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We found 11 gastroenterologists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1431 near Plantation, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2061 Englewood Road; Suite 4
Englewood, FL
 

Dr. Bryan Feyen's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Feyen is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1215 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Peter Dumas practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dumas attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Abington Memorial Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other, Internal Medicine
1041 Ridgewood Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Robert Felman's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Felman graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is rated highly by his patients. 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 professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1990 Tamiami Tr., S.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Jay Raja is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Raja is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Raja trained at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2061 Englewood Road; Suite 4
Englewood, FL
 

Dr. Vito Ditomaso is an adult gastroenterologist in Englewood, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Ditomaso accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
825 Venetian Parkway
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Ravi Kondapalli practices gastroenterology (digestive system). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kondapalli is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kondapalli attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College. His residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1041 Ridgewood Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Howard Grossbard's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Grossbard attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He takes 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 Gastroenterology, Other, Internal Medicine
1370 E Venice Avenue; Suite 210
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Demasi's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). Before completing his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Dr. Demasi attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Demasi at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8421 Pointe Loop Drive
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Jaffer Khan practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended King Edward Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Jersey City Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8421 Pointe Loop Drive
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Tariq Khan's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. 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 studied medicine at Mayo Medical School and King Edward Medical University. Dr. Khan trained at Jersey City Medical Center for his residency.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
825 Venetian Parkway
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Katie Agnello works as an adult gastroenterologist. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Agnello trained at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Agnello is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Agnello is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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.