We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Yuba City, CA.

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Dr. Chandra S Veluru, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
550 B Street
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Chandra Veluru's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Veluru focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending NTR University of Health Sciences and Kurnool Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Veluru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kosuke Tokunaga, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
550 B Street
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Kosuke Tokunaga is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He speaks Japanese. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Tokunaga's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Tokunaga attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tokunaga's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sedation, Hydrogen Breath Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
870 Shasta Street; Suite 100
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Ken Chow is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chow honors. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
870 Shasta Street; Suite 200
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Siva Doma sees patients in Yuba City, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Doma studied medicine at Guntur Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Doma (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
870 Shasta Street; Suite 100
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Jon Marsh's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Marsh accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
870 Shasta Street; Suite 200
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Kim specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kim is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic 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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