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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2001 9th Avenue; Suite 305
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Mohamed Vadva is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Vadva graduated from the University of Zambia School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Vadva is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1323 S 27th Street; Suite 600
Nederland, TX
 

Dr. Feras Zabad is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2001 9th Avenue; Suite 305
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Nezar Shobassy is a gastroenterologist in Port Arthur, TX. Dr. Shobassy's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2400 Highway 365; Suite 208
Nederland, TX
 

Dr. Sudhir Alampur's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Alampur honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3787 Doctors Drive; Suite 212
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Carol Batty's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Batty has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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