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 practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kedia's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kedia honors. He attended medical school at the University of Mumbai, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and Grant Medical College. His residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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

Dr. Abdul Khan sees patients in New Orleans, LA, Gretna, LA, and Kenner, LA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Khan attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga.

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

Dr. Gary Reiss' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Reiss attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reiss's hospital/clinic 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 works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Reddy's professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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

Dr. Charles Schibler works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Schibler is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schibler takes.

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

Dr. Rian Tanenbaum specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Marrero, LA, Gretna, LA, and New Orleans, LA. He 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tanenbaum takes. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Venturatos attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Venturatos is affiliated with 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Wegmann's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Touro Infirmary.

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

Dr. Rebekah Lemann specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Gretna, LA and New Orleans, LA. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Lemann attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Her professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary.

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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 professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Pollack accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 gastroenterologist in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Verne honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is 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 is a Marrero, LA physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). He graduated from Ankara University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Acikalin is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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

Dr. Mark Marino's specialty is adult gastroenterology. 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. Dr. Marino takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Beary's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. 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.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Rajesambhaji Borade specializes in adult gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.