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We found 3 providers matching ERCP and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Sacramento, CA.

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

Dr. Kuldeep Tagore sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tagore include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tagore honors. Dr. Tagore obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tagore's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

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

Dr. Abdul Matin Khaleq, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Abdul Khaleq works as a gastroenterologist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Khaleq (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Khaleq has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. The average patient rating for Dr. Khaleq is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Khaleq is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Khaleq welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,547 - $1,856
  • Medicare Cost: $141 - $438
Dr. Serag Dredar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Serag Dredar is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Dredar attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Dredar takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Dredar is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

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

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What is ERCP (Biliary and Pancreatic Endoscopy)?

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is sometimes called biliary and pancreatic endoscopy. It is a type of imaging test and procedure done to examine potential problems with the bile and pancreatic ducts. These ducts carry digestive fluid from the liver or pancreas to the gallbladder and intestines. An ERCP may be used to open blocked ducts, break up and remove gallstones, remove tumors, insert stents, or take a biopsy.

The ERCP procedure takes between 30 minutes and several hours, depending on the reason for the procedure and the findings of the exam. A sedative is given, and a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is placed down the throat until it reaches the correct area. Dye is injected through the tube, and x-rays of the dye are taken, which show the ducts. Then, while the tube is still in place, tools can be maneuvered down it and used to treat the problem while the doctor uses the x-rays for guidance.

Although an ERCP can be used simply to diagnose a bile duct problem, there are other, less invasive imaging procedures (such as MRI) that can look at the ducts. The benefit of ERCP is that it can both diagnose a problem and deliver treatment at the same time.