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We found 23 gastroenterologists who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 with IVF near Shenandoah, TX.

Dr. Atif Shahzad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26103 Ih 45 N; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Atif Shahzad is an adult gastroenterology specialist in The Woodlands, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Shahzad average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shahzad's clinical interests include ulcers, gallbladder problems, and hepatitis C. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Shahzad attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Resident of The Year and Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Shahzad (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi-Urdu.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gallbladder Problems, Ulcers, Hepatitis C, Heartburn, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynn R Copeland, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Lynn Copeland sees patients in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Copeland is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Copeland is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Ali Tarkan Dural, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Ali Dural's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include ulcers and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Dural is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dural attended Ege University for medical school and subsequently trained at Grant Hospital of Chicago, Westlake Hospital, and Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Dural (or staff) speaks Spanish and Turkish.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Ultrasound, Ulcers

Dr. Shailaja Savitri Behara, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 48
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Shailaja Behara works as a gastroenterologist in Shenandoah, TX, Houston, TX, and Humble, TX. Dr. Behara (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. She graduated from Andhra Medical College and then she performed her residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Behara is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy

Dr. Abraham Winkelstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Abraham Winkelstein is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in ulcers and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Winkelstein honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Winkelstein graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Winkelstein completed a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Tawfiq Gordy Alam, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9201 Pinecroft Drive
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Tawfiq Alam is an adult gastroenterology specialist in The Woodlands, TX and Spring, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Alam is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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Dr. Sheela Chandra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
106 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Sheela Chandra is a gastroenterologist in Houston, TX and Shenandoah, TX. Before completing her residency at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Chandra attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Chandra honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands.

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Clinical interests: Pancreas Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Biliary Disorders

Dr. Venodhar Rao Julapalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 495
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Venodhar Julapalli is an adult gastroenterologist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal dilation, pancreatitis, and colon problems. Dr. Julapalli is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Julapalli takes. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He speaks Telugu.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravi Kumar Moparty, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26103 Interstate 45
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Moparty is an adult gastroenterology specialist in The Woodlands, TX. His clinical interests encompass ulcers. Dr. Moparty accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College and a graduate of Edgewater Hospital's residency program. Dr. Moparty (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers

Dr. Serge-Alain Babila Awasum, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1120 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 255
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Serge-Alain Awasum is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in The Woodlands, TX, Conroe, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. He graduated from East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. Dr. Awasum takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Bryan Steven Vartabedian, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
17198 Saint Luke's Way; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Vartabedian's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vartabedian graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Vartabedian has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Udayini Kodali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 290
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Udayini Kodali is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kodali accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Kodali attended Andhra Medical College for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Anna Magda Gonzales, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Anna Gonzales' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gonzales has a special interest in colorectal cancer screening. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Gonzales is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Edward Stephen Xavier, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Edward Xavier sees patients in Shenandoah, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Xavier studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Vision Park Boulevard; #150
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Hussain is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hussain is a graduate of Dow Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9201 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thang Le practices adult gastroenterology in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Le is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Le completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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.