We found 57 gastroenterologists who accept Cigna near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Sabina Ahmed Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
3801 Sacramento Street; Suite 216
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sabina Ali is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ali takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Ali (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. Dr. Ali is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ali's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Colitis, Hydrogen Breath Test, Failure to Thrive, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Clare Burgis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Burgis, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Burgis's areas of expertise include the following: hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and transplant procedures. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Burgis honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Elizabeth Hechavarria Hechavarria, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Yen's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, she performed her residency at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Yen has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yen is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Boston Children's Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Richard Todd Frederick, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. R. Frederick is an adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and liver transplant. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Frederick studied medicine at New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Frederick completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy J Davern II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
2340 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Davern, who practices in San Francisco, CA, Fresno, CA, and Modesto, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Davern include liver disease and liver transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Davern is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Davern has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Liver Transplant

Dr. Stewart Lyndon Cooper, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stewart Cooper's specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He practices in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Cooper has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Wales College of Medicine. Dr. Cooper offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease, Hemochromatosis, Wilson's ... (Read more)

Dr. Kidist Kidane Yimam, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
2333 Buchanan Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kidist Yimam is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, she performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. She has a special interest in liver transplant. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yimam takes. Dr. Yimam's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Liver Transplant

Dr. Emily Rothbaum Rothbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 Parnassus Avenue Mu-408-e; Box 0136
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Emily Perito practices pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), viral hepatitis, and liver transplant. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Perito is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of New York-Presbyterian Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Perito speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Transplant, Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis

Dr. Adil Salih Wakil, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Adil Wakil's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and wilson's disease. Dr. Wakil is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Wakil attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Wakil (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Wakil's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann Ming M Yeh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ann Yeh practices pediatric gastroenterology. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yeh attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Yeh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Yeh has an open panel.

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Dr. Chanda Kendra Ho, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Chanda Ho specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system), transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology and practices in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Ho's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Transplant

Dr. Maurizio Bonacini, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1580 Valencia Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Maurizio Bonacini practices adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He studied medicine at Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. His training includes residency programs at New York Hospital Queens and Booth Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Bonacini include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bonacini accepts. Dr. Bonacini has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Bonacini (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sedation, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Scott Verhille, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3838 California Street; Suite 416
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Verhille specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Verhille focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Verhille takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Viral Hepatitis, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mimi S Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
899 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mimi Lin sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). She is conversant in Mandarin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lin include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Lin honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Fecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Cathleen Nora Cabansag, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2186 Geary Boulevard; Suite #320
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Cathleen Cabansag practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cabansag include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Cabansag accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Cabansag is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. William John Snape Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Snape is an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in San Francisco, CA. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Snape include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. Dr. Snape is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Snape welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Snape attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.