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We found 5 gastroenterologists near Vacaville, CA.

Dr. Ian J Logan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
770 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Ian Logan's specialty is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Logan takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Logan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Logan's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2741 Seminole Drive
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Krishnaswamy Rajan's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Rajan (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Quality Drive
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Lanchinh Nguyen works as a gastroenterologist in Vacaville, CA. She is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Quality Drive
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Yi Zheng's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Zheng is a graduate of Tongji University Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Quality Drive
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Hungyi Lu's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Lu accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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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.