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We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare Gold near Natrona Heights, PA.

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Dr. Joseph Paul Pusateri Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1604 Burtner Road; Suite 2500
Natrona Heights, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Pusateri is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and Natrona Heights, PA. Dr. Pusateri's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. In addition to English, Dr. Pusateri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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Dr. Dan Robert Trellis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1604 Burtner Road; Suite 2500
Natrona Heights, PA
 

Dr. Dan Trellis is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Trellis is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Trellis completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1604 Burtner Road; Suite 2500
Natrona Heights, PA
 

Dr. David Mulock is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mulock is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Allegheny General Hospital's residency program. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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Dr. Kenneth Asher Glick, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
301 First Avenue
Tarentum, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Glick is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Glick takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Kensington Square
New Kensington, PA
 

Dr. Joel Kichler's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kichler graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
301 First Avenue
Tarentum, PA
 

Dr. Hyman Lipsitz practices adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipsitz honors.

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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.