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We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1400 near Davenport, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40100 Us Highway 27
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Khalid Maqsood specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Clermont, FL and Davenport, FL. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Maqsood is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
40100 Us Highway 27
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Rajab Abukhadrah specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abukhadrah honors. Dr. Abukhadrah is professionally affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40124n Us 27; Suite 102
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Devendra Kahlon's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kahlon attended medical school at Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Kahlon trained at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and Beaumont Hospitals for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2320 North Boulevard
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Fadi Rahhal is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He 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 is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rahhal's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. His professional affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40100 Us Highway 27
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Caroline Honculada, who practices in Lake Wales, FL and Davenport, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. She attended Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Honculada's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She 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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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.