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We found 7 gastroenterologists who accept Coventry HSA 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's specialties are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He 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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Focht's practice, he is particularly interested in obesity, eosinophilic esophagitis, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Focht completed his residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center.

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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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Sabri honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After completing medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sabri (or staff) speaks 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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Tron graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Robert Yamulla works as a gastroenterologist. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Young Yoo practices adult gastroenterology in Hazleton, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Yoo is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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

Dr. Edward Polashenski works as an adult gastroenterologist in Hazleton, PA. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polashenski accepts. He is a graduate of 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.