We found 3 gastroenterologists who accept Coventry HSA near Beckley, WV.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1844 Harper Road
Beckley, WV
 

Dr. Touraj Farid's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Farid is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Farid attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. He is conversant in Persian.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
58 Brookshire Lane
Beckley, WV
 

Dr. Charles Bou-Abboud is a Beckley, WV physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Bou-Abboud (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bou-Abboud takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Veterans Avenue
Beckley, WV
 

Dr. Syed Siddiqi's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Siddiqi an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddiqi takes. He is affiliated with Beckley VA Medical Center.

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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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