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We found 10 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 104 near Pasadena, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Jyoti Rao's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at Andhra Medical College and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Rao has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rao 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. Dr. Rao (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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Dr. Suresh Kumar Rajendran, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Suresh Rajendran's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He graduated from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Dr. Rajendran (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Heart Problems, Colon Cancer, Ulcers, Therapeutic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4450 E Sam Houston Parkway S; Suite H2
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Rukan Daccak, who practices in Pasadena, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Daccak's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Dr. Michel Ibrahim Kafrouni, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Michel Kafrouni is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Kafrouni is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Dr. Jignesh Pravin Shah, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Jignesh Shah is a gastroenterologist in Houston, TX, Pasadena, TX, and Webster, TX. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Shah graduated from Pramukh Swami Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Dr. Franz Emil Schneider, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Franz Schneider is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Schneider's areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He studied medicine at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schneider accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Bleeding, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Darmadi is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, hepatitis C, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Darmadi is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Darmadi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Darmadi accepts.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4001 Preston Avenue; Suite 125
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Steven Fein specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Pasadena, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Fein a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4002 Burke Road; #300
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Maurice Haddad's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Haddad accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
 

Dr. Umair Siddiqui's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Siddiqui studied medicine at Punjab 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.