We found 23 gastroenterologists who accept CIGNA Plans near Creve Coeur, MO.

Dr. Jacquelyn Fitch Fleckenstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Professional Office Building 2
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jaquelyn Fleckenstein's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fleckenstein include endoscopy and liver transplant. Dr. Fleckenstein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Fleckenstein is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant

Dr. Sajid Mahmood Zafar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
222 S Woods Mill Road; 750 North
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Sajid Zafar specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, Dr. Zafar completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, Dr. Zafar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital.

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Dr. Mauricio Lisker Melman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mauricio Lisker-Melman works as an adult gastroenterologist and adult transplant hepatologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In addition to English, Dr. Lisker-Melman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Lisker-Melman's clinical interests encompass endoscopy. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lisker-Melman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures

Dr. Chandra Prakash Gyawali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Chandra Gyawali is an adult gastroenterologist. His education and training includes medical school at Calicut Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gyawali include acid reflux (GERD). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Nepali. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Acid Reflux

Dr. Kevin M Korenblat, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Kevin Korenblat works as an adult gastroenterologist and adult transplant hepatologist. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Korenblat performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Viral Hepatitis

Dr. Ahmad A Karadaghy, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
224 S. Woods Mill Road; Suite 252 South
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Ahmad Karadaghy specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Karadaghy has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Karadaghy's professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and Alton Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2345 Dougherty Ferry Road
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Melvin Saltzman practices adult gastroenterology. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Saltzman's professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Saltzman trained at Botsford Hospital for residency.

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Dr. Zafar Quader, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
763 S New Ballas Road; Suite 350
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Zafar Quader specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Quader an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), ulcers, and anemia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quader honors. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. He trained at Cook County Children's Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Quader (or staff) speaks Urdu and Bosnian. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Ulcers, Anemia, Esophageal Dilation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leonard Biener Weinstock, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11525 Olde Cabin Road
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Leonard Weinstock is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Weinstock's hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of Rochester General Hospital's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinstock honors.

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Dr. Janet Ruth Todorczuk, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11525 Olde Cabin Road
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Janet Todorczuk works as a gastroenterologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Todorczuk is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Dr. Robyn Leith Haithcock Sr., DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2355 Dougherty Ferry Road; Suite 320
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Robyn Haithcock's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Haithcock performed Dr. Haithcock's residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Haithcock's clinical interests: diverticular disease, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and esophageal dilation. Patients gave Dr. Haithcock an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Haithcock honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Haithcock is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Haithcock welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Intestinal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Yao-Tao Su, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
121 Saint Lukes Center Drive; Suite 406
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Su's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Su average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Su is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and more. He studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Cantonese.

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Dr. Hugo A Villarreal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13276 Manchester
St Louis, MO
 

Dr. Hugo Villarreal is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Villarreal average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Land of Lincoln, AARP, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Villarreal is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Villarreal welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
224 S. Woods Mill Road; Suite 640
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Helen Pappa is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pappa's training includes residency programs at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received the following distinction: Career development award, NIH. Dr. Pappa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Greek, and Thai. Her professional affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Pappa is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Erik P Thyssen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11525 Olde Cabin Road
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Erik Thyssen is an adult gastroenterology specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Danish. Dr. Thyssen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Thyssen attended the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thyssen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Steven E Fern, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11525 Olde Cabin Road
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Steven Fern specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. His training includes a residency program at Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fern at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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