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We found 21 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare EPO near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Meghana Nitin Sathe, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2350 Stemmons Freeway; Suite 4500
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Meghana Sathe is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Sathe's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars; Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Chi, Wellesley College; and Super Doctors Texas - Rising Stars Edition Texas Monthly. Dr. Sathe is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Liver Disease, Pulmonary Function Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Isabel Cristina Rojas Santamaria, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Isabel Rojas is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oklahoma State University. Dr. Rojas is especially interested in liver disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She has received professional recognition including the following: Intern best board review performance University of Oklahoma, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Rojas is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease

Dr. Ashish Sudhir Patel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ashish Patel practices pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and rectal bleeding. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Dr. Patel has received professional recognition including the following: Best Pediatric Specialists D Moms; D Magazine Partners; and Top Gastroenterologist International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Amal Ahmad Aqul, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Amal Aqul, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Aqul's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aqul takes. She is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Aqul completed her residency training at Austin Medical Education Programs, Seton Healthcare Network and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her distinctions include: Featured Article Journal of Neuroscience, June Issue; One of Best Five Abstracts 2nd Annual Sr. Fellow Research Conference; and Outstanding Resident Award Ranked 4th in Class of 800 Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant

Dr. Mhammad Gaith Said Semrin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Children S Medical Center; Department of Gi and Nutrition
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. M. Semrin is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Semrin completed a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Semrin include female incontinence, crohn's disease, and acute pancreatitis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Semrin has received professional recognition including the following: Mom-Approved Doctor DFW Child Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Female Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Liver Transplant, Rectal Bleeding, Failure to Thrive, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charina Marie Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Charina Ramirez's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include heartburn, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Ramirez accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramirez has received distinctions including Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Grant Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation and Summa Cum Laude University of Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Liver Disease, Heartburn, Liver Transplant, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Nandini Channabasappa, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nandini Channabasappa is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Channabasappa is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Channabasappa trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. John Milton Andersen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John Andersen is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Andersen include crohn's disease, acute pancreatitis, and short bowel syndrome. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors; IBC's Top 100 Health Professionals; and D Magazine. Dr. Andersen is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Children's Hospital, and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Ulcerative Colitis, Liver Transplant, Failure to Thrive, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Alan Barth, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bradley Barth is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include gallbladder problems and acute pancreatitis. Dr. Barth is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including D Magazine; Endoscopy Prize, NASPGHAN; and Fellow, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Problems, Pancreatitis, Acute Pancreatitis, Biliary Disorders

Dr. David Michael Troendle, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Troendle's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Troendle include diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and viral hepatitis. He is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Troendle include: Cook Medical Travel Award Indiana Univeristy ERCP Workshop; NASPGHAN Nutrition University Travel; and Grant Award.

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Clinical interests: Liver Transplant, Failure to Thrive, Acid Reflux, Viral Hepatitis, Malabsorption, Feeding ... (Read more)

Dr. Michele Jacqueline Alkalay, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Michele Alkalay specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Alkalay's areas of expertise include heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, and acute pancreatitis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Alkalay has received include Texas Rising Stars; Texas Super Doctors Rising Stars; and The World Wide Leaders in Healthcare Published in 2011-2012 edition. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heartburn, Liver Transplant, Acute Pancreatitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

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Dr. Bhaskar Gurram, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bhaskar Gurram practices pediatric gastroenterology in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Gurram studied medicine at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. His residency was performed at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Children's Hospital of Michigan. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Division Andrew Philip Feranchak, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Feranchak is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feranchak include cystic fibrosis (CF) and liver disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feranchak honors. Dr. Feranchak studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors, Texas Monthly Magazine; and Top Doctors, Texas Monthly. Dr. Feranchak's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Liver Disease

Dr. Edaire Cheng, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Edaire Cheng is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Dallas, TX. She is especially interested in heartburn, acute pancreatitis, and eosinophilic esophagitis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Cheng graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has received the following distinctions: Travel Award; Fellowship2Leadership Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellows' Travel Grant; and Gastroenterology Research Group Fellows Travel Award Abstract. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Heartburn, Liver Transplant, Acute Pancreatitis, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Endicott Barlow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Barlow is a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Barlow is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program. Dr. Barlow's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Rinarani Monish Sanghavi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Rinarani Sanghavi is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanghavi include acute pancreatitis, short bowel syndrome, and failure to thrive. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanghavi takes. After attending Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Mom Approved Doctor DFW/North Texas Child Magazine; Takeda travel Grant; and Award to further knowledge in motility.

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Clinical interests: Viral Hepatitis, Malabsorption, Feeding Disorders, Liver Transplant, Acute Pancreatitis, Short ... (Read more)

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.