Back Row, L-R: Olga Cabrera, Billing Manager; Rose Mercado, Marketing & Case Manager; Krishna Kesari, IT; Anand Kesari, MD; Shalini Kesari, Administrator / Front Row, L-R: Jennifer Lewis, Front Office Manager; Kelsey Tucker, MA
Gastro-Colon Clinic understands how gastrointestinal ailments come with embarrassing side effects. He and his team offer caring, compassion and top-notch treatment.
Let’s face it. There are some bodily functions that we would just rather not talk about. And most of these somewhat embarrassing aspects of the human body incorporate the approximately 6 feet of intestine known as the colon that wraps itself up into a neat package inside our abdomens. And while in a perfect world we would prefer to ignore that part of our bodies and hope everything runs smoothly, that is not always the case.
The entire gastrointestinal tract can be up to 20 feet long in an adult male. Because of its sheer size, there are a number of conditions that can occur, leading to both painful and often embarrassing symptoms. And though patients are not alone in their experience, they are not always willing to come forward and talk about the problems openly or comfortably. That is where Dr. Anand Kesari, M.D., has already helped many patients in Marion County and the surrounding area since he opened his practice in 2009.
Dr. Kesari is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. He completed his residency from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in New York and his Fellowship in gastroenterology from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn in 2001. His experience includes acting chief of gastroenterology and assistant professor of medicine at the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Roanoke, Virginia, before moving to Florida.
He understands the concerns patients have when it comes to addressing gastrointestinal issues. He dedicates his practice to helping patients feel comfortable with him as a physician so he can adequately diagnose and treat their conditions. Along with a location in The Villages and satellite offices in both Leesburg and Clermont, Dr. Kesari also recently opened a new state-of-the-art office in Ocala.
Gastrointestinal conditions come with a wide range of side effects. These can include constipation, diarrhea, bloating and several others. If left untreated, a relatively small problem requiring minimal treatment can advance into something far worse. That is exactly the scenario that Dr. Kesari wants to avoid.
He invites his patients to discuss their symptoms and concerns with him and his staff openly and encourages continuous dialogue regularly throughout treatment and follow-up care. He specializes in colonoscopy procedures, which serve as a means of discovering and treating colon cancer, polyps, colitis, lesions and many other conditions. He also performs several other endoscopic procedures, such as sigmoidoscopy and EGD among others, and treats a wide range of gastrointestinal, digestive and liver ailments. He also provides a painless, non-surgical treatment for hemorrhoids called Infrared Coagulation Technology, which employs the use of infrared light as a means of treatment rather than traditional surgery.
Dr. Kesari understands that gastrointestinal conditions are not comfortable for people to talk about. He and his staff offer the utmost professionalism and compassionate care available and encourage anyone experiencing discomfort to investigate it. His goal is to keep things running smoothly for his patients.
Dr. Anand Kesari, M.D.
7535 SW 62nd Court, Ocala
1400 US 441 N, #930, The Villages
801 E Dixie Ave, Ste. 101, Leesburg
1735 B East Hwy 50, Clermont