We found 4 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Coventry near Forty Fort, PA.

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Dr. Eduardo Daniel Tron, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
190 Welles Street; Suite 122
Forty Fort, PA
 

Dr. Eduardo Tron is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Danville, PA, Mountain Top, PA, and Wilkes Barre, PA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Tron attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Dean Richard Focht III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
190 Welles Street
Forty Fort, PA
 

Dr. Dean Focht's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Geisinger. He is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine and a graduate of Madigan Army Medical Center's residency program. Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Focht takes.

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Dr. Martin G Maksimak, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
190 Welles Street
Forty Fort, PA
 

Dr. Martin Maksimak practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Maksimak takes Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Dr. Mahmoud T Sabri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
190 Welles Street
Forty Fort, PA
 

Dr. Mahmoud Sabri is a pediatric gastroenterologist. He honors Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Sabri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Sabri is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.
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