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We found 8 gastroenterologists who accept Amerigroup Star near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Alan Paul Glombicki, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Glombicki's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Glombicki studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Glombicki is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hashim Mohammed Esmail Khandwalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1709 Dryden Road; Suite 800 Bcm 620
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hashim Khandwalla's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khandwalla include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and endoscopy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khandwalla accepts. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shivshanker include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and colon cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shivshanker at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He graduated from Armed Forces Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Shivshanker has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Webster Iii Ball III, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Ball is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Ball is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallstones. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ball accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Wei-Ming Yang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Yang's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yang include ablation, ulcers, and anemia. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Yang has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Mouhamad Radwan Al-Sabbagh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6410 Fannin Street; #1260
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mouhamad Al-Sabbagh is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Al-Sabbagh accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at UPMC McKeesport Hospital for residency. Dr. Al-Sabbagh is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis C, Nutrition Issues, Biliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Nadim Syed Jafri, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1709 Dryden Road; Suite 05.56
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nadim Jafri's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jafri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Rachel Lynn Schiesser, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rachel Schiesser's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Schiesser is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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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.