Dr. Patel attended medical school at Topiwala National Medical College in Mumbai, India. He continued his training at the University of Arizona in Tucson where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine. He was chief resident at Bridgeport Hospital, Yale New Haven Health in Connecticut, and completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport.
Dr. Patel specializes in comprehensive diagnosis and management of the digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, biliary tract, and pancreas), inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's, as well as liver and pancreatic diseases, including hepatitis, cirrhosis, primary biliary cholangitis, pancreatitis and other autoimmune disorders.
The most common symptoms treated include heartburn, abdominal pain, diarrhea, incontinence, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, bleeding, hepatitis, and hemorrhoids.
He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. In addition to colonoscopy screenings and upper endoscopies, Dr. Patel is experienced in ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) to diagnose diseases of the biliary system and gallbladder. He is also trained in therapeutic endoscopic procedures, dilation procedures, and placement of endoluminal stents for gastrointestinal tract obstructions.
He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, American Medical Association, and Louisiana Gastroenterology Society.
Dr. Patel is now accepting new patients, physician referrals are not required. For more information or to make an appointment, please call Lane Gastroenterology at 225-658-6780.