Jorge V. Obando, MD Jorge V. Obando, MD

Jorge V. Obando, MD

Gastroenterologist

4.9 out of 5  (54 ratings, 16 reviews)
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919-862-5075, 919-684-2770 Office number
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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
ABOUT ME

I am a gastroenterologist and the medical director of the gastrointestinal (GI) program at Duke Raleigh Hospital. I enjoy being at Duke, because our team is one of the most experienced in the Southeastern United States. Most of the patients I see have diseases of the biliary or pancreatic systems including blockages. Some of these can be malignant. When I first meet a patient, I like to know their expectations for treatment. I also like to meet the patient’s loved ones and answer any questions they may have at the very first visit. After we talk, I review the patient’s x-rays and records. The next step is to discuss the results with my colleagues as a team, so we can come up with a unique treatment plan that is personalized for each patient. The most rewarding part of my job is the interaction with patients. If I can provide immediate help, I’m even happier.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, Spanish
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Cayetano Heredia University School of Medicine (Peru), 1993
RESIDENCY
Transitional Internship, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, 1993-1994
Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 1994-1997
FELLOWSHIP
Gastroenterology, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 1997-2000
Advanced Endoscopy, Duke University Medical Center, 2000-2001
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My main research interest is in pancreas and biliary diseases. Our pancreas/biliary program at Duke has several active studies on these areas. I participate in trials of new devices and instruments as they apply to these diseases. I am also involved in the national panel committee that provides guidelines for management of pancreas malignancies. I also give lectures and lead discussions at national and international meetings on pancreas diseases.

PUBLICATIONS
View Jorge Obando's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.9 out of 5 (54 ratings, 16 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.