ABOUT US

At Southern Gastroenterology Associates, P.C., our priorities are you and your health. Specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the gastrointestinal system and liver, we have been promoting excellence in digestive health since 2003.  Our board-certified physicians are experts in gastroenterology and liver diseases and our caring staff will make sure all your concerns are fully addressed.  We perform more than 2,000 colonoscopies and endoscopies per year with access to a state-of-the-art hospital endoscopy center.

 


Our office hours are from 8.30 am to 5:00 pm,
Monday to Friday, by appointment.

We are located at:
2232 Wilborn Avenue
Suite G
South Boston, VA 24592
434.572.8196


Make an appointment online. Fill out our
form and a scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.

Our Providers

Suresh G. Jayatilaka, M.D.

Dr. Jayatilaka is the Director Of Student Medical Education and Assistant Professor of Medicine for
VCOM {The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine} and Lynchburg University School of
Osteopathic Medicine(LUCOM). He is also Co-Director of Endoscopy at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. Dr. Jayatilaka treats all GI disorders but has a particular interest in treatment and management of inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux disease, and colon cancer prevention.

Education and Training:
Medical School: St. George’s University School Of Medicine, Grenada, WI
Residency: St. Michael’s Medical Center/ Seton Hall University, NJ
Chief Residency: St. Michael’s Medical Center/Seton Hall University, NJ
Fellowship: St. Michael’s Medical Center/ Seton Hall University, NJ

Certifications:
Board-certified: Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

 

Bakul Patel, M.D.

Dr. Patel practices general gastroenterology in South Boston, Virginia. He grew up
in Roxboro, NC., and his special interests are in therapeutic endoscopy and
advanced liver disease, nutrition, and weight loss.

Education and Training:
Medical School: St. George’s University School Of Medicine,  Grenada, WI
Residency: St. Michael’s Medical Center/ Seton Hall University, NJ
Chief Residency: St. Michael’s Medical Center/Seton Hall  University, NJ
Fellowship: St. Michael’s Medical Center/ Seton Hall University, NJ

Certifications:
Board-certified: Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Member of American College of Gastroenterology

 

 

Katherine Gambino, PA-C
Affiliated with Southern Gastroenterology Associates since 2013

Special Interest:
general gastroenterology and hepatology
| prevention
| clinical evaluation
| follow-up visits
| patient education

Education and Training:
Bachelor of Science: Grand Valley State University – 2009
Master of Physician Assistant Studies: James Madison University – 2012

Certifications:
NCCPA (National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants) Board Certification

 

Whitney Myers, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Affiliated with Southern Gastroenterology Associates since 2013

Special Interest:
Preventative services
|  liver disease
|  reflux disease

Education and Training:
Master of Science in Nursing, Old Dominion University, 2012
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Old Dominion University, 2011
Associate Degree of Applied Science: Nursing, Patrick Henry Community College, 2009
Associate of Arts and Sciences, Patrick Henry Community College, 2009

Certifications:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners board certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Testimonials


I had to have a colonoscopy done. I didn’t think too much of having this done. Afterwards, I was so glad I did. The SGA doctors found and removed several polyps which could have turned cancerous if I hadn’t had the procedure done. It was a piece of cake. No pain and I’m very happy now that I had the colonoscopy done.   – R.W.


I have been a patient of Dr. J’s for several years now. He is an excellent doctor! I have complicated medical problems but with Dr. J’s care, I am doing pretty well. The procedures are explained clearly and my questions are answered — test results are discussed with me so I understand what is going on. In summary, a kind, knowledgeable and compassionate doctor! { And Dr. J, you’re easy on the eyes! }   – A.G.