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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
2485 N. Lebanon Streeet
Lebanon, IN
 

Dr. Howard Masuoka is an adult gastroenterologist and internist. Dr. Masuoka accepts Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. He is affiliated with Witham Health Services and Indianapolis VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2485 N. Lebanon Street
Lebanon, IN
 

Dr. Joel Wittles is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Wittles is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Wittles trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Wittles's hospital/clinic affiliations include Witham Health Services and Indianapolis VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
2485 N. Lebanon Street
Lebanon, IN
 

Dr. Hak Kim's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine; he sees patients in Indianapolis, IN and Lebanon, IN. He takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Kim performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His professional affiliations include Witham Health Services and Indianapolis VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
2485 N. Lebanon Street
Lebanon, IN
 

Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist in Indianapolis, IN, Carmel, IN, and Lebanon, IN. He is affiliated with Witham Health Services and Indianapolis VA Medical Center. Dr. Vuppalanchi honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Vuppalanchi attended Gandhi Medical College for medical school.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2485 N. Lebanon Street
Lebanon, IN
 

Dr. William Kessler specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. Dr. Kessler's professional affiliations include Witham Health Services and Indianapolis VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2485 N. Lebanon Street
Lebanon, IN
 

Dr. Evan Fogel is an adult gastroenterologist in Indianapolis, IN, Indianapolios, IN, and Lebanon, IN. Dr. Fogel is affiliated with Witham Health Services and Indianapolis VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto.

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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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