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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, who practices in Houston, TX, Pasadena, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ojeas include anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ojeas completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His 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

Dr. Jyoti Rao, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Jyoti Rao is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Webster, TX. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Rao attended medical school at Andhra Medical College and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rao accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more.

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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. 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 foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Hindi. He is 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Daccak's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Park Plaza Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daccak takes. 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.

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

Dr. Michel Kafrouni is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kafrouni is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty 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.