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We found 3 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Cleveland, OH.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9500 Euclid Avenue; Q3-1
Cleveland, OH
(216) 444-7000; (216) 636-5440

Dr. Sunguk Jang practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jang's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cryotherapy, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Euclid Hospital, Marymount Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jang attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Jang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and German.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Hemostasis, Treatment of Barrett's esophagus and early, esophageal cancer, Endoluminal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A-51
Cleveland, OH
(216) 444-7000; (216) 444-2878

Dr. David Barnes is a Cleveland, OH physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Barnes include esophageal varices, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and hepatitis C. Dr. Barnes is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barnes has received distinctions including Cleveland Super Doctors; Top Docs; and Cleveland magazine.

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Clinical interests: biliary disorders, biliary tract disease, Diagnostic and therapeutic EGD (upper endoscopy) and ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10701 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
(216) 791-3800

Dr. Udayakumar Navaneethan is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Navaneethan studied medicine at Madras Medical College and Madurai Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland VA Medical Center.

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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.