We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Cigna Gold HMO near Pasadena, TX.

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Dr. Harry Silvio Ojeas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Harry Ojeas' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ojeas include anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ojeas takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ojeas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Liver Biopsy, Anemia

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Jyoti Rao specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of Andhra Medical College and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Rao trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rao at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She 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.

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

Dr. Suresh Rajendran is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rajendran accepts. He graduated from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Dr. Rajendran (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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)

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

Dr. Rukan Daccak works as a gastroenterologist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Daccak attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kafrouni accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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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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