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We found 9 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Edinburg, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
205 Quail Court
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Brick Alva's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Alva average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Alva include hepatitis, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Alva studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. For his residency, Dr. Alva trained at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Amaro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other, Hepatology
5423 S Mccoll Road
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Rafael Amaro is an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Cedar Park, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Edinburg, TX. Dr. Amaro's hospital/clinic affiliations include Private Practice and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Amaro is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Amaro honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5520 Leonardo Da Vinci; Suite 101
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Asif Zamir is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Edinburg, TX. Dr. Zamir has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5520 Leonardo Da Vinci; Suite 100
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Cardenas specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Edinburg, TX. Dr. Cardenas attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5520 Leonardo Da Vinci; Suite 100
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Ingrid Chacon is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Edinburg, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chacon accepts. Dr. Chacon attended medical school at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5520 Leonardo Da Vinci; Suite 100
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Subrahmanyam Behara is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Behara is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Andhra Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
801 E Nolana Avenue; Suite 4
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Valeska Balderas' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Balderas graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Balderas has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
801 E. Nolana Avenue; Suite 4
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Jose Rodriguez works as a gastroenterologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rodriguez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2707 Cornerstone Boulevard
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Nelson Spinetti is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. He is a graduate of Luis Razetti School of Medicine. Dr. Spinetti is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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.