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WK Digestive Disease Consultants

2508 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Suite 304
Shreveport , LA 71118

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Monday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
WK Digestive Disease Consultants

About Me

Simhadri K. Sastry, MD, treats patients with gastrointestinal disorders in WK hospitals and his follow-up clinic. His special interest is caring for many local patients who have colon diseases and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  

A native of India, he graduated from Andhra Medical College. He came to Shreveport after a residency and fellowship at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in New York City. Dr. Sastry is board certified in gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  

Dr. Sastry enjoys time with his wife who is also a doctor and their grown son. In his free time, Dr. Sastry enjoys gardening and traveling.  

Education

Fellowship:
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center (1994)

Residency:
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center (1991)

Internship:
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center (1989)

Medical School:
Andhra Medical College (1976)

Board Certifications

Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Insurances Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Advantra Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Medicare Dual Preferred
  • Aetna Medicare Freedom PPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO Preferred Care
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Employees
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - HMO Louisiana
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield OGB
  • Cigna HealthCare
  • Coventry Health Care (Aetna)
  • First Health
  • GEHA (Government Employees Health Association)
  • Gilsbar
  • Health Plus of Louisiana
  • Healthy Blue
  • Humana
  • Humana Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus SNP Dual Eligible
  • IMA of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Louisiana Medicaid
  • Louisiana Medicaid CHIP
  • Mail Handler's Benefit Plan (Aetna)
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Medicare Traditional Part B
  • Multiplan
  • Mutual of Omaha Supplemental Plans
  • Novasys Health
  • People's Health
  • PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems / Multiplan)
  • PPO Plus
  • Tricare for Life
  • Tricare Prime
  • Tricare Select / Standard
  • UMR (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • Vantage Health Plans – Commercial & Medicare Advantage
  • Workers Compensation
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders
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Procedures Performed

  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Impedance Testing
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Function Test
  • pH Probe
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Wireless pH Testing
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