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Christopher E. Forsmark MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Forsmark, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Ilocano. Dr. Forsmark's areas of expertise include the following: acute pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and chronic pancreatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Forsmark has received professional recognition including the following: President - American Pancreatic Association (2006-2007); Councilor - American Pancreatic Association (2001-2004); and President - Florida Gastroenterologic Society (2002-2003).

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Endoscopic Ultrasound, Acute Pancreatitis, Chronic Pancreatitis, Endoscopy, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Peter Draganov's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Draganov include ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), pancreatic cancer, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Medical University of Sofia. For his residency, Dr. Draganov trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Draganov has received distinctions including Best Dotors in America; Exemplary Teacher Award - College of Medicine, University of Florida; and Scientific Poster Recognition Award - Southern Medical Association. Dr. Draganov (or staff) speaks the following languages: Bulgarian and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoscopy, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 84
  • Charge (avg.): $2,374 - $2,847
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $120 - $482
Anand Ratnakant Gupte M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Anand Gupte's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gupte is conversant in Marathi. He has a special interest in ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He attended medical school at Terna Medical College. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy)

All Interests: Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.12 stars (4 ratings)
6400 W. Newberry Road; Suite 302
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Enrique Molina practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Molina has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $217

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6400 W. Newberry Road; Suite 302
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Lee is an internist. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $141

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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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