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

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

Dr. Chandra Veluru's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Veluru accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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 (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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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 physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Tokunaga include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tokunaga accepts. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Tokunaga is conversant in Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Tokunaga is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Siva Doma is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Doma accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chow accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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 graduated from 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Yuba City, CA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Marsh accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.