Arun Khazanchi, MD, a Gastroenterologist with Florida Digestive Health Specialists

Get to know Gastroenterologist Dr. Arun Khazanchi, who serves patients in Florida.

A nationally acclaimed gastroenterologist, Dr. Khazanchi is affiliated with Florida Digestive Health Specialists, serving patients at their offices in Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota, Florida & at Center for Endoscopy.

He specializes in treating digestive health disorders including Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, esophageal and swallowing ailments, irritable bowel syndrome and more. He is one of a small group of physicians who perform endoscopic ultrasounds for cancers and biopsies of the rectum, lungs, pancreas and esophagus. He also specializes in conditions affecting the bile ducts and gallbladder.

“My patients and team members are an extension of my family, and family is extremely important to me. I created a friendly, warm environment at both of my offices (in Lakewood Ranch and at Doctors Hospital) so our patients feel comfortable and welcome. We take time with each one of our patients to ensure that we understand their situation, symptoms and medical history and can create an entirely individualized treatment plan for them” expressed Dr. Khazanchi.

Providing the highest quality gastroenterology care in the communities they serve, Florida Digestive Health Specialists strive to exceed their patients’ expectations as a trusted and valued provider for all digestive health services. It is their goal to provide unprecedented, compassionate care for comprehensive gastroenterology issues including Crohn’s, acid reflux, colitis, hemorrhoids, constipation, IBS, and more.

Among his other roles, he can be found on staff at the Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Academically, Dr. Khazanchi received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston in Texas where he graduated with honors. He received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, where he graduated Iota Epsilon Delta, and completed his internship and residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania & Hahnemann-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he received the Internal Medicine Resident Teaching Excellence Award, MCP. He then went on to complete his fellowship at the Digestive Health Institute of Philadelphia at The Graduate Hospital- Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

Wanting to further his education, he completed endoscopic ultrasound training with FNA & FNI and ERCP advanced training with Biliary Manometry at the University of Montreal in Canada, and endoscopic ultrasound training with FNA & FNI at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Following his training, the doctor attained board certification in gastroenterology, internal medicine, and hepatology through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

Continuously advancing his efforts, Dr. Khazanchi is an active member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and the Florida Gastroenterology Association.

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. A gastroenterologist is a physician who has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, colon, liver, pancreas, and biliary system.

A Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Dr. Khazanchi has also received the Sarasota Magazine Top Doctor Award (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016), the Patients’ Choice Award (2018, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008), and Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010).

When he isn’t caring for patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

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