Dr. Gary M Van Deventer MD Gastroenterologist

Dr. Gary Van Deventer is a gastroenterologist in Santa Barbara, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and has been in practice for 41 years. He is one of 5 doctors at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and one of 8 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital who specialize in Gastroenterology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Gastroenterologist: General Gastroenterology

Education & Medical Training

University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1973 - 1978

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Class of 1973

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Association of infection due to Helicobacter pylori with specific upper gastrointestinal pathology.
Blaser, M. J., Perez-Perez, G. I., Lindenbaum, J., Schneidman, D., Van Deventer, G., Marin-Sorensen, M., Weinstein, W. M.

Lower esophageal sphincter pressure, acid secretion, and blood gastrin after coffee consumption.
Van Deventer, G., Kamemoto, E., Kuznicki, J. T., Heckert, D. C., Schulte, M. C.

Characterization of the effects of neurokinins on canine antral muscle.
Koelbel, C. B., Mayer, E. A., van Deventer, G., Snape, W. J., Patel, A.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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