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

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

Dr. Sunguk Jang's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jang's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, cryotherapy, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Jang (or staff) is conversant in 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 works as a gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Barnes average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barnes's clinical interests include esophageal varices, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and hepatitis C. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 he has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; Top Docs; and Cleveland magazine. Dr. Barnes 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chelimsky include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and abdominal pain. She is affiliated with the University Hospitals (UH) and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Chelimsky is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Chelimsky completed a residency program at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chelimsky accepts. Dr. Chelimsky has received the distinction of Best Doctors in America. She has an open panel.

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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. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. Dr. Khallafi's medical residency was performed at Easton Hospital. Dr. Khallafi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Khallafi is affiliated with MetroHealth.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Mujtaba Butt's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Butt 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.