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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. His clinical interests include ulcers and colorectal cancer screening. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Copeland accepts. Before completing his residency 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, Dr. Copeland attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He 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; #150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Ali Dural is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Dural focuses on ulcers and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Ege University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Grant Hospital of Chicago, Westlake Hospital, and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Dural (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Turkish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Behara (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. After attending Andhra Medical College for medical school, Dr. Behara completed her residency training at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Shenandoah, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise consist of ulcers and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Winkelstein accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Winkelstein's residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in The Woodlands, TX. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College and a graduate of Edgewater Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise include ulcers. Dr. Moparty honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moparty (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9201 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thang Le specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Le is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Le trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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. Le (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center 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.