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

Dr. Mohamed Vadva is an adult gastroenterologist. He studied medicine at the University of Zambia School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Vadva honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sudhir Alampur is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Nederland, TX and Port Arthur, TX. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alampur is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College.

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

Dr. Nezar Shobassy works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Shobassy is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Carol Batty is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Choice, and more.

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

Dr. Feras Zabad is a gastroenterologist in Nederland, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Zabad graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine.

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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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