We found 7 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 gastroenterologist in Pittsburgh, PA and Natrona Heights, PA. Dr. Pusateri attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Pusateri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Natrona Heights, PA. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Trellis trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. David Mulock practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mulock takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mulock trained at Allegheny General Hospital. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
301 First Avenue
Tarentum, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Glick specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Tarentum, PA. Dr. Glick has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glick accepts. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Kensington Square
New Kensington, PA
 

Dr. Joel Kichler is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Kichler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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Dr. John Michael Wood, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1604 Burtner Road; Suite 2500
Natrona Heights, PA
 

Dr. John Wood's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Wood a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of MetroHealth Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
301 First Avenue
Tarentum, PA
 

Dr. Hyman Lipsitz's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of 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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