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We found 7 gastroenterologists who accept Cigna Gold HMO near Pasadena, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Jyoti Rao, who practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Webster, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Andhra Medical College and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Rao performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Rao (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 sees patients in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Pasadena, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Dr. Rajendran (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Hindi. Dr. Rajendran 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 sees patients in Pasadena, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daccak honors. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Darmadi's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Darmadi studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Darmadi include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, hepatitis C, and colorectal cancer screening. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Darmadi is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Michel Kafrouni practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kafrouni is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more.

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

Dr. Jignesh Shah sees patients in Houston, TX, Pasadena, TX, and Webster, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Shah studied medicine at Pramukh Swami Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Franz Schneider specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Schneider is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine.

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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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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.