Physicians Regional Medical Group is excited to introduce their newest Gastroenterologist Badar Muneer, M.D. to the Southwest Florida area! Dr. Muneer is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, and specializes in advanced gastroenterology, liver diseases, and colon cancer screenings, as well as esophageal, stomach, and pancreaticobiliary diseases.
His specialties also include the management of general gastroenterology, hepatology and advanced gastroenterology procedures. These include the management of liver, biliary and pancreas diseases, as well as in the treatment of esophageal and colon problems. Dr. Muneer also performs general gastroenterology procedures, including upper and lower endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
With three fellowships under his belt Dr. Muneer is well versed in advanced gastroenterology. In his own words, “I became a doctor as I like to help people and that gives me a lot of satisfaction.”
After graduating from Nishtar Medical College in Multan, Pakistan Dr. Muneer went on to complete fellowships at the following institutions: fellowship in gastroenterology at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, fellowship in transplant hepatology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and finally an interventional gastroenterology fellowship at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia.
Dr. Muneer’s philosophy is simple, “I want to treat my patients underlying medical conditions, not just their symptoms. My hope is to diagnose their problems properly and then treat them with the most advanced, latest and best treatment options available. That way I can provide them relief from whatever they may be experiencing. The most rewarding thing about my job is to cure my patients, and not only improve their health, but their life.”
One resource Dr. Muneer is excited to bring patients is the endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). This technique is needed to diagnose and stage esophageal, gastric, pancreatic and rectal cancer. In addition, EUS helps diagnose many other benign conditions, which then helps differentiate benign conditions from more serious malignant conditions.
The endoscopic ultrasound also assists in many interventional procedures, such as draining large fluid collections or abscess drainage after pancreatitis. This allows Dr. Muneer to provide celiac plexus block for patients with abdominal pain from chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer. The EUS also helps in draining gall bladder or bile duct in selected cases, as well as endoscopic liver biopsy or biopsy of many mediastinal or abdominal masses.
In his spare time, Dr. Muneer likes to spend time with his family and friends. This includes his parents, beautiful wife, who is a dentist and three lovely children. Dr. Muneer is currently accepting new patients and has same day appointments available.
For more information or to schedule an appointment please visit PhysiciansRegionalMedicalGroup.com or call (239) 348-4221.