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We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Aetna HSA near Galveston, TX.

Dr. Gabriel H Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Gabriel Lee, who practices in Galveston, TX, Webster, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Lee attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Dupont's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Dupont attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency.

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

Dr. Andrea Glaser is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glaser accepts. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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 and practices in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Reep is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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.