Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Advanced Endoscopy Center of Excellence

Our Gastroenterologists

Patrick G. Brady, MD
Patrick G. Brady, MD
Haim Pinkas, MD
Haim Pinkas, MD
Pushpak Taunk, MD
Pushpak Taunk, MD
Rene Gomez-Esquivel, MD
Rene Gomez-Esquivel, MD

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

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