We found 73 gastroenterologists who accept Bronze Compass 6500 near Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Hitendra Ramanbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
5200 Centre Avenue; Suite 312
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Hitendra Patel, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Monroeville, PA, is a medical specialist in legal medicine and gastroenterology (digestive system). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East and UPMC Shadyside.

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Dr. Andrew Chu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4401 Penn Avenue; Chp Gastroenterology - Faculty Pavilion Suite 6000
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Chu is a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Chu attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chu is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Georgios Ioannis Papachristou, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Lothrop Street; Digestive Disorders Center, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Georgios Papachristou's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Greek. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC McKeesport, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). Dr. Papachristou graduated from the University of Patras School of Health Sciences. Dr. Papachristou completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Allison Jazwinski Jazwinski, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
3459 Fifth Avenue; 7 South
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Allison Jazwinski specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. Before completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Jazwinski attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. On average, patients gave Dr. Jazwinski a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Jazwinski's professional affiliations include UPMC Horizon, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Dr. Mohamad Samir Ayasso, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
5200 Centre Avenue; Suite 312, Shadyside Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. M. Ayasso is a specialist in legal medicine and gastroenterology (digestive system). In addition to English, Dr. Ayasso speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include UPMC East and UPMC Shadyside. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayasso accepts.

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Dr. Farhad Ismail-Beigi, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
5200 Centre Avenue; Suite 312, Shadyside Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Farhad Ismail-Beigi's specialties are legal medicine and gastroenterology (digestive system). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Ismail-Beigi completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Ismail-Beigi is professionally affiliated with UPMC East and UPMC Shadyside.

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Dr. Joseph Paul Pusateri Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Delafield Road; Suite 307
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Pusateri is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Pittsburgh, PA and Natrona Heights, PA. Dr. Pusateri attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Pusateri is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. In addition to English, Dr. Pusateri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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Dr. Arthur Marion Barrie III, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Lothrop Street; Digestive Disorders Center, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Barrie's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Barrie studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. His professional affiliations include UPMC Horizon, UPMC McKeesport, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1350 Locust Street; Suite G-102, Upmc Mercy Professional Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Parth Bharill, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Bharill (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Bharill's professional affiliations include UPMC East and UPMC Mercy. He attended medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur and A.P. Singh University, S.S. Medical College. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bharill honors.

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Dr. Howard Murray Dubner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5200 Centre Avenue; Suite 409, Shadyside Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Howard Dubner's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Dubner has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Dubner is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1307 Federal Street; Suite 301
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Hossam Kandil practices adult gastroenterology. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kandil honors. After completing medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Kandil performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with Vidant Medical Center.

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Dr. George Louis Arnold, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Lothrop Street; Digestive Disorders Center, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. George Arnold's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Arnold is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Arnold attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Arnold average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kevin Michael McGrath, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
200 Lothrop Street; Digestive Disorders Center, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Kevin McGrath sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. McGrath focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Horizon, and UPMC McKeesport. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Robert Hilton Squires Jr., MD
Specializes in Transplant Medicine, Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
3705 5th Avenue; Room 3200dw
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Robert Squires' areas of specialization are transplant medicine, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease); he sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Squires graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Squires completed a residency program at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is affiliated with the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Kapil Brijmohan Chopra, MD
Specializes in Transplant Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
3459 Fifth Avenue; 7 South
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Kapil Chopra is a transplant medicine, adult gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chopra takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Grant Medical College and residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Chopra (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Horizon, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Dr. Robert Edward Schoen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other, Internal Medicine
200 Lothrop Street; Digestive Disorders Center, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Robert Schoen is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schoen's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schoen attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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.