We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Lake Charles, LA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2770 3rd Avenue; Suite 345
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Khaled Nour practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Nour takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Kuwait University Health Sciences Center, he performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
501 Dr Michael Debakey Drive
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Juan Teran's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Teran graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Autonomous University of the State of Mexico Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
501 Dr Michael Debakey Drive
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Paul Nichols' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Nichols is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2615 Enterprise Boulevard; Suite B
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Sarpreet Basra specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Lake Charles, LA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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