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We found 8 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage 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 gastroenterology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Vachhani include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Vachhani attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Vachhani accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gajula include obesity, colon cancer, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, and Bangalore University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Gajula is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. Dr. Kaw is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaw attended Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu for medical school and subsequently trained at Government Medical College and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shannon's clinical interests include polyps, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Shannon performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional 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. 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 is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Galati has a special interest in hepatobiliary disorders, endoscopy, and liver biopsy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Galati's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Kalpesh Thakkar specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Thakkar has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), flexible sigmoidoscopy, and nutrition issues. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He 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. Dr. Thakkar is open to new patients.

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

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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. Dr. Peddamatham is a graduate of Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Peddamatham is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Manji is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Manji is in-network for 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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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.