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We found 4 providers matching ERCP and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Sacramento, CA.

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

Dr. Kuldeep Tagore is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Sacramento, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Tagore is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, 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. His professional 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: Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Swallowing ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Abdul Khaleq is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Sacramento, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Khaleq's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Khaleq is open to new patients. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Khaleq (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,547 - $1,856
  • Medicare Cost: $141 - $438
Dr. E Andrews Andrews Neal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2025 Morse Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Earl Neal's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neal takes. Dr. Neal is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Serag Dredar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Serag Dredar is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Dredar obtained his medical school training at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Hypertension, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (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.