We found 14 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Gretna, LA.

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Dr. Gary Michael Reiss, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Gary Reiss' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Reiss an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Reiss is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for his residency.

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Dr. Rian Moss Tanenbaum, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Rian Tanenbaum is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Tanenbaum takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Dr. Sanjeeva T Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Sanjeeva Reddy is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Reddy honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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Dr. Scott Daniel Pollack, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Scott Pollack is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Marrero, LA, Gretna, LA, and New Orleans, LA. Dr. Pollack graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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Dr. Mark John Wegmann, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Mark Wegmann specializes in adult gastroenterology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Wegmann honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University.

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Dr. Charles Goodwin Schibler II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Charles Schibler specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Marrero, LA, Gretna, LA, and New Orleans, LA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schibler graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Dr. Abdul Mateen Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Abdul Khan is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Touro Infirmary. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Steve George Venturatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Steve Venturatos' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. Dr. Venturatos is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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Dr. Mark Jude Marino, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Mark Marino practices adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marino studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. His professional affiliations include Ochsner, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Rebekah Hopkins Lemann, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Rebekah Lemann's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Lemann obtained her medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. David Allan Beary, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. David Beary is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Marrero, LA, Gretna, LA, and Chalmette, LA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Beary attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Dr. Shantiprakash M Kedia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; S-450
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Shantiprak Kedia is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Marrero, LA. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kedia is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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Dr. George Nicholas Verne, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1415 Tulane Avenue; 6th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. George Verne specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Verne graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Tulane Medical Center and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children.

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Dr. Tamer Acikalin, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; N-306
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Tamer Acikalin is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Acikalin is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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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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