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 is an adult gastroenterologist in Sarasota, FL. Patients gave Dr. Corbett an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1219 East Avenue; Suite 308
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Lee Mitchel, who practices in Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mitchel is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Loewe studied medicine at 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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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
3333 Cattlemen Road; Suite 202
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Colina's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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
2750 Bahia Vista; Suite 250
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Norman Aprill's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 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. Dr. Aprill graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Southerland is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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.

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

Dr. Douglas Kuperman, who practices in Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kuperman 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 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 studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Visvalingam takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Isaac Kalvaria is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kalvaria has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalvaria honors.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2401 University Parkway; Suite 202
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Kizhakevi Byju is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and 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.