We found 14 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Gretna, LA.

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

Dr. Gary Reiss is an adult gastroenterologist in Gretna, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Marrero, LA. He is affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Reiss's residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Reiss honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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

Dr. Sanjeeva Reddy's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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

Dr. Charles Schibler is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Schibler is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Schibler honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Shantiprakash Kedia practices adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Mumbai and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Kedia is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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

Dr. Rian Tanenbaum is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Tanenbaum is affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Khan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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

Dr. Steve Venturatos' specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Venturatos's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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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 is professionally affiliated with Ochsner, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Wegmann is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Wegmann's medical residency was performed 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 gastroenterology specialist. She is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Lemann attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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

Dr. Scott Pollack is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Pollack is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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

Dr. Mark Marino is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Marino trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Marino honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary.

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

Dr. David Beary is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Marrero, LA and Gretna, LA. Dr. Beary is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE. 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in New Orleans, LA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Verne is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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

Dr. Tamer Acikalin works as a gastroenterologist. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Dr. Acikalin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, 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.
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