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

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

Dr. Jesse Civan practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Civan's areas of expertise include radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), hepatitis C, and hepatitis B. His professional affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Civan accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jonathan Mark Fenkel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4735 Ogletown - Stanton Road; Medical Arts Pavillion 2, Suite 1211
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Jonathan Fenkel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fenkel attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fenkel include radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), hepatitis C, and hepatitis B. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Radioembolization, Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Bleeding, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Joseph Navarro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4745 Ogletown Road; Suite 134
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Victor Navarro's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Navarro include liver cancer and cirrhosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Navarro attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Navarro is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer

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

Dr. Jorge Uribe specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Newark, DE. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uribe honors. He 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.
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