We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Saint Cloud, FL.

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Dr. M. Sirajul Siraj Ul Islam, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. M. Islam specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Saint Cloud, FL and Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Islam is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn and Cumberland Hospital, Brooklyn, Dr. Islam attended medical school at Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Islam (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Hemorrhoidectomy, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Mastali is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Ocoee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and South Lake Hospital. Dr. Mastali accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Mastali trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Mastali speaks Persian.

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Dr. Shams S.M. Tabrez, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other, Adult Hepatology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Shams Tabrez is a gastroenterologist and adult hepatologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Tabrez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College and the University of the Punjab, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Tabrez (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Anoscopy, Esophagitis, Esophageal Ulcer, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Syed Lateef is an adult gastroenterologist. Before performing his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Lateef attended Gandhi Medical College for medical school. 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 is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Fleites is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Fleites 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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Clinical interests: Manometry, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Barrett's Esophagus, Proctosigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

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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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