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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. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, ulcers, and colon cancer. Dr. Victor is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Victor is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease and colitis. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. 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 practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Moxon is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Moxon attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He has an open panel.

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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.