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. Dr. Gasic is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. Dr. Deese takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Longview, TX and Henderson, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hughes 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 Emory University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. William Torres practices adult gastroenterology in Longview, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Perry Lewis works as a gastroenterologist in Longview, TX. Dr. Lewis has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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 works as a gastroenterologist in Longview, TX. Dr. Buckelew takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine 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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Skarda graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Skarda honors.

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

Dr. Olusola Olofinlade's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Olofinlade accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Pavan Saridena is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Saridena takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Osmania Medical College.

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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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