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We found 9 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Longview, TX.

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Dr. Andrei Claudio Gasic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
707 Hollybrook Drive; Suite 503
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Andrei Gasic sees patients in Tyler, TX and Longview, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Gasic's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Dr. Julian Vanlandingham Deese, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E. Marshall Avenue; Suite 200
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Julian Deese is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. Dr. Deese accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Dr. Billy George Hughes, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E Marshall Avenue; Suite 200
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Bill Hughes specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Longview, TX and Henderson, TX. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hughes takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E Marshall Avenue; Suite 200
Longview, TX
 

Dr. William Torres sees patients in Longview, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
707 Hollybrook Drive; Suite 503
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Pavan Saridena is a gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Saridena is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saridena honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E Marshall Avenue; Suite 200
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Perry Lewis practices adult gastroenterology in Longview, TX. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lewis honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E Marshall Avenue; Suite 200
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Daryl Buckelew is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Buckelew attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E Marshall Avenue; Suite 200
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Shayne Skarda is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E Marshall Avenue; Suite 200
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Olusola Olofinlade is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Longview, TX. Dr. Olofinlade takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine.

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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.