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We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Aetna Gold near Newark, DE.

Dr. Jonathan Mark Fenkel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4735 Ogletown - Stanton Road; Suite 1211
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Jonathan Fenkel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fenkel include hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and colonoscopy. His professional affiliations include Christiana Care Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, MRI, Ultrasound, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Bleeding, Hypertension, Biopsy, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Jesse Michael Civan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
4735 Ogletown - Stanton Road; Medical Arts Pavilion 2, Suite 1211
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Jesse Civan practices adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Civan include hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and gastritis. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Civan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Civan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Christiana Care Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Ultrasound, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Gastritis, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Bile ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
4745 Ogletown Road, Suite 134; Medical Arts Pavilion 1
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Victor Navarro is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Navarro include liver cancer and cirrhosis. Dr. Navarro is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Navarro attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Navarro is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Christiana Care Health System.

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Clinical interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
537 Stanton Christiana Road; Suite 203
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Jorge Uribe is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Uribe attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine.

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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.