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

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

Dr. Dang Nguyen's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and hepatology (liver disease). His areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease, incontinence, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hepatobiliary disorders, hemorrhoids, and hemochromatosis. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Odom accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Odom welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Alan Glombicki works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Glombicki is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Glombicki include ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Glombicki is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Fredric Hochman is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Hochman is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hochman graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Harshinie Amaratunge's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Amaratunge attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Amaratunge include anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Amaratunge has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert McFadden works as an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. McFadden include hepatobiliary disorders and liver transplant. Dr. McFadden's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. McFadden welcomes new patients.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Houston, TX. 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barroso has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Yen Pham is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pham is open to new patients. Dr. Pham graduated from 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.

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

Dr. Chukwuma Egwim is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He works in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Egwim include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and endoscopy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Egwim graduated from the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Egwim has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Stuart Dobbs is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Dobbs include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Dobbs attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Dobbs is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dobbs accepts 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 Super Doctors. Dr. Dobbs is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Bincy Paulose Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bincy Abraham's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Abraham is 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Abraham focuses on crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Abraham attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Brian Howard Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Kaplan is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Kaplan average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaplan's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Kaplan is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Howard Monsour practices adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of hepatobiliary disorders and hemochromatosis. Dr. Monsour is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Monsour welcomes new patients. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Shivshanker's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shivshanker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Ball's specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Ball is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, ulcers, and biopsy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Ball is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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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.