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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2001 9th Avenue; Suite 305
Port Arthur, TX
(409) 983-3221

Dr. Mohamed Vadva practices adult gastroenterology in Port Arthur, TX. Dr. Vadva has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Zambia School of Medicine. Dr. Vadva (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2001 9th Avenue; Suite 305
Port Arthur, TX
(409) 983-3221

Dr. Nezar Shobassy works as an adult gastroenterologist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shobassy accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Shobassy attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shobassy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2001 9th Avenue; Suite 305
Port Arthur, TX
(409) 722-2555

Dr. Sudhir Alampur specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Nederland, TX and Port Arthur, TX. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Alampur is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Alampur's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3787 Doctors Drive; Suite 212
Port Arthur, TX
(409) 985-3676

Dr. Carol Batty, who practices in Port Arthur, TX and Nederland, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Batty is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Choice, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1323 S 27th Street; Suite 600
Nederland, TX
(409) 724-0278

Dr. Feras Zabad is an adult gastroenterologist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zabad is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Zabad (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, French, and Indian Languages. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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