We found 4 providers matching ERCP and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Plano, TX.
Dr. Kenneth Brown, who practices in Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Brown completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brown include pancreatitis, upper endoscopy (EGD), and colonoscopy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Brown at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources.
Dr. Sindhu Abraham specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Plano, TX. Dr. Abraham is especially interested in pancreatitis, upper endoscopy (EGD), and colonoscopy. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.
Dr. Markus Goldschmiedt is a Plano, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Goldschmiedt attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and National University of San Marcos for medical school. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldschmiedt has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 206
- Uninsured Cost: $1,386 - $1,579
- Medicare Cost: $135 - $459
Dr. Arshad Malik sees patients in Plano, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Malik trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pancreatitis, upper endoscopy (EGD), and colonoscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Malik is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.
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Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is sometimes called biliary and pancreatic endoscopy. It is a type of imaging test and procedure done to examine potential problems with the bile and pancreatic ducts. These ducts carry digestive fluid from the liver or pancreas to the gallbladder and intestines. An ERCP may be used to open blocked ducts, break up and remove gallstones, remove tumors, insert stents, or take a biopsy.
The ERCP procedure takes between 30 minutes and several hours, depending on the reason for the procedure and the findings of the exam. A sedative is given, and a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is placed down the throat until it reaches the correct area. Dye is injected through the tube, and x-rays of the dye are taken, which show the ducts. Then, while the tube is still in place, tools can be maneuvered down it and used to treat the problem while the doctor uses the x-rays for guidance.
Although an ERCP can be used simply to diagnose a bile duct problem, there are other, less invasive imaging procedures (such as MRI) that can look at the ducts. The benefit of ERCP is that it can both diagnose a problem and deliver treatment at the same time.