We found 12 gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare Silver near Sarasota, FL.

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Dr. Cynthia Lynn Harris, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2089 Hawthorne Street; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Cynthia Harris specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Harris attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Harris is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Frank Corbett is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Corbett is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He 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.

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

Dr. Lee Mitchel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mitchel accepts 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
2750 Bahia Vista; Suite 250
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Norman Aprill's specialty is adult gastroenterology. 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aprill accepts. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2068 Hawthorne Stret; Suite 202
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Charles Loewe is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Loewe an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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

Dr. John Southerland works as a gastroenterologist in Sarasota, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Southerland accepts 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
3333 Cattlemen Road; Suite 202
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Francene Martin's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Martin is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She accepts 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
3333 Cattlemen Road; Suite 202
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Colina is an adult gastroenterologist in Sarasota, FL. His average patient rating is 2.0 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. Colina accepts.

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

Dr. Douglas Kuperman is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Kuperman has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Isaac Kalvaria works as a gastroenterologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 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. Kalvaria accepts.

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

Dr. Kizhakevi Byju, who practices in Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He honors 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
3333 Cattlemen Road; Suite 202
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Vernu Visvalingam is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Sarasota, FL. Patients gave Dr. Visvalingam an average rating of 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. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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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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