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

Dr. Sudhir Alampur, who practices in Nederland, TX and Port Arthur, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

Dr. Mohamed Vadva specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vadva honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Zambia School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Nezar Shobassy is an adult gastroenterologist. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shobassy honors Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Carol Batty is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Port Arthur, TX and Nederland, TX. Dr. Batty graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Feras Zabad's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Zabad is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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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