Dr. Soundarapandian Baskar, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Baskar
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Lake Gastroenterology Associates, LLC

1858 MAYO DR Tavares, FL 32778

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(352) 383-5200

Dr. Soundarapandian Baskar, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Tavares, FL. Dr. Baskar has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Pancreatic Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as AdventHealth Waterman and Leesburg Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Baskar to book an appointment.


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Dr. Baskar accepts the following insurance:

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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 89% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baskar treats Dysphagia more than 100% of their peers

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

Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Barrett's Esophagus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baskar treats Barrett's Esophagus more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Baskar 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 83% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 36 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baskar treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of their peers

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

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baskar treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of their peers

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

Pancreatic Disease

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

Typically treats 43% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pancreatitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baskar treats Pancreatitis more than 43% of their peers

Dr. Baskar treats this condition more than 43% of their peers

Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baskar treats Hemorrhoids more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Baskar treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Anal or Rectal Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baskar treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 50% of their peers

Dr. Baskar treats this condition more than 50% of their peers

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Dr. Baskar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • 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 Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Baskar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Baskar

2.7

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
37.03703703703704%
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4 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
7.407407407407407%
(2)
1 Star
51.851851851851855%
(14)
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I felt as if I was being ignored and my symptoms a bother . Since it was my first visit I will go for follow up if still feel the same I will be finding someone else.
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Jan 09, 2020
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I have been going to Dr. Baskar for years and find him friendly and he listens. I am flabbergasted by the negative reviews. He always explains what he finds and talks with me about my concerns. Getting ready to have another procedure with him and expect some dodgy findings and I expect him to be helpful, as always. Really prefer their Tavares surgery center over the hospital. It costs a lot less and they are very friendly and helpful. I'm a difficult stick for an IV and everyone always does their best and doesn't berate me (I've had that happen before).
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One of the worst Dr experiences I've had. Since the first appointment to schedule a colonoscopy, waited 45 mins just to see the assistant to fill a questionnaire and not meeting him at all, until I made a fist about it. The afterwards of the Colonoscopy on March 2019 was scary, lots of bleeding and Dr Baskar called late at night to tell me to go to an ER. Dr Baskar scheduled a 2nd Colonoscopy 4 months later to make sure a pre-cancerous polip hasn't grown. I called his office around 10 times because I have questions before the 2nd procedure and NO ONE returned my call ever!! Last time I called, I left a message canceling this 2nd procedure because my questions haven't been answered and now just got a bill for a No Show! Unbelievable! How dare you to call yourself Care Giver!
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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C Laubach – Sep 24, 2019
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Scheduled a colonoscopy on 4/23/19 with Dr. Baskar's office staff for procedure to be done on 5/31/19 at The Villages Endoscopy and Surgical Center in Summerfield, FL. Never received a call from Doctor's office as to what time on the 31st to show up for procedure. Office never scheduled me for procedure at surgical center causing me to start fasting and stopping meds the day before. No one ever called to advise I was never put on procedure schedule at surgical enter. Terrible office staff procedures and no telephone call advising that they dropped the ball and didn't get me scheduled after waiting for FIVE weeks from when appointment was scheduled in doctors office and date procedure was to be done. People should be fired over this kind of poor healthcare and incompetence. Don't use this doctor with such a poor staff responsibility.
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May 31, 2019
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Lake Sumter Landing office was full and office staff were having to eat their lunches in a small over crowded office. Waited 45 minutes then was shocked Dr was smelly and unclean to what I think a Professional Dr should be at 1 PM. He was referred to me by Dr Cheema. Dr Baskar wasn't a listener, nor did he answer my many question on my Pancreas biopsey he ordered at Advent Hospital in Orlando by a Dr V. I have had to call two offices of his to find out my results, of which he did not return
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Mar 25, 2019
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Staff is mediocre at best. Dr. Baskar displays poor listening skills
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Mar 16, 2019
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At least one of the reviews here is for a different doctor! I have seen Dr. Baskar several times over the past year. My only negative comment is that: the office seems busy and almost chaotic at times, with not enough seating room to be comfortable. But on the plus side. he seems very friendly and competent. He referred me to a specialist once he knew a condition was beyond his knowledge. The medical assistant I worked with was amazing (C******y). So overall I would recommend Dr. Baskar
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Peter in Eustis – Nov 11, 2017
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I have been a patient for over 10 years. My other doctors say I'm in good hands. Tavares staff is always helpful.
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Karen Moss in Mt. Plymouth, FL – Jul 12, 2017
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Required extensive uncomfortable testing, but minimized the results in giving very little and basically useless diagnosis after I waited almost one month after testing to schedule a diagnostic appointment. I found him ignoring my medical symptoms. I feel he was incompetent as a specialist in gastroenterology.
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Carol in Lady Lake, FL – Feb 01, 2017
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I hate waiting over an hour every time in a very unfriendly waiting room (no tables or lamps, only chairs, usually all full in the Sumpter Office). Then I get 3-5 minutes of the doctor's time where he does not listen or answer questions, just talks rapidly over me. Shows no respect and indicates clearly that his concern is more for fees than for me as a patient. That being said the office staff is very, very nice.
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Geraldione Delaney in The Villages, FL – Dec 30, 2016
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Very caring doctor very thorough and to-the-point gets the job done excellent doctor. My name is Joyce Jones
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Joyce jones in Grand Island Florida – Sep 20, 2016
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Dr. Baskar is an amazing doctor, would recommend him to anyone.
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Ashley in Tavares, FL – Aug 24, 2016
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After my colonoscopy, which went well, I asked Dr. Baskar about removing my external hemmroids. He said he would tie them off with rubber bands and they would fall off. I made an appointment and was told he didn't use that procedure. He would use a lasor and I was to go on a liquid diet and take magnesium citrate . My appointment was for 4 PM but was not taken till 5:30 PM, his last patient. I asked about my hemorrhoids. He told me they didn,t need to be done And come back if they bled for 10 d
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Frank Cosmi in Leesburg, FL – Mar 19, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Soundarapandian Baskar, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Tavares, FL. Dr. Baskar has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Pancreatic Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with m...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
Madural Med College
Medical School

Languages

  • Malayalam
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Lake Gastroenterology Associates, LLC

Lake Gastroenterology Associates, LLC1858 MAYO DR Tavares, FL 32778
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AdventHealth Waterman

Tavares, FL

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Leesburg Regional Medical Center

Leesburg, FL

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average

UF Health The Villages Hospital

The Villages, FL

53% Patient experience rating, 16% lower than the national average