Dr. Jawahar Taunk, MD

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Dr. Jawahar Taunk, MD

Gastroenterology | Male

Advance Gastro Associates LLC 34041 US Highway 19 N Ste A, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 Get Directions
(727) 786-0017

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Dr. Taunk has been rated one of the best Gastroenterologists in the area by Vitals. Selected as America's Top Gastroenterologist...Read more

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High quality colonoscopy: Dr. Taunk provides some of the highest quality colonoscopies in the Tampa Bay area. The quality of...Read more

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Safety Harbor, FL |
Dr. Taunk is a person who does not listen to your problems. He just dictates to his computer and writes and writes without paying attention to you. If you try to ask for something he is rushing and does not listen to your questions. I do not recommend this doctor. How can he help you if he doesn't listen to you?
in Palm Harbor, FL |
Has been my doctor for 16 years, Very gentle, kind, concerned, doctor that listens to his patients. Went thru gastro, bowel and liver conditions, being successfully healed of all.
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vomiting Disorders

Procedures Performed

  • Anoscopy
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Infrared Coagulation (IRC) Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

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    Sanctions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Rajasthan University

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Harlem Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Harlem Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Rw Johnson University Hospital UMDNJ

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    Maharaja College, Jaipur, India

    Graduated in 1971

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Taunk's Office & Staff

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Dr. Taunk says...

High quality colonoscopy: Dr. Taunk provides some of the highest quality colonoscopies in the Tampa Bay area. The quality of your colonoscopy is determined by how often your gastroenterologist finds an adenoma (pre-cancerous polyp) and is measured by a statistic known as adenoma detection rate (ADR). The higher the ADR, the more often your gastroenterologist finds pre-cancerous polyps and prevents colon cancer. The national average for ADR among all gastroenterologists is 25%. Dr. Taunk has an ADR of 56%, which is considered one of the best ADRs in the Tampa Bay area. This means, that Dr. Taunk is among the top gastroenterologists in preventing colon cancer and you can rest assured that you will be receiving a high quality colonoscopy.

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Dr. Taunk's Care Philosophy

Dr. Taunk has been rated one of the best Gastroenterologists in the area by Vitals. Selected as America's Top Gastroenterologist by Consumer's Research Council of America. Rated as Top Gastroenterologist in Palm Harbor by the IAHCP. Awarded Doctor of the Year 2012 by the Clearwater, FL, Free Clinic. 5 Star Outstanding G.I. Doc by Vitals 2016. Patient's Choice Award by MDx Medical, Inc. 2010. Compassionate Doctor Award by Vitals 2009.