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

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

Dr. Leroy Odom's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Odom is especially interested in hepatobiliary disorders, hemorrhoids, and hemochromatosis. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Odom's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. John Clemmons works as an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Clemmons is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Clemmons studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Clemmons is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gossett takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Gossett is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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

Dr. Narayana Narayana is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from New York Medical College, the University of Mysore, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Narayana has a 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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

Dr. Zayd Kaylani is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. Dr. Kaylani is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. His education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

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

Dr. Rachel Schiesser specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Houston, TX. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Schiesser accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Zafar's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Zafar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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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.