We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept Viant 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 is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Copeland's clinical interests include ulcers and colorectal cancer screening. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his residency, 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. Dr. Copeland speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Shailaja Savitri Behara, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 48
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Shailaja Behara works as a gastroenterologist in Shenandoah, TX, Houston, TX, and Humble, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Behara average 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Andhra Medical College, she performed her residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Behara (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Ali Dural is a gastroenterologist in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Dural honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Dural 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 the following languages: Spanish and Turkish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Ultrasound, Ulcers

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

Dr. Abraham Winkelstein is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Shenandoah, TX and Houston, TX. His clinical interests encompass ulcers and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkelstein accepts. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Winkelstein trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in 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 is a graduate of Osmania Medical College and a graduate of Edgewater Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Moparty (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9201 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thang Le is a gastroenterologist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Le trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks 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.
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