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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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Alva average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alva include hepatitis, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Alva accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Alva speaks Spanish. Dr. Alva is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Amaro is affiliated with Private Practice and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. He 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 medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Asif Zamir practices adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zamir honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center.

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

Dr. Carlos Cardenas works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Cardenas's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardenas honors. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Ingrid Chacon is an adult gastroenterology specialist. She attended medical school at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine. She 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.

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

Dr. Subrahmanyam Behara's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. Dr. Behara takes 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
801 E Nolana Avenue; Suite 4
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Valeska Balderas' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Balderas takes. Dr. Balderas studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Balderas has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Jose Rodriguez's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Rodriguez an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez takes.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2707 Cornerstone Boulevard
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Nelson Spinetti is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Edinburg, TX. He graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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.