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

Dr. Hashim Khandwalla is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khandwalla include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and endoscopy. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Khandwalla's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Alan Glombicki is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Glombicki average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Glombicki is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shivshanker's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and colon cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Shivshanker's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He welcomes new patients.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ball attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ball is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ball's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Nadim Jafri is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jafri is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Victor Wei-Ming Yang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 2301
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Yang is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Yang has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in colorectal cancer screening. He takes 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 and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Yang is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Cancer Screening

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

Dr. Mouhamad Al-Sabbagh is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Al-Sabbagh graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Dr. Al-Sabbagh is professionally 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. Rachel Lynn Schiesser, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rachel Schiesser, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Schiesser honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more.

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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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