We found 7 gastroenterologists who accept Cigna Connect HSA Silver 2700 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Leroy Odom, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 Crawford; Suite 1300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Leroy Odom specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of endoscopic sclerotherapy, hepatobiliary disorders, and hemorrhoids. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Odom takes. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Odom's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopy, ERCP, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1213 Hermann Drive; #420
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Clemmons is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Clemmons is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Clemmons has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Garland William Gossett, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 1003
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Garland Gossett works as a gastroenterologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Gossett average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gossett is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
1631 North Loop West; Suite 650
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Zayd Kaylani is a gastroenterologist and internist in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kaylani is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Nutrition ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 1210
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Narayana Narayana works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Narayana is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He graduated from New York Medical College, the University of Mysore, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Narayana takes.

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

Dr. Rachel Schiesser's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Schiesser graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Zafar practices adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Zafar takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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.