Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Advanced Endoscopy Center of Excellence

Our Gastroenterologists

  • Pushpak Taunk, MD

  • Patrick G. Brady, MD

  • Rene Gomez-Esquivel, MD Rene Gomez-Esquivel, MD

  • Hilal Jonathan, MD

  • Ali Abbas, MD, MPH Ali A. Abbas, MD, MPH

Largest volume of complex cancer/non-cancer endoscopic procedures on the west coast of Florida

Focal clinical disease interests:

  • Barrett esophagus /dysplasia ablation
  • Staging and treatment of GI tumors: GIST, esophageal, gastric and pancreaticobiliary
  • Comprehensive endosonographic diagnosis/staging and multi-disciplinary care of GI cancers: esophagus, stomach, pancreaticobiliary and colon.
  • Difficult incomplete colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic stents: esophageal, small bowel bleeding, pancreatic and colon
  • Large gastric, duodenal, ampullary and colon polyps removal
  • Pancreatic cysts, tumors, and chronic pancreatitis
  • Unexplained small bowel bleeding

Advanced endoscopic procedures:

  • Barrx ablation for Barrett’s esophagus, dysplasia and cancer
  • Therapeutic ERCP and pancreaticobiliary endotherapy and stenting
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and FNA
  • Small bowel pill camera
  • Small bowel balloon enteroscopy
  • SpyGlass cholangioscopy and lithotripsy
  • EUS guided cystogastomy, celiac neurolysis and fiducial placement
  • Sphincter of Oddi manometry
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection of superficial GI tumors
  • Enteral stenting
Our GI Division has an Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR) of 50% for male patients ad 37% for female patients (ASGE Guidelines recommend > 30% for males and > 20% for females).

USF Health Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare

For more information or to schedule an appointment,please call (813) 974-4115 or visit https://health.usf.edu/medicine/internalmedicine/digestive