We found 4 gastroenterologists near Kerrville, TX.

Showing 1-4 of 4
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
420 Water Street; Suite 103
Kerrville, TX
 

Dr. Michael Rensch sees patients in Kerrville, TX and San Antonio, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rensch is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
1001 Water Street; Suite E200
Kerrville, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Wright sees patients in Kerrville, TX. His medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Wright studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

Read more

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1331 Bandera Highway; Suite 4
Kerrville, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Ducker is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Kerrville, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ducker is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

Read more

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3600 Memorial
Kerrville, TX
 

Dr. Harry Eastman sees patients in Kerrville, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Eastman graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Distinctions

Credentials

Medical School

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.