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We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Aetna near Macomb, MI.

Dr. Sudhanshu Hasmukhrai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 404
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Sudhanshu Patel is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel is especially interested in hepatitis and stomach problems. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Stomach Problems

Dr. Hernando Jose Lyons, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 303
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Hernando Lyons practices pediatric gastroenterology in Detroit, MI, Macomb, MI, and Novi, MI. Dr. Lyons attended Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and chronic constipation. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lyons honors. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lyons speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Chronic Constipation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, X-Rays, Acid Reflux

Dr. Richard Anthony Cascio, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 404
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Richard Cascio is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Cascio's clinical interests include hepatitis. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis

Dr. Robert Joseph Veneri, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 404
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Robert Veneri is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Macomb, MI, and Shelby Township, MI. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Veneri has a special interest in hepatitis C. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Veneri has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C

Dr. Satyajit Daniel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 404
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Satyajit Daniel, who practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Shelby Township, MI, and Macomb, MI, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Daniel's areas of expertise include the following: stomach problems and hepatitis. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Christian Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Huron Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Dr. Daniel is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Stomach Problems

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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.