Board-certified gastroenterologist Dr. Daniel Shats has joined the medical practice of Dr. Nitesh Ratnakar.
Shats' practice will include specialized medical and endoscopic techniques such as colonoscopy, endoscopy and ERCP procedures. He will treat general gastrointestinal conditions as well as biliary disorders. He will perform endoscopy procedures at Davis Memorial Hospital.
Shats has special interest in therapeutic endoscopy, colon cancer screenings and the management of bariatric surgery patients.
"I'm committed to the patient," Shats said. "I am able to have a direct effect on improving and helping change the patient's quality of life."
"Daniel brings an advanced level of medical expertise to the community. I'm pleased he is joining the practice," Ratnakar said.
After receiving his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, Wis., Shats completed his residency and a fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson.
He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology as a subspecialty.
Gastroenterologists manage treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.
Ratnakar and Shats are part of West Virginia Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, which is located at 213 Main St. on the campus of Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. For more information or to make an appointment, anyone interested can call 304-637-2360.