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We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept Great-West Healthcare near The Woodlands, TX.

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

Dr. Lynn Copeland's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in ulcers and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Copeland takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Copeland trained 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 for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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; #150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Ali Dural sees patients in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dural has indicated that his clinical interests include ulcers and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Ege University and performed his residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago, Westlake Hospital, and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Dural (or staff) speaks Spanish and Turkish. Dr. Dural is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Shenandoah, TX, Houston, TX, and Humble, TX. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Behara is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Behara studied medicine at Andhra Medical College. She trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston for residency. Dr. Behara (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Abraham Winkelstein's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Winkelstein focuses on ulcers and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Winkelstein takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers, Colorectal Cancer Screening

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

Dr. Ravi Moparty's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass ulcers. Dr. Moparty is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. He trained at Edgewater Hospital for residency. Dr. Moparty (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9201 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thang Le is an adult gastroenterologist. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Le 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 studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Le's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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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.