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

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

Dr. Darran Moxon sees patients in Saint Charles, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Moxon is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jeff Victor sees patients in Saint Charles, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Victor's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heartburn, ulcers, and colon cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Victor takes. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Victor attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Victor is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include crohn's disease and colitis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare EPO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease

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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.
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