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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Veluru include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Veluru attended medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Kurnool Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. Dr. Veluru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Kosuke Tokunaga practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tokunaga include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tokunaga honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tokunaga trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Tokunaga speaks Japanese. Dr. Tokunaga's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sedation, 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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Doma 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Yuba City, CA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school 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 practices adult gastroenterology in Yuba City, CA. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He attended medical school 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Yuba City, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marsh graduated from 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.