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We found 11 gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare Silver near Sarasota, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2089 Hawthorne Street; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Frank Corbett practices adult gastroenterology in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Corbett studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1219 East Avenue; Suite 308
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Lee Mitchel sees patients in Sarasota, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mitchel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Ramon E Colina, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3333 Cattlemen Road; Suite 202
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Colina is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Colina is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
3325 S Tamiami Trail; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Charles Loewe's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Loewe's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loewe takes. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3333 Cattlemen Road; Suite 202
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Francene Martin is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2750 Bahia Vista; Suite 250
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Norman Aprill is an adult gastroenterologist in Sarasota, FL. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Patient ratings for Dr. Aprill average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aprill is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aprill has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1801 Arlington Street; Suite 101
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Southerland practices adult gastroenterology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Southerland honors.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2089 Hawthorne Street; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Kuperman is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Sarasota, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kuperman graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3333 Cattlemen Road; Suite 202
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Vernu Visvalingam specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Sarasota, FL. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Visvalingam's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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
1801 Arlington Street; Suite 101
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Isaac Kalvaria is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kalvaria 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 Adult Gastroenterology
2401 University Parkway; Suite 202
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Kizhakevi Byju's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Byju 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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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.