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We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Michael Bruce Tindel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16244 S. Military Trail; Suite 470
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Michael Tindel is a gastroenterologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tindel accepts. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Tindel is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Dr. Vipin Kumar Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 E Hillsboro Boulevard; Suite 207
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Vipin Gupta is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. He graduated from J.J.M. Medical College. He completed his residency training at Long Island College Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Gupta average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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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Dr. Mayuri P Patni, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 E Hillsboro Boulevard; Suite 207
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Mayuri Gupta is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gupta's training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Robert Mellman is a Boca Raton, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mellman is professionally affiliated with Boca Raton Regional Hospital. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5130 Linton Boulevard; Suite H2
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Moshe Hirth is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Delray Beach, FL. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. Patients rated Dr. Hirth highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hirth (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
801 Meadows Road; Suite 107
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Prosper Abitbol is a Boca Raton, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Abitbol graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 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. Abitbol accepts.

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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.