Dr. Sanjay Bhat, MD

Dr. Sanjay Bhat, MD

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Dr. Sanjay Bhat, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Mumbai in 1985 and specializes in gastroenterology, gastrointestinal oncology, and more.Read his story

10004 Kennerly Rd Ste 392B

Saint Louis, MO 63128

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(314) 729-1717

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  • AvMed
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Dr. Bhat's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhat treats Abdominal Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Bhat treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Gas-Bloat Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhat treats Gas-Bloat Syndrome more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bhat treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhat treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Bhat treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Bhat's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Seizure
  • Abdominal Tumor
  • Acute Abdominal Syndrome
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal Sphincter Dysplasia
  • Anal Warts
  • Anemia
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Biliary Colic
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Screening
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Active Hepatitis
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Chronic Viral Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colitis
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Mass
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colon Stricture
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonic Diverticulosis
  • Colonic Inertia
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Common Bile Duct Stone
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Duodenal Disorders
  • Duodenal Polyp
  • Duodenal Stenosis
  • Duodenal Tumor
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Enteropathy, Pattern I
  • Eosinophilic Enteropathy, Pattern II
  • Eosinophilic Enteropathy, Pattern III
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Functional Dyspepsia
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Infections
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastric Erosion
  • Gastric Lymphoma
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrinoma
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrointestinal Perforation
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroparesis Therapy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hereditary Hemochromatosis
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Indigestion
  • Indigestion, Non-Ulcer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Parasite
  • Intestinal Polyp
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Jaundice
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Abscess
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Liver Enlargement
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Fibrosis
  • Liver Tumor
  • Liver Vein Outflow Obstruction
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Malnutrition
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Medical Management of Acid Reflux
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Opening of Bile Ducts
  • Pancolitis
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Endotherapy
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatobiliary Disease
  • Pancytopenia
  • Parasitic Infection
  • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Polyp of Gallbladder
  • Polypectomy
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rapid Gastric Emptying
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Rectosigmoid Neoplasm
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Skin Cancer
  • Snare Polypectomy
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tube Feeding
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

About Me

As a gastroenterologist I believe in the utmost care with the utmost compassion

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Hepatology

Board Certifications

Education

Salem Hospital
Residency Hospital
1995
Saint Louis University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1991
National Institutes Of Health
Fellowship Hospital
1990
North Shore Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1988
Harlem Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Mumbai
Medical School
1985
University Of Mumbai/King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College
Undergraduate School
1995
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1988
1985
1985

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Konkani
  • Marathi
  • English

Awards

Dr. Bhat's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bhat

4.6

Based on 105 reviews

5 Stars
86.66666666666667%
(91)
4 Stars
3.8095238095238093%
(4)
3 Stars
0.9523809523809523%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
8.571428571428571%
(9)

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Dr. Bhat is a gentle and caring doctor. His office staff is exceptional.
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The staff was very nice. Took the time to answer my questions. Dr. Bhat was very pleasant. Helped me understand my stomach issues. How to take care of them. There was hardly any wait time to see him. I was in and out in no time. I would definitely recommend Dr. Bhat.
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I just tried to call to get an appointment and Carlin who answered the phone was extremely rude, short with me. She obvious didn’t want to help me get an appointment. These type of personalities should not be in customer service. It is extremely upsetting!!! Very Sad representation of this office considering doctor maybe good?
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Dr Bhat is really great. He answers all your questions and is extremely professional.
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I visited this office in April 2018 for a first visit of this physician. The office was busy, staff not very pleasant. I didn't have a need to return to the office as the initial visit (consultation) was informative. October 2018 I received a collection bill for $275 Surprised by this I called the physician office. They explained the insurance claim was rejected. Pd bill. After investigating, doctor's office entered wrong insurance policy #. The office was very rude; no $ refunded to date.
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I absolutely love Dr Bhat! He is very thorough. I was having many issues and he was able to get me feeling better. The office staff is so friendly as well. I have never had a long wait either. I highly recommend Dr Bhat.
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Dr. Bhat is a caring doctor would recommend him to my friends
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First class from Jodie in his office to Dr. Bhat. Very professional doctor easy to talk to and explained everything. Dr. Bhat called with my results which I thought was awesome. Took time from his busy day to call. Would definitely recommend Dr. Bhat.
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Not an easy situation to talk about. Dr. Bhat very easy to talk to. I was so relieved. Rather scared to see a doctor at first
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Dr. Bhat is a very patient and great doctor. He ordered me a colonoscopy. He told me he would not leave my case until he is 100% sure what I had is gone. He’s extremely nice and friendly and listens well to the patients questions.
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This procedure was way better than the one I had 12 years ago which was done by another physician. Also, Dr Bhat called me 1 week after the procedure to share the results of the biopsy. I am very pleased.
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Dr. Bhat and his staff were very professional and did everything to make me relax for my colonoscopy. The procedure was done quickly and I was surprised when it was over. The staff and Dr. Bhat explained the results following it. I came home with written information. When the results from the Lab came back, Dr. Bhat called me to report that everything was fine. I would recommend this office to anyone needing an colonoscopy and will be back in 5 years for a followup.
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A friend recommended Dr. Bhat. His office staff was helpful and professional and I was quickly scheduled at Scopes on Mattis Road. All products I needed for the procedure were mailed to me. Dr. Bhat met with me before and after the procedure and was very friendly, professional and informative. He suggested over the counter products I could try before our follow up appointment. And, he personally called me with my biopsy results. Scopes was great and so was Dr. Baht. Highly recommend him.
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I was recommended to Dr. Bhat by my Dr. Grabowski. I had colon issues and stomach issues. I had colon and stomach procedures done starting in Sept. 2016. Doc has been working with me till today, when he released me. I can only say that Dr. Bhat and his team have been outstanding in service, scheduling, courteous, and very professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Bhat to anyone who might need his services. Thank you, Dr. Bhat. JMP
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Dr. Bhat is thorough and he explains everything really well. He also returns calls promptly. I am HIGHLY Satisfied with Dr. Bhat! Wait time is minimal. He ALWAYS has a nurse in the office with him at every visit. I HIGHLY Recommend Dr. Bhat!
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Dr. Bhat is a fantastic doctor! Our family OB doctor is right next door to him in the St. Anthony's Medical Center office building, and he referred me. Dr. Bhat took plenty of time examining me, checking my symptoms, and developing a treatment plan that has really helped me! Dr. Bhat also performed and upper and lower GI scope (colonoscopy) to rule out any more serious conditions, and diagnosed me with IBS, further refining my treatment plan. Dr. Bhat is kind, thorough, and very knowledgeable!
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Dr. Bhat was knowledgeable and easy to work with. He identified my ailment and treated it efficiently. I enjoyed going to his office. The staff was kind, courteous and polite. Would recommend.
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I wish I had the words to describe this Doctor...I’ll do my best. I’d like to start about fifteen years back. My mom was taking a medication that could cause intestinal ulce,.bleeding. Come to find out while she was in the hospital that very thing was happening. Dr. Bhat was in the room. She was on her way for a colonoscopy when the bleeding started. Dr. Bhat literally ran down the hall with my mom saving her life. Now, 2018, he has scoped me an presently being treated! Kudos to the best
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Dr Bhat is very friendly, easy to talk to personable. He personally called me with the results from my tests and he lets you know what everything means to you.
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I would highly recommend Dr..Bhat.. He can talk professionally as well as down to Earth, for those of who need the extra explanation of what we are experiencing. His staff is well organized and efficient.
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