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We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Tavares, FL.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan Duphare, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
3345 Waterman Way
Tavares, FL
 

Dr. Harsh Duphare is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Tavares, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Duphare studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2060 N Donnelly Street
Mount Dora, FL
 

Dr. Lalbahadur Nagabhairu specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Mount Dora, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nagabhairu is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Guntur Medical College.

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Dr. Soundarapandian Baskar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1703 Mayo Drive
Tavares, FL
 

Dr. Soundarapandian Baskar specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Tavares, FL and Mount Dora, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baskar accepts. He is a graduate of Madurai University.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1703 Mayo Drive
Tavares, FL
 

Dr. Bharathi Ramaiah is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Before performing Dr. Ramaiah's residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Dr. Ramaiah attended Bangalore University for medical school. Dr. Ramaiah 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
1824 Salk Avenue
Tavares, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Roth works as an adult gastroenterologist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Roth graduated from Albany Medical College.

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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.