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Dr. Kuldeep Singh Tagore, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Kuldeep Tagore works as an adult gastroenterologist in Sacramento, CA. In his practice, Dr. Tagore focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tagore welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 248
  • Charge (avg.): $1,353 - $2,034
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $30 - $572
Dr. Abdul Matin Khaleq, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Abdul Khaleq is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Khaleq (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Khaleq is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Khaleq performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Chronic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 476
  • Charge (avg.): $1,340 - $2,023
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $181 - $565
Dr. Serag Dredar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Serag Dredar sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Dredar has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dredar honors. Dr. Dredar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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What is a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is the use of a special tool called a colonoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end) to examine the inside of the colon and rectum. The tube is typically inserted anally, and it allows the physician to examine the large intestine from the inside. It may be done at any time to diagnose bowel problems, but routine colonoscopies are advised after the age of 50 to screen for colon cancer.

A colonoscopy may be performed to diagnose:
  • Intestinal ulcers
  • Polyps
  • Bowel cancer
  • An unidentified source of pain or bleeding in the intestine

You may be asked to drink only liquids in the days before a colonoscopy, or you may be given an enema to remove residual fecal matter. Before the exam, you are given medication to help you relax, and you lay on your side on a table. The scope is inserted into the anus and gently moved all the way through the large intestine. Air may be pumped into the intestine to improve the view for the physician. Any polyps that are found will be removed. Then the colonoscope will be withdrawn. A colonoscopy is not usually painful, but you may feel some bloating or have some cramps right afterward. If you had polyps removed you might experience a small amount of bleeding. Any side effects should go away within a few hours.
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