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We found 9 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Venice, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Peter Dumas practices adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Dumas is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 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 Gastroenterology, Other, Internal Medicine
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Robert Felman specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system) and practices in Venice, FL. Patients rated Dr. Felman highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Felman is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Jay Raja specializes in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Raja attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Ravi Kondapalli is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He works in Venice, FL. Dr. Kondapalli is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Kondapalli attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kondapalli 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
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Howard Grossbard's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Grossbard is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. 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 Gastroenterology, Other, Internal Medicine
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Demasi's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). He is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of Saint Raphael's residency program. Dr. Demasi is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Jaffer Khan practices adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Khan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at King Edward Medical University, he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Tariq Khan specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Venice, FL and North Port, FL. Dr. Khan 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 Mayo Medical School and King Edward Medical University. His training includes a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Katie Agnello is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Agnello is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She completed her residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. She 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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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.