We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Yuba City, CA.

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Dr. Chandra S Veluru, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
550 B Street
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Chandra Veluru's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Veluru (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). His education and training includes medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Kurnool Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Veluru is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kosuke Tokunaga, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
550 B Street
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Kosuke Tokunaga is a gastroenterologist in Yuba City, CA. Dr. Tokunaga studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tokunaga include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Tokunaga speaks Japanese. Dr. Tokunaga's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sedation, Hydrogen Breath Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
870 Shasta Street; Suite 200
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Siva Doma's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Doma (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
870 Shasta Street; Suite 100
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Ken Chow practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chow honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
870 Shasta Street; Suite 200
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Kim specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Yuba City, CA. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kim studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
870 Shasta Street; Suite 100
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Jon Marsh's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Marsh is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Anthem, and more. He studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

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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.
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