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We found 7 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health near Brooksville, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Muhammed Hiba, who practices in Brooksville, FL and Spring Hill, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Dr. Hiba is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Hiba 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.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Ramakrishna Kanuri works as an adult gastroenterologist in Brooksville, FL and Spring Hill, FL. Dr. Kanuri is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Kanuri attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Husam Shuayb practices adult gastroenterology in Brooksville, FL and Spring Hill, FL. Dr. Shuayb studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shuayb's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Azzam Muftah is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Brooksville, FL and Spring Hill, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Muftah is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Syed Bin-Sagheer practices adult gastroenterology in Brooksville, FL and Spring Hill, FL. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bin-Sagheer honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
705 Harvard Street
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Pudichery Paul practices adult gastroenterology. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Before completing his residency at Norwalk Hospital, Dr. Paul attended medical school at Government Medical College, Kottayam. Dr. Paul 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. Dr. Paul has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Shawkatali Kero is a gastroenterologist in Brooksville, FL, Spring Hill, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Kero attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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.