We found 30 gastroenterologists who accept CIGNA POS near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Leroy Odom works as a gastroenterologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sclerotherapy, hepatobiliary disorders, and hemorrhoids. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Odom graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Odom speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Odom's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Isaac Raijman specializes in adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Raijman include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Raijman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Raijman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Alan Glombicki's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Glombicki studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Glombicki is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fredric Lyone Hochman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fredric Hochman specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Hochman's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. After completing medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hochman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hochman's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopy, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Dang Minh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dang Nguyen works as a gastroenterologist, internist, and hepatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include crohn's disease, incontinence, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Robert Stetson McFadden, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert McFadden is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He works in Houston, TX. Dr. McFadden has a special interest in hepatobiliary disorders and liver transplant. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. Dr. McFadden has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McFadden accepts. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Transplant

Dr. Alberto Oswaldo Barroso, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 1101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alberto Barroso is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Barroso's clinical interests include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Barroso average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barroso honors. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Barroso is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Barroso welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Harshinie Chamindika Amaratunge, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harshinie Amaratunge practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Amaratunge is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Amaratunge has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy, Anemia

Dr. Yen Hoang Pham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
6701 Fannin Street; Suite 1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yen Pham is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pham studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Pham is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Stuart Myron Dobbs, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1708
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stuart Dobbs works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Dobbs has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Dobbs include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his residency, Dr. Dobbs trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Dobbs has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Dobbs is open to new patients.

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Dr. Victor Ankoma-Sey, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Ankoma-Sey, who practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX, is a medical specialist in legal medicine, gastroenterology (digestive system), and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Ankoma-Sey include colon cancer, hepatobiliary disorders, and endoscopy. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ankoma-Sey is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Chukwuma Ikechukwu Egwim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chukwuma Egwim specializes in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) and practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Egwim include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and endoscopy. Dr. Egwim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Egwim has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Howard Paul Monsour Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
Smith 1101 - Hepatology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Howard Monsour is a gastroenterologist, transplant hepatologist, and hepatologist. His clinical interests include hepatobiliary disorders and hemochromatosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Monsour honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Dr. Monsour is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemochromatosis

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shivshanker include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and colon cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shivshanker at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He graduated from Armed Forces Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Shivshanker has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Webster Iii Ball III, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Ball is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Ball is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallstones. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ball accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. David Wickliffe Victor III, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Victor specializes in adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. Dr. Victor's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and hemochromatosis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Victor trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Victor is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is accepting 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.