We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept BlueCare 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Islam (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Islam attended medical school at Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Islam's training includes residency programs at Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn and Cumberland Hospital, Brooklyn. He is in-network 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: Achalasia, Hemorrhoidectomy, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mohammad Mastali is a gastroenterologist. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Mastali is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and South Lake Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Mastali's training includes residency programs 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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Shams Tabrez is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Apopka, FL, Saint Cloud, FL, and Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Tabrez is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Tabrez (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Anoscopy, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Esophageal Ulcer, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Fleites is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Fleites takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophageal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Syed Lateef is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lateef graduated from Gandhi Medical College and then he performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy 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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