We found 8 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Gregory Shannon is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include polyps, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Shannon is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shannon attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His 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. Nitesh B Vachhani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 435
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nitesh Vachhani works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Vachhani obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and colon cancer. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Vachhani accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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 an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Gajula has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, colon cancer, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Gajula attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Gajula welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kumara Peddamatham sees patients in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Peddamatham's clinical interests include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Peddamatham's education and training includes medical school at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati and residency at Cabrini Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Madhukar Kaw is a gastroenterologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kaw at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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. Dr. Kaw's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kalpesh Thakkar's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thakkar include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), flexible sigmoidoscopy, and nutrition issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thakkar takes. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Thakkar trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Thakkar is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Galati is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system) and adult hepatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Galati is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hepatobiliary disorders, endoscopy, and liver biopsy. Dr. Galati 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. Dr. Galati attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Galati is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Nasrullah Manji, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4760 Sweetwater Boulevard; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nasrullah Manji practices adult gastroenterology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Manji is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Karachi and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Civil Hospital, Karachi. Dr. Manji is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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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.
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