We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Coatesville, PA.

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Dr. Jesse Michael Civan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
213 Reeceville Road; Suite 17
Coatesville, PA
 

Dr. Jesse Civan's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Dr. Civan's areas of expertise include the following: radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), hepatitis C, and hepatitis B. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Christiana Care Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Civan completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Clinical interests: Radioembolization, Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Gastritis, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Mark Fenkel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
213 Reeceville Road; Suite 17
Coatesville, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Fenkel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), hepatitis C, and hepatitis B. Dr. Fenkel's professional affiliations include Christiana Care Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Fenkel's training includes a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Radioembolization, Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Bleeding, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
213 Reeceville Road; Suite 17
Coatesville, PA
 

Dr. Michael Waronker, who practices in Coatesville, PA and West Grove, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital. Dr. Waronker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
213 Reeceville Road; Suite 17
Coatesville, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Waloff is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Waloff is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
213 Reeceville Road; Suite 17
Coatesville, PA
 

Dr. Frederic Meyers works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Meyers is rated highly by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital.

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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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