We found 3 gastroenterologists who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Baytown, TX.

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Dr. Samir Kumar Nath, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
4002 Garth Road; Suite 120
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Samir Nath, who practices in Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for his residency. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Nath is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nath is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopy, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2802 Garth Road; Suite #201
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Sathya Kalangi is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Baytown, TX. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4301 Garth Road; #301
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Fernando Sarti works as an adult gastroenterologist. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA.

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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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