Dr. Suresh Chavakula, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 55

Dr. Chavakula
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Consultants in Gastroenterology

5050 Mason Corbin Ct Fort Myers, FL 33907

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(239) 482-2280

Dr. Suresh Chavakula, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Fort Myers, FL and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chavakula has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Liver Disease, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Sri Ramachandra Medical College And Research Institute, Sri Ramachandra Medical College And Research Institute medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Gulf Coast Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chavakula to book an appointment.

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Affiliated with Lee Memorial Hospital Fort Myers, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Chavakula

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Chavakula treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Chavakula treats other conditions, please contact the office at (239) 482-2280.

Pancreatic Disease

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

Dr. Chavakula is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pancreatitis
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High
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Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Chavakula is experienced in the area of Liver Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Hepatitis C
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Viral Hepatitis
Liver Function Test
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High
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Very High
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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.

Dr. Chavakula is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Constipation
Gastritis
Gastroparesis
Hemorrhoids
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High
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Very High
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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.

Dr. Chavakula is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Nausea
Dysphagia
Heartburn
Esophagitis
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Chavakula's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anoscopy
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • 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
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Allergy
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • 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
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Pancreatitis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • pH Probe
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Tension Headache
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wheezing
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Chavakula's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chavakula

2.2

Based on 33 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Not good. He did the procedure with 3 other men in the room while I was going under anesthesia. Later, when I thought about it, it made me very uncomfortable. Also, his staff failed to turn in insurance paperwork within the required 90 days so insurance refused to pay for it. So, I got a bill for the procedure. Fortunately, because it was their fault, I didn't have to pay it and I didn't. Never heard from them again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Female Patient – Jul 23, 2021
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I need to make an appointment to gastroenterologist specialist my primary doctor gave me an Oder referral to see y’all for an appointment are y’all open Saturday morning just week day or weekend to
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
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Martha Gonzalez – Jun 15, 2021
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Well what do you say that hasn’t already been said . I spend two minutes with this person after driving an hour to get there he did not even shake my hand then drove an hour home . I got everything done blood work ultrasound sent them to his office and now I can not get in touch with them call failed hanging up never goes to them always screened messages they do not call back . I just called one last try ........ Nope ??. Waste of time he is not the kind of doctor that cares about you beware it’s all about the money ??
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 13, 2019
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He sucks nothing good to say about him very poor additude with patient all about the money
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Feb 09, 2019
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By far the worst doctor in my 52 years. Told me " I don't do this for the money. I'm good at what I do . I'll kick you to the curb if you don't have anything good to say
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Oct 02, 2018
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For the past year I have had some very extreme gi issues that I almost passed away from. All I'm trying to do is find a dr to help me get healthy again and back to my life. This dr was extremely mean and not understanding. How he has been in business for as long as he has, I do not know. Would not listen to what I had to say, when I was able to get a word in he made me feel like I was incompetent with not a clue what I was talking about going through. Highly recommend finding someone else.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Aug 15, 2018
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Good luck trying to get through to them on the phone! What a joke this place is. Heaven forbid a med prescribed to you is making you sick, you can't get anyone on the phone to help change it. The place is smelly and gross. Very, very, very unprofessional place!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Jun 12, 2018
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This Doctor is Not Ethical and Not Recommended at all if this is your choice I’m sorry for you
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May 26, 2018
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PATIENTS BEWARE! This person is a shame. How can he sleep at night? Unprofessional, doesnt care for patient health feelings. Out to steal from medicaid.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Titusville, FL – Jun 06, 2017
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Terrible! Talks to fast and is sooo much in a rush. Doesn't care about patients. All about the money. By far the worse doctor I've ever been to. BEWARE Oh and bugs in the office! How can there be bugs in the office? It's winter!!!!! Dirty place. Unfriendly staff. Absolutely terrible GI doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
14 people found this helpful
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Angela in North Fort Myers, FL – Jan 13, 2017
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I felt very comfortable with him. Help alot with my Insurance when they was giving me problems. He got the job done he dont play games. I feel he is a great Doctor and does a well job. I give him praises for what he did for me. Thank you so much Doctor. Joseh king
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
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Joseph. King in Lehigh Acres, FL – Nov 12, 2016
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Dr. Chavakula comes into the office with an air of superiority always accompanied by a young female intern. I am having intestinal difficulties and I feel uncomfortable talking about these disorders, especially in front of a young lady. He completely ignored my feelings. I underwent a stressful procedure that required me to fast for two days and was never allowed to see the results. When asked if he could help, that I was feeling miserable he told me he doesn't do miserable and walked away
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
15 people found this helpful
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J.k. in Ft. Myers, fl – Jul 27, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Suresh Chavakula, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Fort Myers, FL and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chavakula has...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

University Hospital of Brooklyn
Fellowship Hospital
University Hospital of Brooklyn
Residency Hospital
1991
Sri Ramachandra Medical College And Research Institute, Sri Ramachandra Medical College And Research Institute
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • French

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What are Dr. Suresh Chavakula, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chavakula frequently treats Pancreatic Disease, Liver Disease, and Gastrointestinal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Chavakula specializes.

Where is Dr. Suresh Chavakula, MD's office located?

Dr. Chavakula's office is located at 5050 Mason Corbin Ct, Fort Myers, FL 33907. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Consultants in Gastroenterology5050 Mason Corbin Ct Fort Myers, FL 33907
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Lehigh Regional Medical Center1500 Lee Blvd Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Chavakula is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Gulf Coast Medical Center

Fort Myers, FL

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

22 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Lee Memorial Hospital

Fort Myers, FL

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

28 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Lehigh Regional Medical Center

Lehigh Acres, FL

59% Patient Experience Rating, 10% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)