Dr. Atu Vahil, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Vahil
Accepting new patients

Digestive Disease Specialists

1600 N Grand Ave Ste 440 Pueblo, CO 81003

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(719) 543-3500

Dr. Atu Vahil, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Pueblo, CO and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Vahil has more experience with Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from L.L.R.M. Med Coll, Meerut Univ, Meerut, Up, India medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Centura Health-st Thomas More Hospital and Parkview Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Vahil to book an appointment.


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Dr. Vahil accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO HMO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Bronze Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway-CO EPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Catastrophic Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
CO Pathway (Select Network)-CO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
CU Health Plans Exclusive-CO HMO
Gold Colorado PPO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Gold Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway-CO EPO
Healthy Blue Priority 1-CO HMO
Healthy Blue Priority with HSA 1-CO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
MediBlue Plus-CO HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Pathway PPO/EPO-CO
Pathway-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway-CO EPO
Platinum-CO PPO
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Silver Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Silver Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway-CO EPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Practice Areas

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 84% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vahil treats Esophageal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Vahil treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vahil treats Esophagitis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Vahil treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Reflux Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vahil treats Reflux Esophagitis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Vahil treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vahil treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Vahil treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vahil treats Abdominal Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Vahil treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vahil treats Stomach Diseases more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Vahil treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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Dr. Vahil's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Vahil's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vahil

