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

Dr. Sunguk Jang is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Jang include esophageal cancer, cryotherapy, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jang takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Jang (or staff) speaks Korean and German. Dr. Jang is affiliated with 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 practices adult gastroenterology in Cleveland, OH. Before performing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Barnes attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Barnes's clinical interests include esophageal varices, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and hepatitis C. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Barnes has received distinctions including Cleveland Super Doctors; Top Docs; and Cleveland magazine. He is professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and abdominal pain. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Chelimsky obtained her medical school training at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Khallafi (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with MetroHealth. His training includes a residency program at Easton Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Mujtaba Butt is an adult gastroenterologist. He graduated from the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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.