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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. 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. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Veluru accepts. Dr. Veluru (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Veluru is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kosuke Tokunaga works as a gastroenterologist. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Tokunaga focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tokunaga's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He is conversant in Japanese.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Doma studied medicine 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chow honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare.

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

Dr. Jon Marsh's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Marsh graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Anthem, and 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.