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

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

Dr. Mario Tano practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Tano graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and Nordestana Catholic University and then he performed his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tano takes. Dr. Tano is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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

Dr. Diego Diaz is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His training includes a residency program at Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Diaz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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

Dr. Neeraj Raghunath is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Hollywood, FL and Coral Gables, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Raghunath is affiliated with Memorial Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1400 Ne Miami Gardens Drive; Suite 221
North Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Marc Carp is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He honors 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 Temple University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Solomon Lerer works as a gastroenterologist. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.
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