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We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept BlueCare near Saint Cloud, FL.

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

Dr. M. Islam practices adult gastroenterology in Saint Cloud, FL and Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Islam 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 Dhaka Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Islam completed residency programs at Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn and Cumberland Hospital, Brooklyn. Dr. Islam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. M. Mastali is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Ocoee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Mastali speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and South Lake Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Mastali accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Tabrez's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rawalpindi Medical College and the University of the Punjab and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Tabrez (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Small Intestine Disorders, Acid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Syed Lateef is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. After attending Gandhi Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. He 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. Dr. Lateef is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Fleites practices adult gastroenterology in Saint Cloud, FL and Orlando, FL. 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. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Fleites is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Proctosigmoidoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Disorders, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (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.