We found 13 gastroenterologists near Monterey, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3401 Engineer Lane
Seaside, CA
 

Dr. Magdalena Kaczynska specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Seaside, CA. She is a graduate of Medical University of Warsaw and Medical University of Lublin. Patients gave Dr. Kaczynska an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is conversant in Polish. She is affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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

Dr. Anders Dahlstrom is a pediatric gastroenterologist, hepatologist, and nutrition specialist. Dr. Dahlstrom graduated from Karolinska Institute. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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

Dr. Michael Smith is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Smith has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Kathryn Swanson's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Swanson accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
901 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Craig Christensen specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Monterey, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Christensen is 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christensen accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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

Dr. Mary Garren's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Garren's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Garren takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Richard Hell practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hell is rated highly by his patients. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hell honors. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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

Dr. Isabelle Barnard is a gastroenterologist. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Barnard is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Barnard is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23 Upper Ragsdale Drive
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Michael Mendoza's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mendoza is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Daniel Luba practices adult gastroenterology. Patients rated Dr. Luba highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Katz is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz accepts. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. James Di Sario is a Monterey, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider 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.