Finding Providers
loading

We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1451 near Venice, FL.

Showing 1-6 of 6
No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Peter Dumas' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Dumas attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Dumas is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other, Internal Medicine
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Robert Felman practices gastroenterology (digestive system) in Venice, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Felman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Jay Raja specializes in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Raja completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Howard Grossbard is a gastroenterologist in Venice, FL. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Grossbard trained at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Grossbard is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Jaffer Khan, who practices in Venice, FL and Englewood, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Tariq Khan practices adult gastroenterology in Venice, FL and North Port, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. After attending Mayo Medical School and King Edward Medical University for medical school, Dr. Khan completed his residency training at Jersey City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan honors.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Online Communication

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

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.