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We found 8 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 103 - One $0 PCP Visit near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Nitesh B Vachhani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 435
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nitesh Vachhani is an adult gastroenterologist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vachhani's clinical interests include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vachhani takes. He is open to new patients. Dr. Vachhani attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Leka Gajula, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 370
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Leka Gajula is a gastroenterologist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Gajula has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include obesity, colon cancer, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Gajula accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She studied medicine at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, and Bangalore University. Dr. Gajula's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Madhukar Kaw practices adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaw is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaw honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Government Medical College and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Kaw attended medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu. Dr. Kaw's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Lance Shannon, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
16605 Sw Freeway; Suite 335
Sugar Land, TX
 

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

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

Dr. Kalpesh Harshad Thakkar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kalpesh Thakkar is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), flexible sigmoidoscopy, and nutrition issues. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Thakkar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Thakkar attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Clinical interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopy, Nutrition Issues

Dr. Joseph Stephen Galati, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Galati's areas of specialization are gastroenterology (digestive system) and adult hepatology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Galati include hepatobiliary disorders, endoscopy, and liver biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Galati is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Galati welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Endoscopy, Liver Transplant, Liver Biopsy, Liver Surgery

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kumara Peddamatham, who practices in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. The average patient rating for Dr. Peddamatham is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Peddamatham is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4760 Sweetwater Boulevard; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nasrullah Manji specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Sugar Land, TX. Patients gave Dr. Manji an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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 Dow Medical College.

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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.