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

Dr. Luis Lara's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lara's clinical interests: foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. 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 is a graduate of Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lara has received include National Pancreas Foundation Travel Scholarship; Associates Council American College of Physicians, Ohio Chapter; and President of the Medical Student Council, EMIS-ITESM. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lara is 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, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Pimentel is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Pimentel's clinical interests: esophageal varices, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pimentel attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Pimentel has received the following distinction: Olympus Advanced Endoscopy Scholarship. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Weston, FL. Her clinical interests include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Palekar is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before performing her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. Palekar attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Erim include cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon polyps. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He 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 is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic Florida's residency program. Dr. Erim has received the following distinctions: Outstanding Chief Resident Award; Best Teaching Resident Award; and Florida ACP Outstanding Resident for Excellence in Internal Medicine Award. He speaks Turkish.

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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.