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Dr. Thiru Arasu, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Arasu

Dr. Thiru Arasu, MD is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Brandon, FL. He graduated from Madras Medical College and specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatrics.


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(813) 324-2613

Dr. Arasu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
United Healthcare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare PPO
WellCare
WellCare PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Arasu's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Nausea
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Dr. Arasu treats Nausea more than 100% of his peers

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

Diarrhea
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Dr. Arasu treats Diarrhea more than 100% of his peers

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

Vomiting Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arasu treats Vomiting Disorders more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Arasu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • 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
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Encopresis
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Nausea
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pinworm
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Thiru Arasu, MD is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Brandon, FL. He graduated from Madras Medical College and specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatrics.

Specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Education

Riley Chldns Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
Wyler Chldns-U Hlth Scis/Chicago Med Sch
Residency Hospital
Madras Medical College
Medical School

Languages

  • Tamil
  • English

Awards

Dr. Arasu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Arasu

2.9

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
44.827586206896555%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.896551724137931%
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1 Star
44.827586206896555%
(13)

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Dr. Arasu is great, however his office staff is a zoo. They are short and rude with patients. They confuse patients charts while on the phone. They told me I had a different insurance company and are now telling me I owe money, when I know I dont. They need to have a better way of making sure they are looking at the correct information when speaking about a patient as well as inputting the correct info in the charts. Unhappy with the way they run things.
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Very very rude and impatient. Im a home health nurse and I had called him regarding an issue with my patient and he cut me off half way of me explaining the situation and didnt give me a clear order. So when i called back to get clarity, afterwards he told me "dont ever call me again"
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So far our experience with dr. Arasu and his staff has been great. My child was asked by her primary care physician to be seen for an urgent GI Dr arasu home for her that very same day and we didn't hardly even have to wait 15 minutes. Yes the arpn does do a lot of the talking but for my fifteen-year-old daughter she's much more comfortable in that situation. That also gives me confidence that the team is wise and making good decisions together. All associates friendly, helpful there and phone
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Stay away! All this doctor does is come in sit in a chair say yes and no to the arnp. I took my son in with chronic abdominal pain, gas, and cramping after constipation 2 weeks ago and he stated there is nothing he can do. IBS does not exist in small children according to him and I left there with a child in pain everyday of his life and all he said was the next time he is screaming in pain to take him to the ER. He refused doing any testing for food intolerance also.
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Dr. Arasu saved my life when I was a teenager. No one could figure out why I was nauseated every single day for five years. He found the 17 ulcerations throughout my GI tract and cured me. I can never thank him enough. I hope to see him again one day to thank him in person. Wonderful doctor!
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I was treated by Dr. Arasu for Crohns Disease from 12 to 18 years old. He was always kind and gentle. He treated me with respect and never talked down to me. I would recommend him to everyone.
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I took my 17 year old daughter in to see him because she was having pain every time she ate. He was so gentle and so understanding of her pain. He tried medication, but when that did not work he did test on her to figure out the point of her pain and found out it was her gallbladder we scheduled surgery and even then he showed that same kindness.
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Stay away from this office. First this doctor has never even touched my son to check him out, he leaves it up to his ARNP. All he does is come in and sit in a chair and fold his arms and says yes or no to whatever the ARNP has come up with. Also he is never on time and average wait time is about 1-2 hours. They have awful communication skills. They would say they called and left me a message and NEVER did. I had to go over 5 days to get a stool card result that takes 5 mins. zero stars for him!!
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Felt like a drive-by diagnosis. Arasu didn't prescribe any medicine to help with symptoms after being diagnosed on a Friday (going into weekend) and after MONTHS of testing with pediatrician and dealing with symptoms wondering what the problem was. Office needs more staff because phone rings with no answer during office hours for nurse or just to schedule appointment and when you do have appointment never seen on time. Once in room feels rushed by Arasu. I have since found another doctor.
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Dr. Arasu has helped our son I am so thankful we have found him. He listens to what we say and answers our questions. Not like other doctors who told us it is IBS we listened until he became so sick that we found Dr Arasu and he has help us get our son healthy. Anybody who tells you this man is not good has their own issues. Not only do you see the NP you also see the DR every visit. What office does that? Every Visit you have time spent with you. Please tell me who does that?
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