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Dr. Abdul Matin Khaleq, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Abdul Khaleq works as an adult gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Khaleq's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khaleq (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Khaleq is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Chronic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $1,547 - $1,856
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $141 - $438
Dr. Kuldeep Singh Tagore, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Kuldeep Tagore sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Tagore attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Tagore's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tagore takes. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tagore is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Serag Dredar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hospital Medicine
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Serag Dredar practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dredar include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Dredar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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What is ERCP (Biliary and Pancreatic Endoscopy)?

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is sometimes called biliary and pancreatic endoscopy. It is a type of imaging test and procedure done to examine potential problems with the bile and pancreatic ducts. These ducts carry digestive fluid from the liver or pancreas to the gallbladder and intestines. An ERCP may be used to open blocked ducts, break up and remove gallstones, remove tumors, insert stents, or take a biopsy.

The ERCP procedure takes between 30 minutes and several hours, depending on the reason for the procedure and the findings of the exam. A sedative is given, and a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is placed down the throat until it reaches the correct area. Dye is injected through the tube, and x-rays of the dye are taken, which show the ducts. Then, while the tube is still in place, tools can be maneuvered down it and used to treat the problem while the doctor uses the x-rays for guidance.

Although an ERCP can be used simply to diagnose a bile duct problem, there are other, less invasive imaging procedures (such as MRI) that can look at the ducts. The benefit of ERCP is that it can both diagnose a problem and deliver treatment at the same time.

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