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We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept Viant near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Ali Tarkan Dural, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Vision Park Boulevard; #150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Ali Dural is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Dural (or staff) speaks Spanish and Turkish. His clinical interests include ulcers and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He studied medicine at Ege University. His training includes residency programs at Grant Hospital of Chicago, Westlake Hospital, and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Dural's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 an adult gastroenterologist in Shenandoah, TX, Houston, TX, and Humble, TX. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Behara honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Andhra Medical College and residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Behara (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Behara is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Lynn Copeland sees patients in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. In Dr. Copeland's practice, he is particularly interested in ulcers and colorectal cancer screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Copeland obtained his medical school training at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed 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. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers, Colorectal Cancer Screening

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

Dr. Abraham Winkelstein works as an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Winkelstein include ulcers and colorectal cancer screening. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in 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 sees patients in The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Moparty include ulcers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Moparty honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Moparty is a graduate of Osmania Medical College and a graduate of Edgewater Hospital's residency program. Dr. Moparty (or staff) speaks 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Le is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Le attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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.