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We found 11 gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare Compass near Bradenton, FL.

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Dr. Mark Steven Dawson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 2 Street E; Suite 3e
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Mark Dawson practices adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Dawson has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dawson accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1886 59th Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. John Roddenberry practices adult gastroenterology in Bradenton, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Roddenberry at 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. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 2nd Street E; Suite 3e
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Marie Fazzary's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed her at an average 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. Fazzary accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5715 21st Avenue W; #d
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Rimantas Zalepuga is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Zalepuga honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Mark Andrew Kocab, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 2nd Street E; Suite 3e
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Mark Kocab's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kocab 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 graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5715 21st Avenue W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Trotman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trotman takes.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 2nd Street E; Suite 3e
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Malery Shashidhara, who practices in Bradenton, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He takes 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1886 59th Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Rodriguez's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rodriguez studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He honors 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1886 59th Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Ivan Rascon-Aguilar specializes in adult gastroenterology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1886 59th Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Montero is an adult gastroenterologist. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He takes 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1886 59th Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Leigh specializes in adult gastroenterology. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Leigh accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.