Empowering you to take charge of your digestive health.
“Gastroenterology combines aspects of working through complicated diagnostic problems and medical treatments as well as direct diagnosis and treatment endoscopically. It offers a combination of both cognitive and procedural aspects of medicine. What I find most appealing is caring for patients with chronic diseases — who often have challenging diagnostic and therapeutic issues — as well as the biochemistry, which relates to nutrition. Unfortunately, American lifestyle has incorporated unhealthy eating habits over the years, and through my patient interactions, I hope to reinforce proper nutrition and better eating habits for better health.
“I emphasize preventive care, particularly with diet and proper screening. But at the same time, complex medical problems are a day-to-day part of gastroenterology. The ability to contribute positively to a patient’s clinical condition, such as removal of pre-malignant colon polyps that would have caused cancer, or stopping a life-threatening internal gastroenterological bleed is what is most rewarding. Through the integration of advanced technology and treatment methods, I am able to provide in-depth consultations and treatments to empower my patients in gaining their lives back.”
Dr. Patel was born and raised in Nairbobi, Kenya. He moved to the United States to attend Rutgers University in New Jersey when he was 18 years old. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two amazing children, relaxing with yoga and meditation and listening to music. His favorite book is a story of the empathy doctors show their patients called Cutting the Stone by Abraham Verghese.