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We found 7 gastroenterologists who accept Coventry HMO near Hazleton, PA.

Dr. Robert Edward Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
426 Airport Road; 1 Beltway Commons
Hazleton, PA
 

Dr. Robert Smith is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He works in Danville, PA and Hazleton, PA. Before completing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Biliary Disorders, Liver Disease

Dr. Dean Richard Focht III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
426 Airport Road; 6 Beltway Commons
Hazleton, PA
 

Dr. Dean Focht practices pediatric gastroenterology in East Stroudsburg, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Danville, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include obesity, eosinophilic esophagitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Focht is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Madigan Army Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Obesity, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Mahmoud Talaat Sabri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
426 Airport Road; 6 Beltway Commons
Hazleton, PA
 

Dr. Mahmoud Sabri practices pediatric gastroenterology in Danville, PA, Hazleton, PA, and Altoona, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Sabri honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sabri studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sabri trained at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Sabri (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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Dr. Eduardo Daniel Tron, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
426 Airport Road; 6 Beltway Commons
Hazleton, PA
 

Dr. Eduardo Tron is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in East Stroudsburg, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Hazleton, PA. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tron graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tron completed a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
128 West 14th Street
Hazleton, PA
 

Dr. Robert Yamulla specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Hazleton, PA. Dr. Yamulla graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 East 36th Street
Hazleton, PA
 

Dr. Young Yoo is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
128 W 14th Street
Hazleton, PA
 

Dr. Edward Polashenski specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Hazleton, PA. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.