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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 practices adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Reddy (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include crohn's disease, gallstones, and pancreas problems. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Reddy trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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

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

Dr. Bharat Pothuri works as an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pothuri has a special interest in pancreas problems, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, Dr. Pothuri (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is accepting 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 an adult gastroenterologist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Hussain's clinical interests: pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He 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

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $209 - $517
Dr. Babatunde Olufemi Adeyefa, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21212 Northwest Freeway
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Babatunde Adeyefa's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Adeyefa attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Adeyefa 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: 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.