We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Medicare Advantage near Flower Mound, TX.

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Dr. Shailesh Neil Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4370 Medical Arts Drive; Suite 295
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Shweta Mehta specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Flower Mound, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Mehta average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Flower Mound. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College.

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Dr. Anita Chazhikattu Chazhikattu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2321 Olympia Drive; Suite 100
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Anita Steephen's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Steephen is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Steephen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Flower Mound and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC).

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Dr. Barry Sanders, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
560 W Main Street; Suite 106
Lewisville, TX
 

Dr. Barry Sanders' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sanders's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Plano, Medical City Lewisville, and Texas Health Flower Mound. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and a graduate of Erie County Medical Center's residency program. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanders welcomes new patients.

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Dr. James Tudor Cox, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4370 Medical Arts Drive; Suite 295
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. James Cox is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Texas Health Flower Mound. Dr. Cox attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Dr. Andrew Foy Holt, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4370 Medical Arts Drive; Suite 295
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Holt's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holt takes. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Flower Mound.

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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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