We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Humana near Cleveland, OH.

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9500 Euclid Avenue; Q3-1
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Sunguk Jang, who practices in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, cryotherapy, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Patient ratings for Dr. Jang average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jang honors. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jang trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Jang (or staff) speaks Korean and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Euclid Hospital, Marymount Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A-51
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. David Barnes' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Barnes include esophageal varices, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and hepatitis C. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Barnes performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Cleveland Super Doctors; Top Docs; and Cleveland magazine.

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Clinical interests: Ascites, Bile Duct Stones, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gisela Grotewold Chelimsky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Gisela Chelimsky's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chelimsky include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and abdominal pain. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chelimsky accepts. Before completing her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Chelimsky attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Chelimsky has received the distinction of Best Doctors in America. She is professionally affiliated with the University Hospitals (UH) and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Autonomic Disorders, Abdominal Pain

Dr. Hicham Khallafi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Hicham Khallafi's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He practices in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Khallafi accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Easton Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Khallafi (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with MetroHealth.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Mujtaba Butt works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Butt honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University.

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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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