We found 8 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Brandon, FL.

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Dr. Mohammad Arif Qazi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
515 Medical Oaks Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Arif Qazi's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Qazi's clinical interests: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Khyber Medical College. Dr. Qazi's medical residency was performed at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Dr. Qazi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Clinical interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gallbladder Problems, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramesh Narayan Ashwathnarayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1218 Millennium Parkway; Bay Area Advanced Gastroenterology
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ramesh Ashwath, who practices in Brandon, FL and Seffner, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ashwath has indicated that his clinical interests include ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy) and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After completing medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, he performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Ashwath (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopy, ERCP, Colonoscopy

Dr. Imad M Al Nakshabendi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1447 Oakfield Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Imad Al Nakshabendi is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Al Nakshabendi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Al Nakshabendi is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Al Nakshabendi's residency was performed at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Shivinder Narwal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
205 S Moon Avenue; Suite 103
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Shivinder Narwal is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Narwal include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Narwal obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Patiala and performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Narwal's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Brandon Regional Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Bleeding, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Food ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
276 S Moon Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Mazen Kattih is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kattih trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Kattih's areas of expertise include the following: bleeding, pancreas problems, and cancer. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kattih is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bleeding, Upper Endoscopy, Bile Duct Problems, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph S Cody, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Cody specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Brandon, FL, Land O Lakes, FL, and Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Cody include interventional endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Cody is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreas Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Biliary Disorders

Dr. Ajay D Gohil, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
205 South Moon Avenue; Suite 103
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ajay Gohil, who practices in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gohil is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gohil graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College.

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Dr. Farooque Dastgir, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
876 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Farooque Dastgir practices adult gastroenterology in Brandon, FL. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Dastgir honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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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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