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
4002 Garth Road; Suite 120
Baytown, TX

Dr. Samir Nath is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Baytown, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Patients gave Dr. Nath an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for his residency. Dr. Nath is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. R. Patel is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Fernando Sarti's specialty is adult gastroenterology. 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, who practices in Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kalangi is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kalangi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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