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Dr. Kashyap V Panganamamula, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
218 Wright Saunders Building; 51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kashyap Panganamamula is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Panganamamula is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Osmania Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital and Nizam's Insitute of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Panganamamula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 94
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,249 - $1,685
  • Medicare Cost: $204 - $326
Dr. Gary Warren Falk, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Pcam, South Pavilion; Floor 4
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Falk practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Falk attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2002-present and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Falk is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical Interests: Achalasia, Esophagitis, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Swallowing ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,249 - $1,492
  • Medicare Cost: $183 - $251
Dr. Maarouf Ahmad Hoteit, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Maarouf Hoteit is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoteit include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoteit honors. Dr. Hoteit attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical Interests: Ascites, Cirrhosis, Gallbladder Cancer, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,492
  • Medicare Cost: $179
Dr. Immanuel King Hang Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Immanuel Ho's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ho graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ho include diarrhea, interventional endoscopy, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013-2016 and Recognized by Main Line Magazine 's Pennsylvania's Top Doctors 2009-2014. Dr. Ho is conversant in Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 113
  • Uninsured Cost: $743 - $1,289
  • Medicare Cost: $232 - $338
Dr. Gary Roth Lichtenstein, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Lichtenstein is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Lichtenstein is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Lichtenstein's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. Lichtenstein (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and French.

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Clinical Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 136
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,249 - $1,492
  • Medicare Cost: $231 - $272
Dr. Faten Nureddin Aberra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Faten Aberra practices adult gastroenterology in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Aberra's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aberra include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Aberra accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Her residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Aberra speaks Tigrinya.

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Clinical Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,492
  • Medicare Cost: $265
Dr. Cary Barrington Aarons, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, West Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Cary Aarons is a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Aarons's clinical interests include polyps, cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aarons has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Intestinal Problems, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Israel Skorr Bleier, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joshua Bleier is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bleier takes. Dr. Bleier's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue 2015, 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Ileostomy, Fecal Incontinence, Intestinal Problems, Hemorrhoid Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,492
  • Medicare Cost: $176
Dr. Michael Lee Kochman, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
1 Convention Avenue; 9 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Kochman's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Kochman graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Kochman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2002, 2007 - 2009, and 2011 - 2016.

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Clinical Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 102
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,249 - $1,685
  • Medicare Cost: $31 - $315
Dr. Gregory Gerard Ginsberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Ginsberg is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ginsberg include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Ginsberg is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ginsberg has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 210
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,249 - $1,685
  • Medicare Cost: $43 - $327
Dr. Christina Altovise Twyman-Saint Victor, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christina Twyman-St. Victor's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Twyman-St. Victor studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Twyman-St. Victor trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy

Dr. Kimberly Autumn Forde, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kimberly Forde's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Forde include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Forde attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical Interests: Hepatitis C, Tumor, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,492
  • Medicare Cost: $241
Dr. Nuzhat Aziz Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nuzhat Ahmad specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmad include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Ahmad's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She graduated from Dow Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Ahmad trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmad takes.

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Clinical Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 87
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,249 - $1,685
  • Medicare Cost: $31 - $322
Dr. David Lawrence Jaffe, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, South Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Jaffe is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Jaffe include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jaffe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012; Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016.

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Clinical Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 105
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,249 - $1,685
  • Medicare Cost: $233 - $325
Dr. Caroline Lesley Kerner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
230 West Washington Square; Farm Journal Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Caroline Kerner is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Kerner's clinical interests: crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kerner attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 78
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,492 - $1,685
  • Medicare Cost: $195 - $327
Dr. Octavia Evette Pickett-Blakely, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Octavia Pickett-Blakely practices adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pickett-Blakely's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Pickett-Blakely is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical Interests: Gastrostomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,492
  • Medicare Cost: $248

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What is a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is the use of a special tool called a colonoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end) to examine the inside of the colon and rectum. The tube is inserted anally, and it allows the physician to examine the large intestine from the inside. It may be done at any time to diagnose bowel problems, but routine colonoscopies are advised after the age of 50 to screen for colon cancer.

A colonoscopy may be performed to diagnose:
  • Intestinal ulcers
  • Polyps
  • Bowel cancer
  • An unidentified source of pain or bleeding in the intestine

You may be asked to drink only liquids in the days before a colonoscopy, or you may be given an enema to remove residual fecal matter. Before the exam, you are given medication to help you relax, and you lay on your side on a table. The scope is inserted into the anus and gently moved all the way through the large intestine. Air may be pumped into the intestine to improve the view for the physician. Any polyps that are found will be removed. Then the colonoscope will be withdrawn. A colonoscopy is not usually painful, but you may feel some bloating or have some cramps right afterward. If you had polyps removed you might experience a small amount of bleeding. Any side effects should go away within a few hours.