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We found 5 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Tindel speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Tindel attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He 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.

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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 gastroenterologist in Deerfield Beach, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Gupta is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of J.J.M. Medical College. He trained at Long Island College Hospital for his residency. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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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 an adult gastroenterologist. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Gupta takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For her residency, Dr. Gupta trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1000 Nw 9th Court; Suite 204
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Robert Mellman's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Mellman an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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Dr. Prosper Abitbol, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
801 Meadows Road; Suite 107
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Prosper Abitbol is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Boca Raton, FL. Patients gave Dr. Abitbol an average 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 takes. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic 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.