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

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

Dr. John Roddenberry sees patients in Bradenton, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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. Roddenberry accepts.

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

Dr. Mark Dawson is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dawson is an in-network provider for 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
250 2nd Street E; Suite 3e
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Marie Fazzary is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fazzary 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
5715 21st Avenue W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Trotman is an adult gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Trotman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Rimantas Zalepuga is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Zalepuga is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zalepuga honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Mark Kocab is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Kocab's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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

Dr. Malery Shashidhara is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He accepts 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. Manuel Rodriguez specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rodriguez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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

Dr. Ivan Rascon-Aguilar works as an adult gastroenterologist in Bradenton, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Carlos Montero specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Montero takes 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
1886 59th Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Leigh is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leigh honors. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College 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.