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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dawson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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

Dr. John Roddenberry is a Bradenton, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Roddenberry is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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 is a Bradenton, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She 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
5715 21st Avenue W; #d
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Rimantas Zalepuga is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Bradenton, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zalepuga takes.

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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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kocab is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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

Dr. Bruce Trotman specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Bradenton, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Trotman's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Malery Shashidhara's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He accepts 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. Manuel Rodriguez works as a gastroenterologist in Bradenton, FL. He 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 attended medical school at 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Bradenton, FL. He honors 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 in Bradenton, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montero takes. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Jennifer Leigh's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Leigh is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.