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We found 3 gastroenterologists who accept Preferred Plan Inc. PPO near Saint Charles, IL.

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Dr. Jeffrey T Victor, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2320 Dean Street; Suite 201
St. Charles, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Victor specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Geneva, IL and Saint Charles, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Victor is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of heartburn, ulcers, and colon cancer. Dr. Victor is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Victor completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heartburn, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Ulcers, Colonoscopy

Dr. Yogesh J Patel, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2320 Dean Street; Suite 201
St. Charles, IL
 

Dr. Yogesh Patel is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Patel has a special interest in crohn's disease and colitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Darran Richard Moxon, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2320 Dean Street; Suite 201
St. Charles, IL
 

Dr. Darran Moxon is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Geneva, IL and Saint Charles, IL. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Moxon obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Moxon's office for an appointment.

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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.