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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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and achalasia. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Panganamamula is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital and Nizam's Insitute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Panganamamula (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi.

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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. Immanuel King Hang Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Immanuel Ho is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. He speaks Cantonese. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, polypectomy (polyp removal), and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Ho is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ho takes. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 113
  • Uninsured Cost: $743 - $1,289
  • Medicare Cost: $232 - $338
Dr. Gary Warren Falk, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Pcam, South Pavilion; Floor 4
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Falk sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. Dr. Falk is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Falk accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2002-present and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,249 - $1,492
  • Medicare Cost: $183 - $251
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 & rectal surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aarons include polyps, cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Aarons is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Aarons trained at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Aarons honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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

Dr. Maarouf Ahmad Hoteit, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Maarouf Hoteit specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. Dr. Hoteit accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Hoteit 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. Gregory Gerard Ginsberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Ginsberg sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ginsberg's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ginsberg has received 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.

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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. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Lichtenstein is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lichtenstein's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lichtenstein has received 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) speaks the following languages: 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. She is conversant in Tigrinya. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Aberra is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Aberra's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aberra honors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,492
  • Medicare Cost: $265
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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Twyman-St. Victor performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Colonoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

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

Dr. Joshua Bleier works as a colon and rectal surgeon. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bleier trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Bleier's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bleier has received distinctions including Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue 2015, 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Fecal Incontinence, Intestinal Problems, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). These areas are among Dr. Kochman's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Kochman attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kochman 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. Kimberly Autumn Forde, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kimberly Forde works as an adult gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA and Lancaster, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Forde is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Forde's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forde takes.

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Clinical Interests: Hepatitis C, Tumor, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic 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. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Ahmad is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Ahmad is affiliated with 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: 87
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,249 - $1,685
  • Medicare Cost: $31 - $322
Dr. James Charles Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
219 N Broad Street, The Arnold T. Berman, Md Building; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Reynolds is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Reynolds is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Reynolds has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Achalasia, Colitis, Esophagitis, Abdominal Problems, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200 - $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $172 - $324
Dr. David Lawrence Jaffe, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, South Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Jaffe is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jaffe include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Jaffe honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jaffe 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kerner include crohn's disease. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kerner attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 78
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,492 - $1,685
  • Medicare Cost: $195 - $327

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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 typically 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.