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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Pusateri studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pusateri trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pusateri takes. Dr. Pusateri (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Trellis graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Trellis is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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

Dr. David Mulock, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Natrona Heights, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret. Dr. Mulock accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Kenneth Glick practices adult gastroenterology in Tarentum, PA. Dr. Glick is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Kensington Square
New Kensington, PA
 

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
301 First Avenue
Tarentum, PA
 

Dr. Hyman Lipsitz, who practices in Tarentum, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Lipsitz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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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.