We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Great-West Healthcare near The Woodlands, TX.

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Dr. Lynn R Copeland, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Lynn Copeland's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Copeland's areas of expertise include ulcers and colorectal cancer screening. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Shailaja Savitri Kesanapalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 480
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Shailaja Behara's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Behara (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Behara is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. She is a graduate of Andhra Medical College and a graduate of Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston's residency program. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy

Dr. Abraham Winkelstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Abraham Winkelstein's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of ulcers and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Winkelstein takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Ali T Dural, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Ali Dural specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dural (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Turkish. His clinical interests encompass ulcers and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Dural attended Ege University and then went on to complete his residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago, Westlake Hospital, and Rush University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Ultrasound, Ulcers, Endoscopy

Dr. Ravi Kumar Moparty, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26103 Interstate 45
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Moparty is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include ulcers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Moparty honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Moparty (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers

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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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