We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Coventry Bronze near Port Matilda, PA.

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Dr Martin G Maksimak MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA

Dr. Martin Maksimak works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Maksimak is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Maksimak trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He accepts Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maksimak is affiliated with Geisinger Pediatrics.

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Dr William J Cochran MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA

Dr. William Cochran's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, Coventry Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Cochran is professionally affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), Geisinger Medical Center, and Geisinger Pediatrics. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr Mahmoud T Sabri MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA

Dr. Mahmoud Sabri is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Sabri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Sabri is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Pediatrics. He attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sabri honors.

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Dr Christopher D Still DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA

Dr. Christopher Still is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency. Dr. Still is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Gastroenterology.

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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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