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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Torre Hospital Hima Suite 122; Ave Luis Munoz Rivera
Caguas, PR
 

Dr. Victor Colon-Vazquez practices adult gastroenterology in Caguas, PR. Dr. Colon-Vazquez attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Urb Boneville Terrace; A7 Ave Degetau
Caguas, PR
 

Dr. Harry Ruiz-Figueroa is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ruiz-Figueroa is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
500 Ave Degetau Ste 405; Hima Plaza 1
Caguas, PR
 

Dr. Gines Martinez-Mangual specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Hospital Hima-san Pablo; Ave Lmm Urb Mariolga
Caguas, PR
 

Dr. Diomedes Dieppa Mulero's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Calle 32 Lf 15ta Seccion; Urb. Villa Del Rey
Caguas, PR
 

Dr. Emanuel Warrington's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
309 Calle 25 Ne
Puerto Nuevo, PR
 

Dr. Yadira Correa practices adult gastroenterology in Puerto Nuevo, PR. Dr. Correa attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Ave Luis Munoz Marin Hima San Pablo; Suite 703
Caguas, PR
 

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
500 Ave Degetau Ste 405; Hima Plaza 1
Caguas, PR
 

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
500 Ave Degetau Ste 405; 500 Ave Degetau
Caguas, PR
 

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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.