We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Hollywood, FL.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 545
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Diego Diaz is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Hollywood, FL and Coral Gables, FL. For his residency, Dr. Diaz trained at Miami Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diaz honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 3.7 stars (14 ratings)
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 545
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Mario Tano specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Hollywood, FL, Miramar, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. Patients gave Dr. Tano an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. He is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine and Nordestana Catholic University. His residency was performed at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Tano speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 545
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Raghunath is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Hollywood, FL and Coral Gables, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Raghunath studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.83 stars (2 ratings)
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; #303
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Solomon Lerer is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Aventura, FL. Dr. Lerer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at New York Medical College.

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Dr. Marc S. Carp MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1400 Ne Miami Gardens Drive; Suite 221
North Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Marc Carp specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Carp is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Temple University 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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