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We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept BlueCare All Copay 1491 near Tavares, FL.

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

Dr. Harsh Duphare practices adult gastroenterology in Tavares, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duphare honors. Dr. Duphare is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Lalbahadur Nagabhairu, who practices in Mount Dora, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nagabhairu honors 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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Dr. Soundarapandian Baskar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1703 Mayo Drive
Tavares, FL
 

Dr. Soundarapandian Baskar is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Baskar 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 studied medicine at Madurai University.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1703 Mayo Drive
Tavares, FL
 

Dr. Bharathi Ramaiah is an adult gastroenterologist in Tavares, FL. Dr. Ramaiah 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. Ramaiah's education and training includes medical school at Bangalore University and residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1824 Salk Avenue
Tavares, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Roth is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Roth is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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.