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We found 63 providers matching endoscopy and who accept Blue Shield of California near San Diego, CA.

Dr. Tarek Ismail Hassanein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
230 Prospect Place; Suite 220
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Tarek Hassanein works as an adult gastroenterologist, transplant hepatologist, and hepatologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hassanein include ulcers, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Hassanein honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Hassanein (or staff) speaks Arabic and German.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy, endoscopy

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $734 - $1,182
  • Medicare Cost: $246 - $247
Dr. Suja Devi Savarirayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 240
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Suja Dubois works as an adult gastroenterologist. In her practice, Dr. Dubois focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dubois honors. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Dubois has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 99
  • Uninsured Cost: $698 - $1,375
  • Medicare Cost: $204 - $307
Dr. Carlton Wayne Thomas Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1855 1st Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Carlton Thomas is a gastroenterologist in San Diego, CA, Rancho Mirage, CA, and Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Thomas's areas of expertise include the following: colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Thomas attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy, endoscopy

All Interests: Bile Duct Stones, Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 84
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,794 - $2,361
  • Medicare Cost: $255 - $264
Dr. Gregory James Wiener, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
353 Church Avenue; # A
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Wiener is a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wiener include colon polypectomy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Wiener is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from CETEC University School of Medicine and the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Wiener speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy, endoscopy

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 183
  • Uninsured Cost: $724 - $1,900
  • Medicare Cost: $204 - $1,014
Dr. Taddese Teferi Desta, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
292 Euclid Avenue; Suite 115
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Taddese Desta is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Desta is especially interested in pancreas problems, hepatitis, and general care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Desta (or staff) speaks Amharic and Somali. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Desta is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Hemorrhoids, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 65
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200 - $3,563
  • Medicare Cost: $264 - $519
Dr. Iman Ibrahim Mikhail, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
502 So Euclid Avenue; Suite 205
National City, CA
 

Dr. Iman Mikhail specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Prince George's Hospital Center. Dr. Mikhail's areas of expertise include ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mikhail (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), colonoscopy, endoscopy

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 433
  • Uninsured Cost: $800 - $1,658
  • Medicare Cost: $26 - $576
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
292 Euclid Avenue; Suite 115
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ivan Cubas is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Cubas's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Cubas studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Cubas (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 313
  • Uninsured Cost: $738 - $2,051
  • Medicare Cost: $45 - $296
Dr. Erick Humberto Alayo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
353a Church Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Erick Alayo sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Alayo attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Alayo is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopy

All Interests: Bile Duct Stones, Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 260
  • Uninsured Cost: $725 - $1,436
  • Medicare Cost: $217 - $313
Dr. Kishore Venkatasiva Gaddipati, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 240
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kishore Gaddipati is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and motility disorders. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending NTR University of Health Sciences, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Siddhartha Medical College for medical school, Dr. Gaddipati completed his residency training at Carilion Clinic. Dr. Gaddipati (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Gaddipati is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Motility Disorders

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 123
  • Uninsured Cost: $880 - $1,419
  • Medicare Cost: $158 - $301
Dr. Sally Stipho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 240
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sally Stipho's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Stipho obtained her medical school training at The University of Nottingham Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stipho takes. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Stipho welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 104
  • Uninsured Cost: $730 - $1,375
  • Medicare Cost: $215 - $301
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
292 Euclid Avenue; Suite 115
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Schaeffer is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Schaeffer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Schaeffer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy, endoscopy

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 74
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,050 - $3,284
  • Medicare Cost: $255 - $313
Dr. Nedret Copur-Dahi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 W Arbor Drive; #8413
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Nedret Copur-Dahi specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in San Diego, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Copur-Dahi is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 133
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,502 - $2,097
  • Medicare Cost: $210 - $313
Dr. Michael Thomas Bennett, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2790 Truxtun Road; Suite 100
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bennett's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Bennett average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bennett include ulcers, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bennett accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Bennett is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), colonoscopy, endoscopy

All Interests: Hepatitis, Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $700 - $1,160
  • Medicare Cost: $194 - $293
Dr. Sergio Rene Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1224 10th Street; Suite 205
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Sergio Flores works as an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Flores takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Flores has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), colonoscopy, endoscopy

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 180
  • Uninsured Cost: $640 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $184 - $1,014
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 W Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. William Sandborn's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sandborn's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandborn accepts. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Sandborn's medical residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,799
  • Medicare Cost: $233
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4141 Fairmount Avenue; Suite #201
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tuan Nguyen is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 91
  • Uninsured Cost: $540 - $720
  • Medicare Cost: $219 - $313

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What is Endoscopy?

Endoscopy is the use of a thin, flexible, hollow tube that allows a doctor to see the inside of the body without traditional open surgery. The tubes, called endoscopes, come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and levels of stiffness to reach different parts of the body. Some also contain tiny tools that can be passed through the tube and used for procedures once they are inside the body. The use of tools within an endoscope is called endoscopic surgery and is one type of minimally invasive surgery, or surgery using a very small opening.

Endoscopes contain either a series of lenses or fiber optics that transmit light and images. They may have a tiny camera that projects images onto a screen. An endoscope can be inserted through a tiny incision or into an opening in the body (such as the mouth, nose, or anus).

Endoscopy is often used to examine the digestive tract, but it may be used in many locations throughout the body. It allows a physician to easily and safely get a direct examination of areas of inflammation, sources of bleeding, cysts, tumors, gallstones, the insides of joints, and more, through only a very tiny opening.