Dr. Bhatti has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years. With more than 40,000 advanced endoscopic procedures, he is one of the most experienced gastroenterologists in Minnesota. Dr. Bhatti specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, Barrett’s Esophagus, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), gallstones, Hepatitis C, jaundice, diseases of the liver, pancreatic disorders, as well as chest and abdomen cancer diagnosis and staging.
We are delighted to welcome Dr. Ching-Ho (Richard) Huang, Gastroenterologist, to the Bhatti GI team!! Dr. Huang is now seeing patients in Edina and Chaska for all GI issues!
Dr. Huang specializes in motility disorders, capsule endoscopies, general endoscopies and colonoscopies. He also has special interests in IBS and reflux disorders.
Dr. Lucian Panait is a general surgeon with a particular interest in robotic and other minimally invasive surgical techniques. He applies his expertise to the surgical treatment of abdominal wall hernias, gastro-esophageal reflux disease and hiatal hernias, gallbladder conditions, gastroparesis, achalasia, adrenal tumors, and hematologic disorders of the spleen. His bariatric practice focuses on laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass and revisional procedures, as well as non-surgical weight loss modalities.
Dr. Vishal Kudav is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in bariatric and foregut surgery. Dr. Kudav is a native to northeast Ohio, where he completed his undergraduate and medical school studies. He then completed his general surgery residency at the University of Missouri – Columbia, followed by a minimally invasive, bariatric and robotic surgery fellowship at the University of Texas in Houston. His interests include surgical treatment of obesity, robotic surgical platforms, endoluminal procedures for weight loss, anti-reflux surgery, biliary tract disease, and abdominal wall hernias.
Erin joins our practice with nearly 11 years experience as a Physician Assistant. She grew up in Lodi, WI and obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin Platteville. She obtained her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Downer’s Grove, IL in 2006. She was board certified as a Physician Assistant in 2006.
Erin has a special interest in nutrition and lifestyle modification to assist in patient care. She enjoys working with patients of all ages.
Priscilla joins our practice with 12 years experience in internal medicine, urgent care, and family practice as a Physician Assistant. She grew up in Clarkfield, MN and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Dakota-Vermillion in 1996. After working in a hospital laboratory as a medical technologist for 10 years, she obtained her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of South Dakota-Vermillion and was board certified as a Physician Assistant in 2008.
Emily graduated from the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in 2019 with a bachelor’s in nutrition and dietetics. She then went on to complete her Dietetic Internship with St. Cloud Hospital & CentraCare facilities, to become a Registered Dietitian. Emily has worked in multiple areas of the health and wellness industry since starting her college career and has had a long-standing passion for nutrition and overall wellness, which she loves to share with others. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling to new beaches/ warmer places with family and friends, attending concerts, and making new recipes!
Megan is a board-certified Physician Assistant with a particular interest in surgery. She received her master’s degree and PA education from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL and recently moved back to the Minneapolis area. Megan grew up in Mankato, MN and obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.