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We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Wichita Falls, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1104 Brook Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Louis Wilson is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Wichita Falls, TX. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1104 Brook Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Timothy McClellan specializes in adult gastroenterology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McClellan accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1104 Brook Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Charles Thueson practices adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Thueson attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1104 Brook Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Ricky Ho is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Wichita Falls, TX. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ho takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1104 Brook Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Javier Gomez is a gastroenterologist in Wichita Falls, TX. Dr. Gomez is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.