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

Dr. Alan Glombicki is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Glombicki completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glombicki include ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Glombicki honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice 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 Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shivshanker's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and colon cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Shivshanker average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Shivshanker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. 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 Ball III, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Ball, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ball's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallstones. His professional affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ball accepts. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, 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. Dr. Al-Sabbagh is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at UPMC McKeesport Hospital, Dr. Al-Sabbagh attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and 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. Victor Wei-Ming Yang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 2301
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Yang, who practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yang include colorectal cancer screening. Patients gave Dr. Yang an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang accepts. Dr. Yang attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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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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