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We found 9 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 104 near San Antonio, TX.

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Dr. Naveen Kumar Mittal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
903 W. Martin Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Naveen Mittal is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Mittal completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mittal include transplant procedures. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Mittal's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
903 W. Martin Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Piyali Ray, who practices in San Antonio, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her professional affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Ray's education and training includes medical school at the University of Mumbai and residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
315 N San Saba; Suite 1003
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Robert Noel's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Mark Alan Gilger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
333 N Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Mark Gilger is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Gilger's areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreas problems, and gallbladder problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Gilger is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Pancreas Problems

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
333 N Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. James Noel's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Noel honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Jay Naresh Shah, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
903 W. Martin Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Jay Shah is a pediatric gastroenterologist in San Antonio, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Shah is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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Dr. Jaime Echartea Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
333 N Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Jaime Echartea Gonzalez, who practices in San Antonio, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Echartea Gonzalez honors. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Echartea Gonzalez trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Echartea Gonzalez is affiliated with the University Health System.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
333 N. Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Javier Monagas is a San Antonio, TX physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He 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.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
315 N San Saba
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Lucille McLoughlin works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. She attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. McLoughlin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.