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We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare Navigate HMO near Wellington, FL.

Dr. Ramesh Narayan Ashwathnarayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2204 S Parsons Avenue
Seffner, FL
 

Dr. Ramesh Ashwath practices adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ashwath's education and training includes medical school at Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. In addition to English, Dr. Ashwath (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Dr. Farrukh Saeed, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
876 S Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Farrukh Saeed, who practices in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Saeed's areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and ulcerative colitis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Saeed obtained his medical school training at Rawalpindi Medical College and performed his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Cabrini Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Saeed (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Ulcers, Endoscopy, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Mazen Kattih, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
276 S Moon Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Mazen Kattih is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Kattih's average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Kattih is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Small Intestine Disorders, Esophagus Problems, Liver Disease, Colonoscopy with Polypectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farooque Dastgir, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
876 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Farooque Dastgir practices adult gastroenterology. 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. Before completing his residency at Shands HealthCare, Dr. Dastgir attended medical school at New York Medical College. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Acid Reflux

Dr. Joseph Spencer Cody, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Cody is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Brandon, FL, Land O Lakes, FL, and Tampa, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cody include interventional endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cody graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreas Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Biliary Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1447 Oakfield Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Imad Al-Nakshabendi is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for 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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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.