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 works as an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in Danville, PA and Hazleton, PA. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Geisinger Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Focht's areas of expertise consist of obesity, eosinophilic esophagitis, and acid reflux (GERD). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Focht attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Focht 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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Sabri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Sabri is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sabri's training includes a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Eduardo Tron's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Tron attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tron accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Tron is affiliated with Geisinger.

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

Dr. Robert Yamulla is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Young-Kul Yoo, who practices in Hazleton, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Yoo a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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 is a Hazleton, PA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Polashenski is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. 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.
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