Dr. Sanjay Bhat, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 60

Gastroenterology

Dr. Sanjay Bhat, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bhat has extensive experience in Pancreatic Disease and Anal & Rectal Disorders. He graduated from University of Mumbai medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Hospital South and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Sanjay Bhat, MD

Sanjay T Bhat MD

10004 Kennerly Rd Saint Louis, MO 63128 ()
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Everything went well and the staff was wonderful. They took good car of me. Follow up call by Dr. Bhat and he explained everything. My first colonoscopy was in a hospital and I felt spoiled but Scopes worked out well. Even though they were running behind I was in and out.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Will P – May 18, 2022
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Dr. Bhat kept me informed and was very professional. Has a great attitude and concern for his patients. He was pleasant and willing to discuss any questions/concerns that I had. I have and would recommend him to family and friends.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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FRANCES J HUMMEL – Apr 14, 2022
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The staff and doctors were great, I would have to say the best experience I could have asked for. They were all very informative and the personal touches were wonderful both pre op and post. Dr Bhat called me at home at 630 PM to give me my results and answered all of my questions. As a child of a Heart Surgeon, his patient care and attention to detail and your needs are amazing and hard to find in many physicians these days. I look forward to being in your care in 3 years. Thank you all.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Chris Baue – Dec 15, 2021
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As much as a colonoscopy can be a great experience, it was. Everyone was very attentive and professional. The process was much easier than I expected. I am very pleased with Dr. Bhat's office and would recommend him to anyone that has GI needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Paul H – Oct 06, 2021
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I do not recommend this doctor as he always looks for recurring appointment's. Refill a prescription is HELL and staff never care.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Sep 17, 2021
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I have had three colonoscopies performed by Dr. Bhat. The process to schedule one is very easy. I could order the prep kit by mail and it came with clear instructions. All three of my procedures were performed at SCOPES where my experience there was excellent. Dr. Bhat stays on schedule so you are not waiting a long time until you have your procedure. Dr. Bhat was kind enough to contact me to give me the results of a polyp he received. My husband also uses Dr. Bhat for his procedures as well. I would highly recommend Dr. Bhat for a colonoscopy procedure.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Karen Darby – Aug 07, 2021
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I love Dr. Bhat, would highly recommend. Very informative, genuine, caring, and thorough. I’ve been a patient of his for probably ten plus years. He’s Awesome!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mary Evans – Jul 29, 2021
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Dr Bhat, I was not looking forward to my first colonoscopy, now I dunt know why I waited so long! Your prep for the procedure was not nearly as bad sad I expected it to be. Everyone at Scopes was so caring, kind, professional and knowledgeable! I was so surprised to answer the follow up phone call to hear YOUR VOICE! What a pleasant surprise!! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to call me and give me an up date on my good results!! I guess I can say, I am not dreading my next visit in 5 years!
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Mary P – Jun 26, 2021
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Dr. Bhat was friendly, compassionate, funny and caring. He was proactive in my treatment. It was evident that my health and quality of life was very important to him. I highly recommend him and am fortunate that I found him.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Apr 15, 2021
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Dr.Bhat is a very professional,kind,caring and friendly doctor. He really listens to what you have to say and very helpful with all your issues. Plus the colonoscopies I have had with him were a snap. No pain!?? I would recommend him to all.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Donna – Apr 14, 2021
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I do not feel Dr Bhat really listens to your concerns to help find an answer to helping you feel better
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Apr 08, 2021
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Great information provided
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 03, 2021
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I was very pleased with Dr. Bhat. He is very thorough and explains everything in detail.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 03, 2021
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I have been seeing Dr Bhat for years. He explains your procedures, diagnosis and treatment in a way you can understand.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lauri – Jan 27, 2021
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It's been awhile but Dr Bhat is a great doctor, put me at ease and is very personable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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E MacDonald – Nov 11, 2020
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Dr Bhat is very thorough and spends the time to explain your procedures, diagnosis, and treatments in a way that you can understand. Dr Bhat was recommended by my pcp after a not so great experience with another Gastroenterologist and I am very happy with him and would recommend him to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Joe B – Nov 06, 2020
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My wife has been a patient of Dr. Bhat for several years. When it was time for my first colonoscopy, I took her recommendation to make an appointment with Dr. Bhat. He was extremely thorough and took the time to explain both the procedure and the results. I was very impressed with him and the staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jerry – Nov 03, 2020
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Excellent service by Dr. Bhat and his entire team. SCOPES very good as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tom – Oct 13, 2020
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I went to Dr. Bhat after being referred to a different doctor. I called and called trying to schedule an appointment for an endoscopy. The office kept telling me they would return my call. This went on for 3-4 weeks. Finally my doctor got me in to see Dr. Bhat. I can’t say enough good things about him. I had an appointment ASAP and finally free of pain after months. A great doctor ! Thank you Dr. Bhat!
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Brenda McCarthy – Oct 09, 2020
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Dr Bhat is a great GI doctor, he and his staff are very professional and he took time to make sure he understood my medial need.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Biography

I am an independent, solo Board Certified Gastroenterologist in Private Practice, Saint Louis, Missouri. I completed my medical school from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Hepatology
  • Inflammatory Disorders
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nutrition
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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
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Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Konkani
  • Marathi

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Dr. Bhat frequently treats Pancreatic Disease and Anal & Rectal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Bhat specializes.

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Dr. Bhat's office is located at 10004 Kennerly Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63128. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bhat

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Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

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Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Dr. Bhat's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Allergy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Loss of Taste
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • pH Probe
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wheezing
  • Wireless pH Testing
  • Yeast Infections

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Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Access Choice PPO
Blue Preferred HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Preferred Select
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Group Plan PPO
Platinum PPO
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Planned Administration Inc
UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Locations

Sanjay T Bhat MD

Main Office10004 Kennerly Rd Saint Louis, MO 63128
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