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Compassionate, Caring and Sophisticated Medical Care

Digestive and Liver Center of Florida was founded to deliver the very best medical care in an environment that supports and comforts patients.

The Orlando, FL gastroenterologist, Dr. Seela, Dr. Sheela, Dr. Atiq, Dr. Kola, Dr. Narváez-Lugo and Dr. Rosa have recognized authorities in the field of gastroenterology and colorectal, conducting research and teaching other physicians. Our expert gastro and liver doctor's offer a wide range of services and treat the entire range of liver and gastrointestinal conditions and perform most diagnostic procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopy and more advanced tests.

We have four gastroenterology offices conveniently located in East Orlando, Downtown Orlando, Oviedo and Kissimmee. Our state-of-the-art facility on Dean Road in East Orlando includes the Endo-Surgical Center of Florida where patients can have their colonoscopy, endoscopy or hemorrhoid procedures.

Drs. Sergio Larach, Dr. Elisa Bianchi and Dr. Sam Atallah are world renowned colorectal surgeons (TAMIS) and have been on the forefront of cutting-edge surgical treatment options that have changed the lives of their patients and garnered international recognition. The surgeons are part of the colorectal division of the Endo-Surgical Center of Florida and provide additional access to patients in need of highly specialized colorectal surgery.

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Gastroenterologist Providers

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  • Srinivas Seela, MD
    Gastroenterologist in Orlando & Kissimmee, FL

    Dr. Seela moved to Orlando, Florida after finishing his fellowship in Gastroenterology at Yale University School of Medicine, one of the finest programs in the country. During his training he spent a significant amount of time in basic and clinical research, and has published articles in Gastroenterology literature.

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  • Harinath Sheela, MD
    Gastroenterologist in Orlando & Kissimmee, FL

    Dr. Sheela moved to Orlando, Florida after finishing his fellowship in Gastroenterology at Yale University School of Medicine, one of the finest programs in the country. During his training he spent a significant amount of time in basic and clinical research and has published articles in Gastroenterology literature.

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  • Basher Atiquzzaman, MD, "Dr. Atiq"
    Gastroenterologist in Orlando & Kissimmee, FL

    Affectionately known to his patients and staff simply as 'Dr. Atiq' Basher Atiquzzaman, MD, brings an exceptional level of expertise to the treatment of diseases and disorders that affect the stomach, colon, intestines, liver, pancreas, and esophagus.

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  • Dr. Moin Kola MD
    Gastroenterologist in Orlando & Kissimee, FL

    Dr. Moin Kola is a Board-Certified Gastroenterologist who has provided Gastroenterology services in Central Florida for 10 years. Dr. Kola completed his Gastroenterology fellowship at Case Western Reserve University and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) visiting fellowship with Crohn's and colitis Foundation of America at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Kola served as Chief Fellow during the last year of his fellowship training.

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  • Dr. Jessica Narváez-Lugo, MD
    Gastroenterologist in Orlando & Kissimmee, FL

    Dr. Jessica Narváez-Lugo, a board-certified doctor in Gastroenterology, obtained her medical degree in 2003 from Ponce Health Sciences University in Puerto Rico, formerly known as Ponce School of Medicine. After completing her internal medicine residency at the VA Caribbean Healthcare System, she pursued an additional year as a training program leader becoming a Chief Resident. She acquired a high-quality training during her fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals.

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  • Dr. Sheryl Rosa-Cruz, MD

    Dr. Sheryl Rosa-Cruz has a dual board certification in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. She received her degree in Doctor of Medicine from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico in 2009, where she graduated with honors. Afterwards, she fulfilled her internship year at the New York Medical College. Continuing her training, she completed her specialty in Internal Medicine and then her fellowship in Gastroenterology at the VA Caribbean Healthcare Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After residency and prior to starting fellowship, Dr. Rosa-Cruz had the privilege of being a Chief Resident for a year, and she was also appointed the Chief Fellow on her final year of the Gastroenterology subspecialty training.

  • Douglas Weissman, MD
    Gastroenterologist in Orlando & Kissimmee, FL

    Dr. Douglas Weissman is a Board-Certified Gastroenterologist as well as an advanced Endoscopist. Dr. Weissman completed his postgraduate training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Following that, he moved to South Florida where he started his own private practice.

