We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Corpus Christi, TX.

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Dr. Valentine Enemuo, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Valentine Enemuo is a nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease) specialist. He attended the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Enemuo honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3533 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Sabeen Syed's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Syed honors. Dr. Syed attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
613 Elizabeth Street; Suite 509
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Luis Armstrong works as an adult gastroenterologist in Corpus Christi, TX. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Armstrong takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3533 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Vera Okwu is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Okwu honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2222 Morgan Avenue; Suite 111
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Jose Duran is a gastroenterologist in Corpus Christi, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duran takes.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3533 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Ashok Jain is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jain accepts.

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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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