We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Saint Cloud, FL.

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Dr. M. Sirajul Siraj Ul Islam, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. M. Islam is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Islam is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Dhaka Medical College and then he performed his residency at Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn and Cumberland Hospital, Brooklyn. Dr. Islam (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Islam's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Mastali works as an adult gastroenterologist in Ocoee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. Dr. Mastali speaks Persian. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and South Lake Hospital.

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Dr. Shams S.M. Tabrez, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Shams Tabrez specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rawalpindi Medical College for medical school, Dr. Tabrez completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Tabrez (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Fleites' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fleites is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He accepts 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Syed Lateef is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He studied medicine at Gandhi Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Lateef completed a residency program at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lateef takes. Dr. Lateef is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center.

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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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