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We found 15 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Gretna, LA.

Dr. Shantiprakash Mahabirp Kedia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Shantiprakash Kedia is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kedia accepts. He attended the University of Mumbai, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Kedia's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Dr. Abdul Mateen Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Abdul Khan's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Khan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Gary Michael Reiss, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Gary Reiss is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Reiss attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Reiss's professional affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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Dr. Sanjeeva T Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Sanjeeva Reddy's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Reddy's professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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Dr. Charles Goodwin Schibler II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Charles Schibler practices adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Schibler is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Schibler trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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Dr. Rian Moss Tanenbaum, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Rian Tanenbaum is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. Dr. Tanenbaum's professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Dr. Steve George Venturatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Steve Venturatos practices adult gastroenterology in Marrero, LA, Gretna, LA, and New Orleans, LA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Venturatos attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Venturatos is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Dr. Scott Daniel Pollack, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Scott Pollack's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Pollack honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Dr. George Nicholas Verne, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1415 Tulane Avenue; 6th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. George Verne specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New Orleans, LA. He is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center. Dr. Verne is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Mark John Wegmann, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Mark Wegmann is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Gretna, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Metairie, LA. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Wegmann honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University.

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Dr. Rebekah Hopkins Lemann, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Rebekah Lemann is an adult gastroenterologist in Gretna, LA and New Orleans, LA. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Lemann's training includes a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. She is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Tamer Acikalin, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; N-306
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Tamer Acikalin is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist in Marrero, LA. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He graduated from Ankara University. Dr. Acikalin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Mark Jude Marino, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Mark Marino practices adult gastroenterology in Metairie, LA, Gretna, LA, and New Orleans, LA. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Marino is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Marino attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Dr. David Allan Beary, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. David Beary's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Beary is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Rajesambhaji Borade is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.