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

Dr. Mario Enrique Tano, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 545
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Mario Tano is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Hollywood, FL, Miramar, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Tano average 3.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Tano 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 obtained his medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and Nordestana Catholic University and performed his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Diego Diaz's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Diaz trained at Miami Children's Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 practices adult gastroenterology in North Miami Beach, FL. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carp honors.

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

Dr. Neeraj Raghunath's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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

Dr. Solomon Lerer is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Aventura, FL. Dr. Lerer is a graduate of New York Medical College. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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.