THE PHYSICIANS

Anil Ram, MD

Practice: since 1992

Board Certified: Gastroenterology

Interests: Colon Cancer Screening, Reflux

Laksmipathi Reddi, MD

Practice: since 1995

Board Certified: Gastroenterology

Interests: Anorectal functional testing, Small Bowel disease, General GI

Siddharth Mathur, MD

Practice: since 2012

Board Certified: Gastroenterology

Interests: Large Polyp removal, Stents, Liver Disease, General Gastroenterology

Paul Hellstern, MD

Practice: since 1995

Board Certified: Gastroenterology

Interests: Liver disease, UC, Crohn's,, General Gastroenterology

Sreekanth Chandrupatla, MD

Practice: since 2003

Board Certified: Gastroenterology

Interests: Esophageal disease, Liver Disease, IBD, general Gastroenterology

Trupti Shinde, MD

Practice: since 2012

Board Certified: Gastroenterology

Interests: Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), Liver Disease, General Gastroenterology

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.