National Physicians Week is drawing near!!

We have a public service announcement! From March 25-31, we will begin celebrating the level of faithful service our team of Physicians have provided to our patients here in Central Florida. It takes the right medical professional to cater to the needs of each and every patient. At Digestive and Liver Center of Florida, we take this value seriously by making it a commitment every year.  We are proud of the quality care that is provided by our physicians at this practice. In two weeks, we will be mentioning them on all of our Social media channels to show how honored we are to help them provide compassionate, caring, and sophisticated care. One patient at a time! We would like to take a moment to highlight some facts that truly show the communities of Central florida how special and dedicated they all are in the art of medicine:

Dr. Seela moved over to metro Orlando after finishing a prestigious fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Seela has a Board certification on Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), and Crohn's Colitis Foundation (CCF). He is also a teaches, as an attending physician at both the Florida Hospital Internal Medicine Residency and Family Practice Residence (MD and DO) programs.

Dr. Harinath Sheela moved into the city of Orlando, after he completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Yale University School of Medicine. The program he underwent is known across the country as a program of high prestige! During this time in his journey, he vested a great amount of time in basic and clinical research. Furthermore, he has published various articles on Gastroenterology literature. His interests include health conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Metabolic and other liver disorders. Dr. Sheela is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist, in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is also a member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), and Crohn's Colitis Foundation (CCF).

Dr. Ramesh developed his expertise for medicine at the Medical College of Virginia. Their known globally for their Gastroenterology and Hepatology Programs! He particularly enjoys Advanced and Therapeutic Endoscopy including ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS), as well as various Liver Diseases. Dr. Ramesh received advanced training in ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS). in ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS). He also is Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is an active member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), and Crohn's Colitis Foundation (CCF).

"Dr. Atiq" Basher Atiquzzaman, MD, brings a high level of medical experience when treating diseases that affect the stomach, colon, intestines, liver, pancreas, and esophagus. He follows in the footsteps of his ancestors who also served in the medical field. This ignited a passion to pursue a career to show how much he appreciates the art of medicine...firsthand. One manner in which he diagnoses and treats his patients, is by using a tiny camera to complete a respective procedure. Moreover, he has the added skill of knowing Photography, which enables him to perform better in Gastroenterology. Overall, Dr. Atiq has over 20 years of clinical experience, and we are thankful to have him in our team. 

Dr. Jessica is a Board-Certified doctor in the field of Gastroenterology. She received her medical degree in 2003 from Ponce Health Sciences University in Puerto Rico. Once she had completed her residency of Internal medicine at the VA Carribean Healthcare System, she garnered another year of experience as a training program leader to become a Chief Resident. Her fellowship was then acquired at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and affiliated hospitals. Moreover, her interests in the field is broad in that it includes conditions like Abdominal pain, Anemias, Liver Diseases, GERD, Hepatitis C, Gastrointestinal bleeding, and many others. In addition, she is also involved in several organizations as an active member: AMA (American Medical Association), American College of Gastroenterology, AGA (American Gastroenterology Association), and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. She is bi-lingual, with fluency in both the English and Spanish language. We are glad to have her in our team! 

Dr. Sergio Larach faithfully serves as one of our Board-certified Colorectal Surgeons. He has been chosen as a "Top Doctor in Orlando" by the Orlando Magazine for several years! He finished his fellowship from the University of Texas Medical School. He is well experienced in an array of colorectal disorders that include Inflammatory Bowel disease, Colon and Rectal cancer, among other ano-rectal diseases. Furthermore, he is a recognized Pioneer performing Laparoscopic surgical procedures. He also developed a TAMIS procedure as an innovation in the treatment of rectal tumors. Within Central Florida, he is adequately involved as the Program Director of Orlando Regional and Florida Hospital's Colon and Rectal Fellowship program! In addition, he teaches in UCF and FSU as their Clinical associate Professor. His service in our practice really exemplifies what it means to put our patients first. Thank you!

Dr. Atallah is a Double Board-certified Colorectal Surgeon recognized all across the world for his medical expertise and ground-breaking presentations. Furthermore, he is the Director of Research and Clinical Trials. He decided to move to the city beautiful of Orlando in 2007, once he had completed his training at MD Anderson Cancer Center. This intensive regimen earned him a Double-Board certification in both General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery! After he finished his fellowship training in Colon and Rectal Surgery, it inspired him to perform the World's first TAMIS operation in Winter Park, FL in 2009. This opened the door to a new approach in how rectal cancers and Polyps could be treated at a medical facility. Moreover, he pioneered Robotic Transanal Surgery, known as the first to ever use this technique in the world of medicine. In addtion, he is one of the leaders in advanced technology for Rectal Cancer surgery. He also developed stereotactic navigation for transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME ). This marked the start of a vital step forward in the innovation of computer-assisted surgery. Overall, his prinicipal interest revolves around Colorectal Surgery, and is in the process of producing a textbook to be published this year by Springer Nature. Along with this pursuit, he also is heavily involved in the design and assessment of the next-generation robotic systems that will be more compact, and sleeker in its aesthetics to enhance the efficacy of its use in Colorectal Surgery. We are proud of his service in this team! Thank you for your dedicated work Dr. Atallah!