnard works as an adult gastroenterologist in Monterey, CA. Dr. Barnard's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barnard takes. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Lloyd Garren is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Garren accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Craig Christensen's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Christensen's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Mary Garren's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garren accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23 Upper Ragsdale Drive
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Michael Mendoza, who practices in Monterey, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He 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. Daniel Luba is a Monterey, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Katz is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is conversant in 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Di Sario is rated highly by his patients. He honors 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.