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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. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. Dr. Glombicki is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Glombicki trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Glombicki has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Hashim Khandwalla is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khandwalla include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and endoscopy. Dr. Khandwalla's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, Dr. Khandwalla performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Ball works as an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Ball is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and biopsy. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ball's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Nadim Jafri's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Jafri attended medical school at Sindh Medical College.

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

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker works as an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. He is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Shivshanker's clinical interests include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shivshanker takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Victor Yang is a medical specialist in 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang accepts. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Yang is open to new patients.

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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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Al-Sabbagh is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before performing his residency at UPMC McKeesport Hospital, Dr. Al-Sabbagh attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Al-Sabbagh accepts.

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

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

Dr. Rachel Schiesser is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Schiesser is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She 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.