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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) and practices in Danville, PA and Hazleton, PA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Smith performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. 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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Focht an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass obesity, eosinophilic esophagitis, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Focht obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency 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. He obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sabri is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Sabri (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Tron is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tron is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tron accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Tron speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Young Yoo, who practices in Hazleton, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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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 attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is in-network for 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Polashenski is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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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.