We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Coventry HMO near Beckley, WV.

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other, Internal Medicine
429 Carriage Drive
Beckley, WV

Dr. Husam Nazer works as a gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nazer takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
58 Brookshire Lane
Beckley, WV

Dr. Charles Bou-Abboud practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Bou-Abboud attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bou-Abboud (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1844 Harper Road
Beckley, WV

Dr. Touraj Farid's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Farid is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After attending Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. He speaks Persian.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Veterans Avenue
Beckley, WV

Dr. Syed Siddiqi is a gastroenterologist. He attended medical school at Khyber Medical College. Dr. Siddiqi is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is affiliated with Beckley VA 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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