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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 Crawford; Suite 1300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Leroy Odom's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Odom's areas of clinical interest consist of hepatobiliary disorders, hemorrhoids, and hemochromatosis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Odom speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His practice is open to 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Clemmons performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Clemmons is professionally 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 is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Gossett average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gossett honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Narayana Narayana is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Narayana speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He attended medical school at New York Medical College, the University of Mysore, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Zayd Kaylani's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. Dr. Kaylani is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Schiesser is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Zafar is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Zafar is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. He takes 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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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.