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We found 153 gastroenterologists near Rochester, MN.

Dr. Sunanda Vinayak Kane, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Sunanda Kane practices adult gastroenterology in Rochester, MN. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Kane completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kane (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Kane is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Women's Health Issues, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Jayant Awinash Talwalkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Jayant Talwalkar's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He practices in Rochester, MN. In his practice, Dr. Talwalkar focuses on liver transplant. Dr. Talwalkar honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Talwalkar (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Talwalkar is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Health System.

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Clinical interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Hypertension

Dr. Ganapathy Ganapathy Prasad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Prasad Iyer, who practices in Rochester, MN, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. In his practice, Dr. Iyer focuses on eosinophilic esophagitis. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Barham Kamal Abu Dayyeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Barham Abudayyeh works as a gastroenterologist. He is conversant in Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Abudayyeh include ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Abudayyeh's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP

Dr. Seth Robert Sweetser, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Seth Sweetser, who practices in Rochester, MN, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in small intestine disorders. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Sweetser obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Sweetser (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Sweetser is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Small Intestine Disorders

Dr. Petrus Cornelius De Groen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Petrus De Groen is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of bile duct cancer and colorectal cancer. Dr. De Groen completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colorectal Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer

Dr. Laura Evelyn Raffals, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Laura Raffals, who practices in Rochester, MN, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raffals graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Raffals completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Raffals is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Edward Vincent Loftus Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Sw 1st Street
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Edward Loftus is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Rochester, MN. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Epidemiology, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Herbert Christian Wolfsen III, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Herbert Wolfsen is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Wolfsen is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Virginia Mason Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Health System.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Radiofrequency Ablation, Dysplasia, Esophageal Cancer, Photodynamic Therapy

Dr. David Henry Bruining, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. David Bruining is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal imaging. Dr. Bruining attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Imaging, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Russell Harold Wiesner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
200 First Street Sw; Charlton 10a
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Russell Wiesner, who practices in Rochester, MN and Duluth, MN, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). In his practice, Dr. Wiesner focuses on hepatitis and liver transplant. Dr. Wiesner is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Dr. Wiesner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building and Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Liver Transplant

Dr. William Alvis Faubion Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. William Faubion, who practices in Rochester, MN, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Mark David Topazian, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Mark Topazian is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Topazian is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Topazian attended Yale School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreatitis, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound

Dr. Joseph Anthony Murray, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Sw 1st Street
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Joseph Murray specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Rochester, MN. He attended medical school at National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Murray include achalasia and celiac disease. Dr. Murray is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Esophagus Problems

Dr. David Allen Katzka, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. David Katzka is a Rochester, MN physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Katzka's practice, he is particularly interested in barrett's esophagus, achalasia, and eosinophilic esophagitis. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Bret Thomas Petersen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Sw 1st Street
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Bret Petersen is an adult gastroenterology specialist. In Dr. Petersen's practice, he is particularly interested in therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He studied medicine at Mayo Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Petersen completed a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic Health System.

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Clinical interests: Biliary Disorders, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopy, Therapeutic Endoscopy, ERCP

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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.