We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Lake Charles, LA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
501 Dr. Michael Debakey Drive
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Juan Teran specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Lake Charles, LA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Teran obtained his medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Autonomous University of the State of Mexico Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
501 Dr Michael Debakey Drive
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Paul Nichols is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Nichols accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College of Georgia.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2615 Enterprise Boulevard; Suite B
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Sarpreet Basra's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2770 3rd Avenue; Suite 345
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Khaled Nour is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Nour is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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