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We found 4 providers matching ERCP and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Cypress, TX.

Dr. Arvind Cherku Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
Cypress Hospital; Professional Building
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arvind Reddy is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. Before performing his residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Dr. Reddy attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include crohn's disease, gallstones, and pancreas problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,800 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $82 - $401
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 545
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Bharat Pothuri practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Pothuri (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of pancreas problems, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Pothuri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Pothuri is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pothuri is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ayub Hussain, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 625
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Ayub Hussain is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. Dr. Hussain is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hussain welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $209 - $517
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21212 Nw Freeway; Suite 545
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Babatunde Adeyefa is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Adeyefa's areas of expertise include ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Adeyefa has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Endoscopy, ERCP, Tumor, ... (Read more)

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What is ERCP (Biliary and Pancreatic Endoscopy)?

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is sometimes called biliary and pancreatic endoscopy. It is a type of imaging test and procedure done to examine potential problems with the bile and pancreatic ducts. These ducts carry digestive fluid from the liver or pancreas to the gallbladder and intestines. An ERCP may be used to open blocked ducts, break up and remove gallstones, remove tumors, insert stents, or take a biopsy.

The ERCP procedure takes between 30 minutes and several hours, depending on the reason for the procedure and the findings of the exam. A sedative is given, and a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is placed down the throat until it reaches the correct area. Dye is injected through the tube, and x-rays of the dye are taken, which show the ducts. Then, while the tube is still in place, tools can be maneuvered down it and used to treat the problem while the doctor uses the x-rays for guidance.

Although an ERCP can be used simply to diagnose a bile duct problem, there are other, less invasive imaging procedures (such as MRI) that can look at the ducts. The benefit of ERCP is that it can both diagnose a problem and deliver treatment at the same time.