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  • Sergio Larach, MD, FASCRS, FACS
    Colorectal Surgeon in Orlando & Kissimmee, FL

    Dr. Sergio Larach completed his fellowship at the University of Texas Medical School. He is board certified in colon and rectal surgery. He has published numerous articles on colon and rectal surgery, conducted clinical research, and authored book chapters in his specialty. Dr Larach has been selected as a 'Top Doctor in Orlando' by Orlando Magazine for several years.

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  • Dr. Sam Atallah, MD FASCRS, FACS
    Colorectal Surgeon in Orlando & Kissimmee, FL

    Director of Research & Clinical Trials

    Dr. Atallah is among the most well known colorectal surgeons in the world. He moved to Orlando in 2007 after completing training at Houston’s Texas Medical Center with Surgical Oncology training at MD Anderson Cancer Center where his training had earned him double-board certification in General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery.

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  • Dr. Elisa Maria Bianchi MD
    Colorectal Surgeon in Orlando & Kissimmee, FL

    Dr. Elisa Maria Bianchi is a Board-Certified General Surgeon who completed a Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health in New York, where her specialty training encompassed a variety of small bowel, colon, rectal and anal pathologies which included malignant...

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  • Dr. Wanita Patterson, DNP, APRN

    She is a graduate from University of Florida and has over 40 years experience in many areas including gastroenterology, cardiology, internal medicine and functional/restorative medicine. She has been a part of Digestive and Liver Center of Florida since 2013 you might see her making hospital rounds on weekends. She is also a favored frequent speaker at our practice.

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  • Gabrielle Bains, ARNP-C, MSN

    She has worked at Digestive and Liver Center of Florida since 2012 helping our practice deliver the highest level of Compassionate, Caring and Sophisticated medical care. She is a graduate from the University of Central Florida. Gabrielle may see you at the hospital along with one of our Physicians if you are ever admitted.

  • Thelma Teresa Nelson, APRN-C, MSN

    She has served our team @ Digestive and Liver Center of Florida since 2014. Some of her past educational merits include an M.S.N., Adult Nurse Practitioner w/ Honors from the University of Central Florida, Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society in 2011. 

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  • Ashley Clark, MSN, ARNP-C.

    Ashley began her journey with Digestive and Liver Center of Florida just over a year ago. In 2017, she was merited her Master's degree of Science in Nursing from the University of South Florida. 

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  • Amy P. Romito, PA-C

    She forms part of our team here at the Digestive and Liver Center of Florida. In 2014, She earned her Master of Clinical Medical Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies at Nova Southeastern University.

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  • Monique D. Burnett, MSN APRN NP-C

    Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with a strong background in vascular, cardiac, surgical medical and critical care nursing. Nursing experience includes knowledge of modern nursing principles, practices, techniques and theory. 

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  • Anthony Sabu, ARNP

    He is a graduate from South University of Savannah, Georgia and has nearly 25 years of experience in many different fields including gastroenterology, hematology and oncology.

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  • Shelly Ann Scott, DNP, APRN-C

    Shelly started working with Digestive and Liver Center of Florida since 2005! She was the first Nurse Practitioner on board with the team at Digestive and Liver Center of Florida.

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  • Stephanie Reed, MSN, APRN-C

    I am a graduate of South Florida with my MSN in 2019 with a specialty in FNP. Prior to this, I obtained my BSN from University of Central Florida. I have worked with Advent Health for the last 8 years and have spent the last 7 years as an Emergency Room nurse.

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  • Urmilla Medrano, APRN

    Urmilla Medrano is a Nurse Practitioner at Digestive and Liver Center of Florida who partners closely with Dr. Sheela. She holds a national certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a family nurse practitioner.

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  • Susan Mathew, APRN-MSN

    Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with more than 18 years of direct patient care experience. Follows Evidence based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation and intuition. 

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Testimonials

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  • "Exceptional Doctors really caring."
    K, Debbie
  • "I loved Dirma. She was attentive yet the perfect amount of personal. She is a very kind person. She could have taken a kidney and I would have said yes. She's wonderful."
    A, Gail
  • "Perfection...felt very comfortable going into procedure from start to finish!!! Thank you for being so efficient & professional! :)"
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Hours of Operation

For Kissimmee, Oviedo and Sanford Location: Please call our office for dates and times we will be at this location

Orlando Office

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Downtown Orlando

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed