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We found 21 providers matching endoscopy and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Richmond, TX.

Dr. Stanley Howard Stein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17510 W. Grand Parkway South
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Stanley Stein practices adult gastroenterology in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Stein's clinical interests: diabetes, pancreas problems, and ulcers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Stein's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy, endoscopy

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 393
  • Uninsured Cost: $925 - $1,445
  • Medicare Cost: $120 - $295
Dr. Nitesh B Vachhani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1601 Main Street; Suite 401
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Nitesh Vachhani specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Vachhani's clinical interests include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Vachhani's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Vachhani is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , flexible sigmoidoscopy, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), endoscopy

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 615
  • Uninsured Cost: $394 - $619
  • Medicare Cost: $127 - $303
Dr. Nadim Syed Jafri, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2520 B F Terry Boulevard
Rosenberg, TX
 

Dr. Nadim Jafri's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Jafri attended medical school at Sindh Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 231
  • Uninsured Cost: $501 - $1,070
  • Medicare Cost: $110 - $293
Dr. Gregory Lance Shannon, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
17510 West Grand Parkwy South; #220
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Shannon is an adult gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shannon's areas of expertise include polyps, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Shannon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Cancer, Colon Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 139
  • Uninsured Cost: $612 - $839
  • Medicare Cost: $154 - $251
Dr. Kalpesh Harshad Thakkar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
17510 W Grand Parkway S
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kalpesh Thakkar, who practices in Wharton, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Thakkar include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), flexible sigmoidoscopy, and nutrition issues. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Thakkar completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Thakkar has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , flexible sigmoidoscopy, endoscopy

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopy, Nutrition Issues

Dr. Robin Lynn Ferguson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2520 B F Terry Boulevard
Rosenberg, TX
 

Dr. Robin Ferguson is an adult gastroenterologist in Wharton, TX, Rosenberg, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Ferguson a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 395
  • Uninsured Cost: $611 - $1,643
  • Medicare Cost: $28 - $755
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1601 Main Street; Suite 407
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Kumara Peddamatham is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He attended medical school at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. Dr. Peddamatham's clinical interests include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Peddamatham is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), endoscopy

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 679
  • Uninsured Cost: $400 - $795
  • Medicare Cost: $109 - $494
Dr. Sheilendra Suresh Mehta, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sheilendra Mehta's specialty is general surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Mehta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Bariatric Revision ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $875
  • Medicare Cost: $159
Dr. Paolo Charles Champion, MD
Specializes in Urology
1601 Main; Suite 203
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Paolo Champion is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Houston, TX, Richmond, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Champion completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Champion accepts. Dr. Champion is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), ureteroscopy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $208
  • Medicare Cost: $191
Dr. David Howard Hildreth, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1517 Thompson Road
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. David Hildreth is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Hildreth's clinical interests encompass hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hildreth has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Hand Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $999
  • Medicare Cost: $427
Dr. Zachary Robert Mucher, MD
Specializes in Urology
17510 W. Grand Parkway; Suite 210
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Zachary Mucher is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Mucher graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mucher's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), nephroscopy, ureteroscopy, endoscopy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatment, Sexual ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $676 - $2,032
  • Medicare Cost: $103 - $193
Dr. Nina Holtzapple Dereska, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 509
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nina Dereska is a specialist in urogynecology. She works in League City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her clinical interests include menopause, pelvic surgery, and female urologic disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Dereska takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Dereska attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Dereska (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Female Urologic Disorders, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,983
  • Medicare Cost: $183
Dr. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1213 Herman Drive; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aquino include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Aquino honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Aquino is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and St. John's Medical College. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , flexible sigmoidoscopy, endoscopy, screening colonoscopy

All Interests: Warts, Appendicitis, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,402 - $2,020
  • Medicare Cost: $211 - $312
Dr. Sandip Ranjitrai Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
17510 Grand Parkwy; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sandip Desai's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Wharton, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desai include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai is a graduate of Government Medical College, Surat and a graduate of Miami Valley Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Desai is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Physical Exams, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $569
  • Medicare Cost: $186
Dr. Anne Thi Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 490
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anne Le's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; she sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Le at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Le attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $231
  • Medicare Cost: $129
Dr. Shinil K Shah, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Shinil Shah practices general surgery in Missouri City, TX, Houston, TX, and Bellaire, TX. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal surgery, robotic surgery, and endoscopic surgery. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Shah attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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What is Endoscopy?

Endoscopy is the use of a thin, flexible, hollow tube that allows a doctor to see the inside of the body without traditional open surgery. The tubes, called endoscopes, come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and levels of stiffness to reach different parts of the body. Some also contain tiny tools that can be passed through the tube and used for procedures once they are inside the body. The use of tools within an endoscope is called endoscopic surgery and is one type of minimally invasive surgery, or surgery using a very small opening.

Endoscopes contain either a series of lenses or fiber optics that transmit light and images. They may have a tiny camera that projects images onto a screen. An endoscope can be inserted through a tiny incision or into an opening in the body (such as the mouth, nose, or anus).

Endoscopy is often used to examine the digestive tract, but it may be used in many locations throughout the body. It allows a physician to easily and safely get a direct examination of areas of inflammation, sources of bleeding, cysts, tumors, gallstones, the insides of joints, and more, through only a very tiny opening.