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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Glombicki is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Glombicki include ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Glombicki is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khandwalla include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and endoscopy. Dr. Khandwalla is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Khandwalla trained 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. Nadim Syed Jafri, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1709 Dryden Road; Suite 05.56
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nadim Jafri is a gastroenterologist in Houston, TX, Wharton, TX, and Rosenberg, TX. Dr. Jafri studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jafri honors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Shivshanker's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shivshanker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Ball's specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Ball is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, ulcers, and biopsy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Ball is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His 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: Incontinence, Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Victor Yang practices adult gastroenterology in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: ablation, ulcers, and anemia. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Yang graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Yang's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Al-Sabbagh is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Al-Sabbagh obtained his medical school training at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and 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 practices adult gastroenterology in Houston, TX. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Schiesser attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally 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.