We found 7 gastroenterologists who accept Bronze Compass Balanced 6500 near Edinburg, TX.

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

Dr. Ingrid Chacon is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Edinburg, TX. Dr. Chacon 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
5520 Leonardo Da Vinci; Suite 100
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Cardenas is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Cardenas is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cardenas is in-network 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5520 Leonardo Da Vinci; Suite 101
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Asif Zamir is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Edinburg, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes 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
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. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Subrahmanyam Behara's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. 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. Jose Rodriguez works as a gastroenterologist. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodriguez studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
5111 N 10th Street; #281
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Luis Batres' area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, 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.
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