We found 28 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 is an adult gastroenterologist, general internist, and hepatologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Raijman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raijman include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. 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. Before performing his residency at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Raijman attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Raijman welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Victor is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He works in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and hemochromatosis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Victor attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Victor is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Victor's practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harshinie Amaratunge's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She has a special interest in anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Amaratunge 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. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Houston Methodist. Dr. Amaratunge has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Pham's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is professionally 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. Victor Ankoma-Sey, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Ankoma-Sey practices legal medicine, gastroenterology (digestive system), and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School. Dr. Ankoma-Sey's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, hepatobiliary disorders, and endoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Ankoma-Sey average 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 - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Leroy Odom is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He has a special interest in endoscopic sclerotherapy, hepatobiliary disorders, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Odom accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Odom is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Dang Nguyen specializes in adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include crohn's disease, incontinence, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Nguyen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Nguyen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert McFadden is an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in Houston, TX. Dr. McFadden has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hepatobiliary disorders and liver transplant. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McFadden is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Charity Hospital, New Orleans' residency program. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Transplant

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

Dr. F. Hochman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hochman include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Hochman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hochman honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, Dr. Hochman attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hochman is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Alan Glombicki is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Glombicki completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glombicki include ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Glombicki honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Alberto Barroso sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barroso's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Barroso studied medicine at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Stuart Dobbs sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dobbs include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. Dr. Dobbs is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dobbs has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Bincy Abraham sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Abraham is 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Abraham's practice, she is particularly interested in crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abraham takes. She is open to new patients. Dr. Abraham attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

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

Dr. Brian Kaplan is a gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Kaplan's areas of clinical interest consist of ulcers, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 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. Kaplan welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Chukwuma Egwim is an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. Dr. Egwim's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and endoscopy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He studied medicine at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Egwim welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shivshanker's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and colon cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Shivshanker average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Shivshanker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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