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We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Tufts Health Plan near Pittsfield, MA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
777 North Street; Suite 203
Pittsfield, MA
 

Dr. Rangan Murali is a gastroenterologist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Murali's education and training includes medical school at Coimbatore Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He has received distinctions including Humanitarian Award; Clinical Skills & Scholarship Award; and Best Teaching Award. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
261 South Street
Pittsfield, MA
 

Dr. Veronica Deyeso is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Deyeso honors Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. She studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Teaching Award, Berkshire Medical Center, Umass and Medical School. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Deyeso is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
24 Charles Street
Pittsfield, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Dunzendorfer specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Pittsfield, MA. Dr. Dunzendorfer's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. He attended Goethe University Frankfurt and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: *Additional Specialty: Internal Medicine*; **Board Certified in Internal Medicine**; and ACG Fellow Award .. He is conversant in German. Dr. Dunzendorfer is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
777 North Street; Suite 203
Pittsfield, MA
 

Dr. Larry Pellish, who practices in Pittsfield, MA, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Pellish takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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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.