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We found 165 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Ann OShea Scheimann, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6621 Fannin; Mc Cc 1010.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ann Scheimann's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Scheimann include inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition issues, and liver transplant. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Scheimann completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Scheimann include: Whisman Academic Scholarship to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Service Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Alumni Association; and National Scientific Advisory Board for the Prader-willi Syndrome Association. In addition to English, Dr. Scheimann speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, MedStar Health, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Liver Transplant, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Gottumukkala Subba Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1466
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gottumukkala Raju practices adult gastroenterology in Houston, TX. Dr. Raju's clinical interests include colon cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Andhra Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has received distinctions including John Stroehlein Distinguished Professorship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; President's Recognition for Faculty Excellence, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and Chair. Dr. Raju is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Education, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy

Dr. Ned Snyder III, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
2727 West Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ned Snyder is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Dr. Snyder is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Hashem Beshir El Serag, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
2002 Holcombe Blvd 152
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hashem El-Serag is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Houston, TX. Dr. El-Serag's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. El-Serag include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), barrett's esophagus, and viral hepatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. El-Serag takes. His training includes residency programs at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. El-Serag is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Epidemiology, Viral Hepatitis, Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Atilla Ertan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6400 Fannin; #1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Atilla Ertan's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include ablation, ulcers, and anemia. Dr. Ertan is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ertan honors. Dr. Ertan is a graduate of Ankara University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Scott Bresalier, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 436
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Bresalier works as an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Bresalier is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Bresalier attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bresalier has received include Department of Veterans Affairs Oncology C Merit Review Study Section, Department of Veterans Affairs; ZCA1 SRB-Y Colon Cancer Family Registry: Selected Member, Special Review Group, NIH; and ZDK1 GRB-N R13 Conference Grant Applications Special Review Group, NIH. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Rise Jo Stribling, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rise Stribling is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system) and adult hepatology. She works in Houston, TX. Her areas of clinical interest consist of abdominal paracentesis (abdominal tap), hepatitis C, and liver cancer. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stribling takes. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Stribling's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor Clinic, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Paracentesis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Mehnaz Azra Shafi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1466
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mehnaz Shafi is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Shafi is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Tushar Dilip Dharia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tushar Dharia is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dharia honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Dharia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Pasadena Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Viral Hepatitis, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. John Irison Hughes, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2727 Holcombe Boulevard; 3rd Floor - gi Department, Ks - clinic
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Hughes is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Hughes is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hughes completed a residency program at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Hughes has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Cancer, Therapeutic Endoscopy

Dr. Victor Ilich Machicao, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
6411 Fannin Street; Jones 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Machicao, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. For his professional training, Dr. Machicao completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Machicao is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Dr. Sarah Endicott Barlow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin; Suite 1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Barlow is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barlow include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barlow takes. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Isaac L Raijman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isaac Raijman's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and hepatology (liver disease). His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Raijman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Raijman's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sushovan Guha, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sushovan Guha works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Guha is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Guha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Guha is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer

Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite 10c
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy practices adult gastroenterology. She has a special interest in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and stomach cancer. Dr. Anandasabapathy honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Upper Endoscopy, Radiofrequency Ablation, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Gaurav Arora, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 4.238
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gaurav Arora practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Arora graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Arora is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. 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.