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We found 4 providers matching ERCP and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Plano, TX.

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Dr. Kenneth Joseph Brown Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Brown's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Brown an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include pancreatitis, colonoscopy, and pancreatic cancer. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. Dr. Brown is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Brown attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

Dr. Sindhu Anna Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sindhu Abraham is a gastroenterologist in Plano, TX. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abraham include pancreatitis, colonoscopy, and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Abraham is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abraham graduated from Boston University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis, Colonoscopy, ERCP

Dr. Arshad Husain Malik, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Arshad Malik specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Malik graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. Malik include pancreatitis, colonoscopy, and pancreatic cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

Dr. Markus Goldschmiedt, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Markus Goldschmiedt practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Goldschmiedt is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and National University of San Marcos and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Goldschmiedt is professionally affiliated with Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 206
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,386 - $1,579
  • Medicare Cost: $135 - $459

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What is ERCP (Biliary and Pancreatic Endoscopy)?

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.