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We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Hollywood, FL.

Dr. Diego Mauricio Diaz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 545
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Diego Diaz specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Diaz's medical residency was performed at Miami Children's Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Diaz's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 545
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Mario Tano specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Dr. Tano attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and Nordestana Catholic University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Tano's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Marc Steven Carp, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1400 Ne Miami Gardens Drive; Suite 221
North Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Marc Carp is a gastroenterologist in North Miami Beach, FL. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. 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.

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Dr. Neeraj Kumar Raghunath, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 545
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Raghunath specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raghunath takes. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; #303
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Solomon Lerer's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lerer studied medicine at New York Medical College.

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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.