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We found 29 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Aventura, FL.

Dr. Mark Stephen Avila, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 100
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Mark Avila works as a gastroenterologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatitis. Dr. Avila is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency training at Tucson Medical Center and Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program. Dr. Avila honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease

Dr. Enrique Gerardo Molina, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite F
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Enrique Molina practices adult gastroenterology in Hollywood, FL and Cooper City, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Zulia School of Medicine. Dr. Molina is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Howard Israel Baikovitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 650
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Howard Baikovitz is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Baikovitz is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 445
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Mark Lamet is a Hollywood, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for his residency. Patients gave Dr. Lamet an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lamet takes. Dr. Lamet is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Leon Sultan Maratchi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite F
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Leon Maratchi is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Maratchi is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Maratchi obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Maratchi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
65 Nw 168th Street
North Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Marwan Iskandarani is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Iskandarani accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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Dr. Baaz Mishiev, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite F
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Baaz Mishiev's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mishiev's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Mishiev attended medical school at New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Mishiev speaks Russian.

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Dr. Joel Zachry Stengel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite F
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Joel Stengel, who practices in Hollywood, FL and Cooper City, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. For his professional training, Dr. Stengel completed a residency program at Brooke Army Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16855 Ne 2nd Avenue; Suite 202
North Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Roman is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patients rated Dr. Roman highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12550 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 600
North Miami, FL
 

Dr. Eduardo Kofman is an adult gastroenterology specialist in North Miami, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kofman is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kofman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1150 N 35 Avenue; #525
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Ira Lefkof works as an adult gastroenterologist in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Lefkof is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Mario Enrique Tano, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 545
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Mario Tano's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Tano average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tano accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Dr. Tano attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and Nordestana Catholic University for medical school. Dr. Tano speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Lina Maria Felipez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
20295 Ne 29 Place; #300
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Lina Felipez's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. She is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Felipez focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Felipez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Diego Mauricio Diaz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 545
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Diego Diaz sees patients in Hollywood, FL and Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Diaz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His medical residency was performed at Miami Children's Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Yonathan Fuchs, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 545
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Yonathan Fuchs is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Hollywood, FL, Miramar, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Miami Children's Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fuchs (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2999 Ne 191 Street; Suite 330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Souaid is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Souaid completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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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.