3.5

Based on 49 ratings

5 Stars
55.10204081632653%
(27)
4 Stars
4.081632653061225%
(2)
3 Stars
4.081632653061225%
(2)
2 Stars
6.122448979591836%
(3)
1 Star
30.612244897959183%
(15)
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Dr Vahil is excellent! Staff is equally as wonderful! I would recommend highly!
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Robin Bush – Jul 14, 2020
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easy and quick no BS doctor and staff, much impressed
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Penrose – Jan 17, 2019
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I would send all my family members to Dr. Vahil.
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Anna Martinez in Pueblo, CO – Dec 19, 2018
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Staff terrific. Dr too busy to listen to post procedure questions and concerns
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Bj in Lone tree, CO – Nov 24, 2018
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Vahil refuses to do a colonoscopy without an anaesthetic. Pathetic
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Oct 25, 2018
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I cannot say enough good about Dr. Vahil. I am 76 years old and have suffered from chronic constipation and acid reflux nearly all my life. I have had 4 colonoscopies and endoscopies and no other Doctor tried to help me. Dr. Vahil spent time with me, carefully explained my problems and prescribed solutions. I am now healing.
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Anne Owens in Westcliffe – Jul 10, 2018
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I had to have two procedures done with Dr. Vahil. Very impressed with patient care by nurses and the doctor himself. He was a knowledgeable and caring physician who I could tell loved his job. Very welcoming environment, very clean and well run facility. My admission, procedure and recovery were quick. After hearing horrific stories about colonoscopies and upper endoscopies Dr. Vahil and his staff put me at easy and were very calming. Definitely would recommend him to family and friends.
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Pueblo, CO – Oct 14, 2017
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Dr.Vahil is the best at what he does! Couldn't have asked for a better caring and knowledgeable physician! His staff also treated me as I was family! Thank you so much!
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Denver, CO – Oct 13, 2017
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A horrible doctor...no bedside manner, no care for the patient, no discussion as to what my options were, no discussion as to what the side effects of any meds were. A horrible experience!
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Noni in Pueblo, CO – Oct 10, 2017
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As a physicians wife and running a medical practice and surgical center myself I often feel like my expectations will not be met when I enter another surgeons practice. Well this was certainly not the case here. Dr. Vahil and his staff are so amazing. I guess I will be visiting Pueblo every three to five years for my appointments as I would never go anywhere else. Thank you for running a top notch practice, with caring staff members, and excellent bedside manner. Sincerely, SE
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shelley elam in Newport Beach, CA – Sep 22, 2017
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I was not looking forward to doing my colonscopy, especially the prep. But The experience wasn't bad at all. I slept through the entire thing, woke up feeling great and clear- headed. The anesthesia was very smooth. 20 min later, I walked out with peace of mind that I don't have cancer. Then I ate two burritos, I don't recommend eating 2 after your colonscopy. I do, however, highly recommend dr vahil and his staff.
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Allyson in Pueblo, CO – Sep 22, 2017
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Atul Vahil exhibited horrible patient care after esophageal dilation and my esophagus tore vertically. I woke up to extreme pain in my entire chest. I could not swallow. Atul walked into my post-op room after eating a bite of his lunch sandwich, talking with food in his mouth and teeth, and then sent me home. I ended up in the ER just five hours later and was checked for a complete tear, which could have resulted in sepsis. Atul did not come to the ER. I was near death after the ordeal.
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Pueblo, CO – Sep 13, 2017
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Dr. Vahil has always treated me with the up most respect and professionalism, He is very knowledgeable and professional when relaying symptoms and treatment.
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Howard B. in Canon City – Jul 31, 2017
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There isn't a better Gastroenterologist than Dr. Vahil. He is kind, caring, and I have absolute confidence in his ability to diagnose and treat any condition.
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Phoenix, AZ – May 03, 2017
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Dr. Vahil is knowledgeable and can provide the facts but he will not pay attention to the needs of his patient. I had two endoscopies done and both were excrutiating encounters. I will never again do this procedure. Followup by his staff is less than mediocre. I have been calling for months (since Dec 2016 to now March 2017) as to when I can begin a much needed treatment. They will say that they will call with a status and never do. I am about to give up on this doctor and his staff.
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Abby Normal in Pueblo, CO – Mar 06, 2017
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Professional and caring, excellent care by Dr. Vahil and his entire staff. Two procedures on two weeks, both experiences were ideal.
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Deb in Pueblo, CO – Jan 13, 2017
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Dr. Vahil has a great bed side manner. He takes his time collecting information, reviewing options, and making you feel at ease. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a gastroenterologist.
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Brenda in Pueblo, CO – Dec 06, 2016
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He doesn't be spend appropriate time with patients and when I was diagnosed positively with a disease, he couldn't even name all of the causes and didn't need give me any advice on a patient plan. I now have to love without a disease and honestly don't know how to treat it. I would avoid Dr. Vahil. He doesn't seem to care for his patients or their diagnoses. I'm now going to a physician in Denver.
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johnjohnson in Pueblo,CO – Nov 03, 2016
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Nurse was rude and kept asking the color of my bowels although I stated clear many times. This caused me to reschedule in which I went to another doctor who had empathy.
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Stryker in Englewood, CO – Aug 17, 2016
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I never saw Dr. Vahil, at my appointment, they had it set up with his physician asst. Beth, Had an IBS attack , I called for help someone told me to take a laxative so I don't get constipated after my attack goes away ! What? Some female was yelling at me on the phone She wasn't the Doc Or Beth but she was giving me instructions. Never ever return here ever again!!!
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Colorado Springs, CO – Jul 29, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Atu Vahil, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Pueblo, CO and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Vahil has more experience with Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Our Lady Of Mercy Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Our Lady Of Mercy Med Center
Internship Hospital
1979
L.L.R.M. Med Coll, Meerut Univ, Meerut, Up, India
Medical School
1971
Ramjas College,Delhi University,India
Undergraduate School
Our Lady Of Mercy Med Ctr, Gastroenterology Our Lady Of Mercy Med Ctr, Internal Medicine
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • Hindi
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Digestive Disease Specialists

Digestive Diseases Specialists of Colorado LLC1600 N Grand Ave Ste 440 Pueblo, CO 81003
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Pueblo Endoscopy Suites Llc

Anesthesia Management Services LLC1600 N Grand Ave Ste 420 Pueblo, CO 81003
2

Affiliated Hospitals

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Centura Health-st Thomas More Hospital

Canon City, CO

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Parkview Medical Center

Pueblo, CO

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

St. Mary - Corwin Medical Center

Pueblo, CO

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average