About Advanced Digestive Care

Advanced Digestive Care in Clearwater, Florida, is a specialist gastroenterology practice that provides individualized care for every patient. Every member of the team, which includes highly experienced gastroenterologists Gourisankar Degala (Shankar), MD, and Dr. Umesh Choudhry, MD , aims to ensure all their patients feel welcome and cared for from the moment they walk into the practice to the time they return to their primary care physician.

The team members at Advanced Digestive Care doesn’t just see patients, but individual people whose needs they go the extra mile to meet. They provide comprehensive gastrointestinal care, including colon cancer screening and treatment for a wide range of digestive system conditions, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), swallowing disorders, ulcer disease, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Crohn’s disease, colitis, pancreatic disease, and biliary disease. They have specialized technology, such as ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) for evaluating and treating bile duct disorders, and Advanced Digestive Care is the only practice in the area that offers endoscopic ultrasound in a community outpatient setting.

The team at Advanced Digestive Care aims to see patients within a week of the initial request, although urgent consultations are often available the same or next day. The expert gastroenterologists on staff use several respected hospitals in the Clearwater area to perform surgery, including West Coast Endoscopy Center, Morton Plant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Safety Harbor Surgery Center.

To find out more about the exceptional services available at Advanced Digestive Care, call the practice today, or book an appointment using the online tool.


Words from our patients

  • Google

    Highly recommended. Best GI doctor I have had.

    Paresh P.
  • Google

    Dr. Degala was very attentive to my special needs. Explaining everything in great detail.

    David M.
  • Healthgrades

    Excellent rapport and care.

    Verified Patient