We found 4 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Coventry near Forty Fort, PA.

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Dr. Dean Richard Focht III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
190 Welles Street
Forty Fort, PA
 

Dr. Dean Focht is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Pediatrics. Dr. Focht is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Madigan Army Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Martin G Maksimak, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
190 Welles Street
Forty Fort, PA
 

Dr. Martin Maksimak is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Maksimak accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze. He is affiliated with Geisinger Pediatrics.

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Dr. Eduardo Daniel Tron, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
190 Welles Street; Suite 122
Forty Fort, PA
 

Dr. Eduardo Tron is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Danville, PA, Mountain Top, PA, and Wilkes Barre, PA. Dr. Tron speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Pediatrics. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Tron attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He honors Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Mahmoud T Sabri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
190 Welles Street
Forty Fort, PA
 

Dr. Mahmoud Sabri is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Sabri is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze. He trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sabri (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Sabri is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Pediatrics.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.
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