We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Silver HMO near Naples, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6101 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Michael Cohen is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Cohen studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
681 Goodlette Road N; Suite 130
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Keith Hussey's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hussey accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6101 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Maria Valdes practices adult gastroenterology in Naples, FL. Dr. Valdes is in-network for 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
311 9th Street N; Suite 301
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Maged Bakr practices adult gastroenterology in Naples, FL. Dr. Bakr accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
681 Goodlette Road N; Suite 130
Naples, FL
 

Dr. William Provance's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Provance accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
150 Tamiami Trail N; Suite 2
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Guy Winzenried specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Winzenried 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. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin.

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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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