THE PHYSICIANS

Anil Ram, MD

Practice: since 1992

Board Certified: Gastroenterology

Interests: Colon Cancer Screening, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Laksmipathi Reddi, MD

Practice: since 1995

Board Certified: Gastroenterology

Interests: Anorectal functional testing, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Small Bowel disease, General GI

Siddharth Mathur, MD

Practice: since 2012

Board Certified: Gastroenterology

Interests: Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF), Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Large Polyp removal, Stents, Liver Disease, General Gastroenterology

Paul Hellstern, MD

Practice: since 1995

Board Certified: Gastroenterology

Interests: Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Liver disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, General Gastroenterology

Sreekanth Chandrupatla, MD

Practice: since 2003

Board Certified: Gastroenterology

Interests: Esophageal Disease, Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF), Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, General Gastroenterology

Trupti Shinde, MD

Practice: since 2012

Board Certified: Gastroenterology

Interests: Liver Disease, General Gastroenterology

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Varun Patel, MD

Practice: since 2019

Board Certified: Gastroenterology

Interests: Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF), Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Esophageal Disease, Large Polyp removal, Stents, Liver Disease, General Gastroenterology

Our Practice


Gastroenterology associates was formed in 1985 by Dr. Purnachandar Bikkasani with the primary mission of providing excellent gastroenterology services to the citizens of Citrus County. Since then, we have grown to a 7 physician group dispensing comprehensive gastroenterology services to our residents.