We found 29 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 a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and hepatology (liver disease). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Raijman include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Raijman is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Raijman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and residency at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Dang Nguyen is an adult gastroenterologist, general internist, and hepatologist in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nguyen include crohn's disease, incontinence, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. F. Hochman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hochman's clinical interests include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hochman has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Dr. Hochman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Leroy Odom is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Odom's areas of expertise consist of endoscopic sclerotherapy, hepatobiliary disorders, and hemorrhoids. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Odom accepts. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Alan Paul Glombicki, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Glombicki works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Glombicki's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Glombicki completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Glombicki average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Harshinie Amaratunge is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Her areas of clinical interest consist of anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Amaratunge graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Amaratunge's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He works in Houston, TX. In Dr. McFadden's practice, he is particularly interested in hepatobiliary disorders and liver transplant. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. McFadden attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Barroso's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him 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 Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barroso attended medical school at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Barroso's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Stuart Dobbs is an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Dobbs is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Dobbs has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. His practice 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 practices adult gastroenterology. She is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Abraham's clinical interests: crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Abraham 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 welcomes new patients. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Abraham has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

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). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Pham attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pham takes. Dr. Pham's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. She welcomes 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 is a gastroenterologist, transplant hepatologist, and legal medicine specialist. Dr. Ankoma-Sey's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, hepatobiliary disorders, and endoscopy. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Ankoma-Sey is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Ghana Medical School.

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

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

Dr. Brian Kaplan's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kaplan at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include ulcers, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Chukwuma Egwim is a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. He studied medicine at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Egwim's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and endoscopy. 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. Dr. Egwim has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker practices adult gastroenterology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shivshanker's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Shivshanker attended medical school at Armed Forces Medical College.

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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 Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallstones. Dr. Ball's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ball has an open panel.

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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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