We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare Gold near Natrona Heights, PA.

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Joseph P Pusateri MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
1604 Burtner Road; Suite 2500
Natrona Heights, PA

Dr. Joseph Pusateri is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pusateri's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Pusateri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Pusateri is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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John M Wood MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.2 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
1604 Burtner Road; Suite 2500
Natrona Heights, PA

Dr. John Wood sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA and Natrona Heights, PA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for residency. Dr. Wood has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare POS, and more.

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Dan R Trellis MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
1604 Burtner Road; Suite 2500
Natrona Heights, PA

Dr. Dan Trellis is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Trellis attended Duke University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1604 Burtner Road; Suite 2500
Natrona Heights, PA

Dr. David Mulock is a gastroenterologist. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mulock accepts. Dr. Mulock is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1 Kensington Square
New Kensington, PA

Dr. Joel Kichler sees patients in New Kensington, PA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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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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