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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
45b Discovery Way
Acton, MA
 

Dr. Raj Devarajan's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He attended Madras Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Faulkner Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Devarajan accepts Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, Medicaid, and more. He has received the distinction of Honors Graduate(top Ten) In Medical School *additional Board Certification In Psychiatry*. He is affiliated with Nashoba Valley Medical Center. Dr. Devarajan is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
131 Old Road To Nine Acre Corner; John Cuming Building, Suite 560
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Mark Epstein works as an adult gastroenterologist in Concord, MA. The average patient rating for Dr. Epstein is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, Aetna, and more. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Epstein's residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Afrikaans. He is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital. Dr. Epstein's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diagnostic Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Therapeutic Endoscopy

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
45b Discovery Way
Acton, MA
 

Dr. Gail Herzig specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Herzig is affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Nashoba Valley Medical Center. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Herzig's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
131 Old Road To Nine Acre Corner; Suite #510
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Richard Schwartz works as an adult gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Schwartz is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Aetna, Tufts Health Plan, and more. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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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