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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Brown's areas of clinical interest consist of pancreatitis, colonoscopy, and pancreatic cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown's education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sindhu Abraham's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Abraham is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include pancreatitis, colonoscopy, and pancreatic cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at 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 practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Malik attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malik include pancreatitis, colonoscopy, and pancreatic cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Malik average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Malik honors 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 sees patients in Plano, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldschmiedt is professionally affiliated with Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and National University of San Marcos for medical school, Dr. Goldschmiedt completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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.