Dr. Ramesh Ashwath, MD

Dr. Ramesh Ashwath, MD

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Gastroenterology  ·  
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51 y/o
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Dr. Ramesh Ashwath, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Brandon, FL and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.Read his story

Bay Area Advanced Gastroenterology

1134 Kyle Wood Ln

Brandon, FL 33511
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • AvMed
  • Better Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareSource
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ashwath's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashwath treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ashwath treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashwath treats Abdominal Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ashwath treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashwath treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ashwath treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ashwath's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • 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 Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

 Our compassionate practice is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of these digestive diseases.services to the residents of the Tampa Bay area. We ensure that all patients with Gastrointestinal diseases receive appropriate and compassionate care. 

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Christ Hospital Med Center
Residency Hospital
1991
Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1991

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Ashwath's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ashwath

3.8

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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5%
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1 Star
25%
(5)

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Very Professional and caring. Office staff very knowledgeable and accommodating. My serious, emergency procedures ended up having a great outcome, thanks to Dr. Ashwath M.D. and Staff.
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Dr. is great....Staff is pitiful...Maria, and Virginia always say they are sending med records and they never do,. Virginia said she would send updated codes for insurance that I was being billed for. NEVER DID. Two months later, still NEVER DID. Maria told me twice that she was mailing my lab report from Cologuard but NEVER DID. About 3 weeks later, still NEVER DID. STILL WAITING!
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While he may be a wonderful Dr. I will never know. I got to his office at 9;45 for my 10 am appt. The waiting room was full with 4 people standing. I turned in new patient form and insurance and waited. Everyone in the waiting room started talking and we figured out the Dr. Had tripple booked time slots example 3 10am apps. This was for all morning appts. From 9 to 10:30 at least. Many of us gave the receptionist an earful and walked out. She said the Dr. Was aware of the tripple bookings.
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I have been using Dr Ashwath for over a year and he has been very helpful with several of my conditions! Very knowledgeable and will refer out to other specialists if needed.
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Awesome doctor and staff. Shabah Ian my favorite always helps in everything she can! Jessica is a great nurse and always on top of your needs and the doctor finds one way or another what's not right with you! Recommend it to anyone!
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Dr. Ashwath is an amazing doctor, he took time to listen to my needs and diagnosed the problem correctly, which my previous GI doctor had missed. The office staff are very sweet people, they went way over board and helped me in every step from appointments to getting the results on time. Would highly recommend to anyone. God bless.
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My husband and I used Dr. Ashwath for our colonoscopy procedure. I called at the end of November and we had our procedures done 12/30 (needed before year end & they accomodated). The office staff communicated well with information and appointments. Our procedures were at the Brandon Surgery Center, we were very happy with the staff there also. Dr. Ashwath spent an appropriate amount of time reviewing the procedure including prep, and met with us following to review results. I would recommend.
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I had a colonoscopy at St Joes in Riverview with Dr. Ashwath! All went well! I would recommend him to all! He had me (as he does all his patients) do a dietary change 5 days before my procedure. I was hesitant about this, but it all went well! He was very personable before and after my procedure. He found 2 small polyps (which he removed) and were found to be benign!
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The doctor was very short and seem very uninterested in gathering information from me. The office was disgustingly dirty, old furniture with tape, dirty walls, dirty floors, junk piled in corners and everything in disarray--completely unprofessional environment! Speaks to the level of the doctors care in procedures if you ask me, his staff, and his attention to detail. The staff were rude to one another in front of patients and even talked about one another to patients. I was not impressed!
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Very caring and considerate. Takes his time to answer questions and do things right by the patient.
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    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: 8:30am - 12:00pm
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
AvMed
Better Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida PPO
CareSource
Medicaid
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthSmart
Hillsborough County-Health Care Plan
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Freedom
Gold HMO
Gold Plus
Gold Plus Choice PPO
Gold Plus HMO
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
MultiPlan
Optimum HealthCare
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Railroad Medicare
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
Prime
Standard
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
Basic PPO
CarePlus
Medicaid
Optum Choice
Veterans Choice Program
WellCare
Florida Staywell
WellCare HMO
WellCare PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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South Bay Hospital

Sun City Center, FL