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

Dr. Bharat Pothuri, MD, FACG
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 545
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Bharat Pothuri, who practices in Cypress, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His clinical interests include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pothuri is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Pothuri (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He 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. Babatunde Olufemi Adeyefa, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Ste 425-a
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Babatunde Adeyefa's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Adeyefa is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Adeyefa is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Arvind Reddy works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include crohn's disease, gallstones, and pancreas problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Reddy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $1,800 - $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $82 - $401
Dr. Ayub Hussain, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 625
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Ayub Hussain is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. Dr. Hussain honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $209 - $517

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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.

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