We found 3 gastroenterologists who accept Aetna HSA near Galveston, TX.

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Dr. Andrew Wright Dupont, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Dupont specializes in adult gastroenterology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dupont accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Dupont attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Dr. Andrea M Glaser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Andrea Glaser, who practices in League City, TX and Galveston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Glaser has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Gabriel Lynn Reep, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1005 Harborside Drive; Utmb Health Endoscopy, Unit - Galveston
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Gabriel Reep specializes in adult gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reep takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Reep attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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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