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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 works as a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fleckenstein include endoscopy and liver transplant. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Ahmad A Karadaghy, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
224 S. Woods Mill Road; Suite 252 South
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Ahmad Karadaghy works as an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Karadaghy accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis for residency. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Karadaghy's professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and Alton Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sajid Zafar's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Zafar is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Zafar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. In his practice, Dr. Lisker-Melman focuses on endoscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lisker-Melman is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lisker-Melman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended Calicut Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Gyawali honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gyawali speaks Nepali. His hospital/clinic 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 practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Korenblat takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Viral Hepatitis

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

Dr. Melvin Saltzman is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Saltzman average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saltzman honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Botsford Hospital's residency program. Dr. Saltzman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Quader's clinical interests: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), ulcers, and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. Dr. Quader accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Cook County Children's Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Quader (or staff) speaks Urdu and Bosnian.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Weinstock is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

Dr. Janet Todorczuk's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Todorczuk is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Todorczuk accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Haithcock's patients gave Dr. Haithcock an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Haithcock include diverticular disease, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and esophageal dilation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haithcock honors. After attending Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Haithcock completed Dr. Haithcock's residency training at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital. Dr. Haithcock is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Haithcock's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Erik Thyssen's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Thyssen average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thyssen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He is conversant in Danish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. Dr. Su graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Su speaks Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital.

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

Dr. Hugo Villarreal's specialty is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). The average patient rating for Dr. Villarreal is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Villarreal takes Land of Lincoln, AARP, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Villarreal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Helen Pappa's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Pappa takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Pappa trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Career development award, NIH. Dr. Pappa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Greek. Dr. Pappa is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Steven Fern's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fern at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fern trained at Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis for residency.

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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.