4100 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77098
HoursOpen today 7:30AM - 4 PM
- Virtual Telemedicine Visits Available, Call For Details
- Board Certified Gastroenterologist
- Currently Accepting New Patients
- Most Insurance Plans Accepted
- Performs Colonoscopies
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About H. Chami Amaratunge, M.D.
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
I chose gastroenterology because it is a diverse and complex field that allows me to focus on patient care and procedures.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
Screening and surveillance of gastrointestinal cancer (Colonoscopy)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Diagnosis and management of motility disorders of the upper digestive tract (24-hour pH, Impedance and Esophageal Manometry and Bravo)
Where did you study?
Undergrad: Houston Baptist University
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Residency training in Internal Medicine: Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship training in Gastroenterology: Baylor College of Medicine
What certifications do you hold?
Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
Motion picture enthusiast
Reading fictional novels
Do you have any special honors or recognitions in your medical career that you would like to share?
HONORS and AWARDS
2005 Marcel Patterson Prize in Gastroenterology;
University of Texas Medical Branch
2001 Summa Cuma Laude; Houston Baptist University
2001 Chemistry student of the year; Houston Baptist University
Please list your professional affiliations.
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American College of Physicians
American Medical Student Association
- Abdominal Pain
- Anal/Rectal Bleeding
- Blood in the Stool
- Bowel Incontinence
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Unexplained Weight Gain/Loss
- Yellowing of the Skin/Eyes
- Acid Reflux
- Anal Fissure
- Anemia/Iron Deficiency
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Biliary Obstruction
- C. Difficile Colitis
- Celiac Disease
- Colon Cancer
- Colorectal Polyps
- Crohn's Disease
- Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis
- Esophageal Motility Disorder
- Fatty Liver Disease
- Food Intolerance
- Gallbladder Disease
- Helicobacter Pylori
- Hiatal Hernia
- Impacted Bowel
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Lactose Intolerance
- Liver Cirrhosis
- Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis
- Peptic Ulcers
- Primary Biliary Cholangitis
- Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Abdominal Ultrasound
- Anorectal Manometry
- Argon Laser Therapy
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
- Esophageal Dilation
- Esophageal Manometry
- Esophageal Impedance Test
- Feeding Tube Insertion (PEG)
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Hemorrhoid Banding
- Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion)
Dr. Amaratunge is the only GI I trust. I've had crohns disease for 28 years and have had MANY GI's. She is by far the ONLY one who has been 100% honest with me with my condition. If she doesn't know something she runs tests to figure it out. She outsources some of the best Surgeons and GI Drs. to see what experiences they have had with their own patients. She doesn't have the "I am God complex" and I love that about her. I highly recommend her to anyone who suffers any kind of GI issues. She is positive yet truthful. And she fights for you when you're in the hospital. She takes the time to get to truly know her patients. I have nothing negative to say.
I am rarely impressed with the doctors in the states , they generally want to treat the symptoms and don't even try to diagnose the issue . Dr Chami Amaratunge made me think there yet might be hope for great doctors and that they still exist. Highly recommend
Just moved to town and was lucky enough to find this office, Dr Amaratunge listens to you, is extraordinarily thorough, and involves you in decisions as you work together. I would recommend this practice to anyone.
Professional and courteous staff. Dr. Amaratunge had taken good care of me and gone the extra mile to take care of my health. I feel in good hands here.
Thought it went well. The doctor is taking step to get to the heart of my problem. She seems very caring