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Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
110 Irving Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Brian Bello's areas of specialization are general practice, general surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bello include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Bello's medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with LifeBridge Health and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Anal Cancer, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
2-phc, Room P2022; 3800 Reservoir Road, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Thomas Faust practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Faust include hepatitis, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and autoimmune disorders. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Faust takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Faust has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America and Multiple teaching awards. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Faust welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. David Elliot Fleischer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 5th Floor
Washington, DC
 

Dr. David Fleischer's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fleischer's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and capsule endoscopy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Fleischer is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Mayo Clinic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Capsule Endoscopy, Advanced Endoscopy, Esophageal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Endoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 77
  • Uninsured Cost: $229 - $305
  • Medicare Cost: $198 - $267
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Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Eye Street, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Shervin Shafa specializes in general practice and adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shafa at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shafa's clinical interests include colon cancer, colonoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Shafa is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Shafa takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Shafa has an open panel. Before completing Dr. Shafa's residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Shafa attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Shafa speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Division of Gastroenterology
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Thomas Loughney works as a gastroenterologist in Washington, DC. Clinical interests for Dr. Loughney include flexible sigmoidoscopy, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Loughney is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Loughney honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Loughney include: Top Recommended Gastroenterologist, Washington Consumer Checkbook; Washingtonian Magazine Best Doctor, multiple years; and James Leonard Award for Excellence in Teaching Internal Medicine. Dr. Loughney has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Pancreas ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 240
  • Uninsured Cost: $265 - $377
  • Medicare Cost: $231 - $328
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Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
110 Irving Street Nw, Suite 2100; Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Luis Hernandez works as a general practitioner, general surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Hernandez's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Hernandez graduated from Florida State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Anal Cancer, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Main Building Second Floor
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Mark Mattar's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mattar is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He has a special interest in colon cancer, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mattar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Mattar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Mattar has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $950 - $1,457
  • Medicare Cost: $244 - $301
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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; 2 Main
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Stuart Kaufman specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Dr. Kaufman's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), transplant procedures, and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaufman honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Kaufman's training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Transplant Procedures, Colonoscopy, Small Intestine Disorders

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Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
110 Irving Street Nw; Room 3a-3
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Mitesh Patel is a physician who specializes in general practice and adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Patel is affiliated with MedStar Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 83
  • Uninsured Cost: $733 - $1,030
  • Medicare Cost: $226 - $345
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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw Phc-2; Department of Pediatrics
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Yuliya Rekhtman is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rekhtman include peptic ulcer, crohn's disease, and biopsy. Dr. Rekhtman is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Rekhtman studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Teacher of the Year. She speaks Russian. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Dr. Rekhtman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Ulcerative Colitis, Allergies, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Biopsy, Small ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; M2408
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Aline Charabaty's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Charabaty's practice, she is particularly interested in crohn's disease, women's health issues, and ulcerative colitis. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Charabaty attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school. Dr. Charabaty (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Women's Health Issues, Colorectal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 85
  • Uninsured Cost: $950 - $1,225
  • Medicare Cost: $244 - $263
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Department of Gastroenterology
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Iram Khan is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Khan average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Khan is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College and a graduate of Rochester General Hospital's residency program. She is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Khan is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 156
  • Uninsured Cost: $735 - $970
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $317
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3800 Reservoir Road; 2nd Floor Main- Gastroenterology
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Caren Palese's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Palese (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Her clinical interests include swallowing problems (dysphagia) and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Palese is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Palese's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $950 - $1,225
  • Medicare Cost: $234 - $262
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; M2408
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Stanley Benjamin is an adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology specialist. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Benjamin completed his residency training at National Naval Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: colonoscopy, acid reflux (GERD), and esophagus problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Benjamin has received the distinction of Member, "Academy of Medicine, Washington". He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 283
  • Uninsured Cost: $866 - $1,484
  • Medicare Cost: $32 - $377
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1145 19th Street Nw; Suite 700
Washington, DC
 

Dr. James Frank's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Frank has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He trained at VA Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Frank welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 132
  • Uninsured Cost: $800 - $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $209 - $340
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Division of Gastroenterology
Washington, DC
 

Dr. James Lewis' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lewis's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Lewis accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kings County Hospital Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lewis include: Georgetown University Hospital Gastroenterology Fellows Award for excellence in teaching Residents; Best Doctors in America; and AMA Physician's Recognition Award.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 81
  • Uninsured Cost: $950 - $1,484
  • Medicare Cost: $234 - $280

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What is a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is the use of a special tool called a colonoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end) to examine the inside of the colon and rectum. The tube is typically inserted anally, and it allows the physician to examine the large intestine from the inside. It may be done at any time to diagnose bowel problems, but routine colonoscopies are advised after the age of 50 to screen for colon cancer.

A colonoscopy may be performed to diagnose:
  • Intestinal ulcers
  • Polyps
  • Bowel cancer
  • An unidentified source of pain or bleeding in the intestine

You may be asked to drink only liquids in the days before a colonoscopy, or you may be given an enema to remove residual fecal matter. Before the exam, you are given medication to help you relax, and you lay on your side on a table. The scope is inserted into the anus and gently moved all the way through the large intestine. Air may be pumped into the intestine to improve the view for the physician. Any polyps that are found will be removed. Then the colonoscope will be withdrawn. A colonoscopy is not usually painful, but you may feel some bloating or have some cramps right afterward. If you had polyps removed you might experience a small amount of bleeding. Any side effects should go away within a few hours.