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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Luis Lara's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Lara average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. Dr. Lara accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lara trained at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Dr. Lara has received distinctions including National Pancreas Foundation Travel Scholarship; Associates Council American College of Physicians, Ohio Chapter; and President of the Medical Student Council, EMIS-ITESM. Dr. Lara is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Ascites, Bile Duct Stones, Sclerotherapy, Interventional ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Clevaland Clinic Florida Department of Gastroenterology
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Ronnie Pimentel works as an adult gastroenterologist. He graduated from National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Pimentel's areas of expertise include esophageal varices, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pimentel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Olympus Advanced Endoscopy Scholarship. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Bile Duct Stones, Sclerotherapy, Interventional Endoscopy, Pyloric Dilation, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Palekar practices adult gastroenterology in Weston, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Palekar performed her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Palekar average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Palekar 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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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Tolga Erim practices general internal medicine in Weston, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon polyps. On average, patients gave Dr. Erim a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Erim has received include Outstanding Chief Resident Award; Best Teaching Resident Award; and Florida ACP Outstanding Resident for Excellence in Internal Medicine Award. Dr. Erim speaks Turkish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Bile Duct Stones, Interventional Endoscopy, Pyloric Dilation, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

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What is ERCP (Biliary and Pancreatic Endoscopy)?

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is sometimes called biliary and pancreatic endoscopy. It is a type of imaging test and procedure done to examine potential problems with the bile and pancreatic ducts. These ducts carry digestive fluid from the liver or pancreas to the gallbladder and intestines. An ERCP may be used to open blocked ducts, break up and remove gallstones, remove tumors, insert stents, or take a biopsy.

The ERCP procedure takes between 30 minutes and several hours, depending on the reason for the procedure and the findings of the exam. A sedative is given, and a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is placed down the throat until it reaches the correct area. Dye is injected through the tube, and x-rays of the dye are taken, which show the ducts. Then, while the tube is still in place, tools can be maneuvered down it and used to treat the problem while the doctor uses the x-rays for guidance.

Although an ERCP can be used simply to diagnose a bile duct problem, there are other, less invasive imaging procedures (such as MRI) that can look at the ducts. The benefit of ERCP is that it can both diagnose a problem and deliver treatment at the same time.