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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1755 48th Street; Suite 100
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Peter Kaye's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kaye's hospital/clinic affiliations include Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Longmont United Hospital, and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1755 48th Street; Suite 100
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Joel Montbriand's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Montbriand an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Montbriand's professional affiliations include Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Longmont United Hospital, and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2750 Broadway Street; Gastroenterology Department
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Robert Levine works as a gastroenterologist in Boulder, CO. His professional affiliations include Boulder Medical Center, Longmont United Hospital, and Boulder Community Hospital. Dr. Levine attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1755 48th Street; Suite 100
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Matthew Karowe is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Karowe is affiliated with Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Longmont United Hospital, and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.