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We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1464 near Lake Worth, FL.

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Dr. Hillel David Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
160 Jfk Drive; Suite 103
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Hillel Cohen, who practices in Atlantis, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients rated Dr. Cohen highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
160 Jfk Drive; Suite 103
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Michael Urban's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
160 Jfk Drive; Suite 103
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Marisa Kesselman is an Atlantis, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kesselman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
160 John F Kennedy Drive; Suite 103
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Nirmala Shanmugam is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Atlantis, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Shanmugam is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shanmugam accepts.

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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.