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, who practices in Saint Cloud, FL and Kissimmee, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Islam attended medical school at Dhaka Medical College. He completed his residency training at Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn and Cumberland Hospital, Brooklyn. He 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. Islam (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Mohammad Mastali is an adult gastroenterologist in Ocoee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Mastali is conversant in Persian. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and South Lake Hospital.

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

Dr. Shams Tabrez practices adult gastroenterology in Apopka, FL, Saint Cloud, FL, and Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Tabrez's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tabrez takes. He is a graduate of Rawalpindi Medical College. Dr. Tabrez's residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Tabrez (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Fleites sees patients in Saint Cloud, FL and Orlando, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Fleites trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophageal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Syed Lateef's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After attending Gandhi Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Lateef is an in-network provider for 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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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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