We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 with IVF near Laredo, TX.

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Fernando Membreno, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
6801 Mcpherson Road; Suite 219
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Fernando Membreno's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He practices in San Antonio, TX. These areas are among Dr. Membreno's clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Membreno takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Staten Island University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Methodist Health System and Southwest General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Hepatitis B, Medication, Hepatitis C, Hemochromatosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1710 E Saunders Street; Suiteb200
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Asuncion Ramos-Soriano is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Ramos-Soriano has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramos-Soriano (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6801 Mcpherson Road; Suite 339
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Reynaldo Godines is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Godines is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6999 Mcpherson Road; Suite 220
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Elsa Canales is an adult gastroenterology specialist. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Canales attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School 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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