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We found 4 providers matching ERCP and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Plan 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, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Tagore attended Creighton University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

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

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

Dr. Abdul Khaleq's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khaleq include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Khaleq takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Khaleq completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Khaleq (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist in Sacramento, CA and Auburn, CA. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Neal's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neal takes. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Neal has an open panel.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Dredar's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Dredar has an open panel.

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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.