We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Baytown, TX.

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Dr. Samir Kumar Nath, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2802 Garth Road; Suite 115
Baytown, TX

Dr. Samir Nath works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Baytown, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Nath average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nath include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nath welcomes new patients. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopy, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4301 Garth Road; Suite 301
Baytown, TX

Dr. Fernando Sarti's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sarti is a graduate of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2802 Garth Road; Suite 201
Baytown, TX

Dr. Sathya Kalangi's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kalangi average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kalangi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at World University.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4201 Garth Road, Suite 309; Plaza 1
Baytown, TX

Dr. R. Patel specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Tyler, TX, Baytown, TX, and Houston, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include ulcers, anemia, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon ... (Read more)

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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.
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