We found 5 gastroenterologists near Martinsburg, WV.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1006 Tavern Road
Martinsburg, WV
 

Dr. Richard Nemec is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Nemec graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Winchester Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 Foundation Way; Suite 3500
Martinsburg, WV
 

Dr. Shahin Rahimian is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rahimian accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He studied medicine at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Washington County Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2010 Doctor Oates Drive; S-103
Martinsburg, WV
 

Dr. David Fishkin is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Martinsburg, WV. Dr. Fishkin's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
510 Butler Avenue
Martinsburg, WV
 

Dr. Evelio Bravo-Fernandez is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Bravo-Fernandez is affiliated with Martinsburg VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 Foundation Way; Suite 3700
Martinsburg, WV
 

Dr. Timothy Orphanides is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Orphanides honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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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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