We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Tomball, TX.

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Dr. Sohaib Ahmed Faruqi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
425 Holderrieth Boulevard; Suite 109
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Sohaib Faruqi is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Faruqi is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Punjab, Allama Iqbal Medical College, and King Edward Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Faruqi (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajeshwar Pal Abrol, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
506 Graham Drive; #100
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Rajeshwar Abrol is an adult gastroenterologist. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Amritsar and residency at Government Medical College and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abrol is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Abrol (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Abrol is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Colonoscopy

Dr. Arvind C Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
506 Graham Drive
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Arvind Reddy works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include crohn's disease, gallstones, and pancreas problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Reddy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Shabbir-Husain Husain Jamali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
421 School Street; Suite 110
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Shabbir-Husain Jamali's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Jamali include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Jamali attended Dow Medical College for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Somia Z Mian, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
506 Graham Drive
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Somia Mian is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. She is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mian honors. Dr. Mian graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Dr. Maninder Singh Guram, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
506 Graham; Suite 230
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Maninder Guram is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Guram is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center.

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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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