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

Dr. Sunguk Jang specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Jang attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Jang's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cryotherapy, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Jang accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Jang (or staff) speaks Korean and German. His professional 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)

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

Dr. David Barnes is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal varices, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and hepatitis C. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barnes accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Barnes attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Barnes has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; Top Docs; and Cleveland magazine. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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 specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Chelimsky's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and abdominal pain. Her professional affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH) and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Khallafi honors United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Easton Hospital. Dr. Khallafi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Khallafi is professionally affiliated with MetroHealth.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Mujtaba Butt's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from 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.