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Our highest priority is to keep all of our patients and staff as safe as possible. If you have any questions about this notification or your upcoming appointment, call our office at 407-384-7388.

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 gastroenterologists, are recognized authorities in the field of gastroenterology and colorectal. Our expert physicians offer a wide range of services and treat the entire range of liver and gastrointestinal conditions, as well as perform diagnostic procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopy and more advanced tests.

We have six gastroenterology offices conveniently located in East Orlando, West Orlando, Downtown Orlando, Oviedo, Kissimmee and Sanford. 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.

Our colorectal surgeons  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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

Read what our client says about us!

  • "Everything was good perfectly done I’m very happy with the service thanks to all nurses and doctor seela I appreciate you all thank you everyone."
    Carlos A.
  • "DrSeela is awesome..got a procedure date very soon..Angelica explained to me everything in regards of my procedure..she was very nice and professional.."
    Margaret O.
  • "Very professional staff. They treat you with respect. Would highly recommend their services. Thank you DR. ATIQ and all the staff members for your support."
    Miguel C.
  • "All the nurses and check in staff were great getting me prepped for procedure. Not a long wait for my endoscopy and now will be on the way home shortly"
    Kristen T.
  • "The staff was great! Dr. Sheela has done all my procedures, would definitely recommend to family and friends. Overall satisfied !"
    Alexis F.
  • "Very nice place. Staff is really nice. And it really fast you in and out real quick don’t have to wait long."
    Jasmine P.
  • "Excellent staff and love the automated process which made taking the prep so easy to follow. Highly recommend Dr. Kola and staff!"
    Jacquie P.
  • "The staff was so amazing a friendly%. They really made me feel safe and comfortable during my procedure. 10/10 recommend."
    Apryl S.
  • "I am more than satisfied with my visit and procedure today. Very happy with my doctor, Jessica Narvaez and staff. Thank you so much!"
    Jose R.
  • "The staff were all very kind and professional! Friday is busy day don’t schedule on Friday! The staff prepares you for procedure all very efficient! The staff was very helpful and understanding talking to bathroom"
    Nomara B.
  • "Every one so nice didn’t wait long..very professional and quick as well as thoroughly..recommended to anyone! Great bedside manner!"
    Lissette A.
  • "Wonderful medical staff. Explained every step for my procedure clearly and put me at ease. Great place."
    Nellie G.
  • "Excellent experience. Everyone was super friendly and professional. The procedure was done quickly and I would recommend this to all my family and friends."
    Maria D.
  • "All is great. Dr kola is very good and great beside manner. Appointment was timely. Have had problems with billing and coding but they are responsive and solve issues.
    All in all a great facility and staff."
    Joseph P.
  • "All the staff was very empathic, caring and on top of my care. Very friendly. Although I came in a little afraid, the made that feeling go away completely.

    Thank you all for your amazing care"
    Diana N.
  • "This was my first time having something done since I moved. They where very organized I got a text at every step of the process until I arrived ay my appointment. All the staff was super Friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend"
    Suleica S.
  • "Everyone was very nice. From the nurses to the doctors..given this was my first experience with the procedure I came in for, they made the experience 0% scary and 100% easy and quick. Recommend them so much!"
    Holly M.
  • "Great patient service. All the staff are super nice (front desk, nurse, etc). Natalie did a great job with my IV, she found the vein quickly. The anesthetic did a great job. Dr. Narvaez is great with the patients and explain everything. Maria José was very patience with me and help me to put my clothes. Highly recommended."
    Brenda S.
  • "I recommend digestive and liver center to everyone I meet. The service was amazing start to finish! From my call to become a new patient to checking in at the front desk. They treated me as if I was family! The doctor was great … very thorough and detailed! When I got my bill and needed to pay they were able to quickly assist by insuring I understood my bill and my portion that needed to be paid and why. This place is truly incredible and again the service is excellent!!!!!!"
    Junior J.
  • "Honestly all I can truly say is that this doctors office is great. I Definitely recommend doing your procedures with the experienced Dr. kola, and all the staff were so patient and kind. The procedures they do are are quick and easy. The facility was adequately sanitized. And thank god enough they have signs that say wear your masks so everyone stays safe and clean.
    All I could say is that they should have a vending machine for the non patients coming for moral support. May all the staff have a blessed day"
    Grisel L.
  • "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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Our Locations

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Hours of Operation

For Kissimmee, Oviedo, West Orlando 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