Dr. Kinesh Changela is an interventional gastroenterologist at the Borland Groover Clinic and affiliated with The Baptist Medical Center – Downtown Jacksonville. Dr. Changela received his medical degree from Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University in India. He completed a residency in internal medicine at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, where he was selected as a chief resident during his fourth year. He completed a gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York. He was appointed as a chief fellow during the last year of his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship. Dr. Changela pursued additional training through an interventional gastroenterology fellowship at one of world`s renowned state of the art cancer center - Moffitt Cancer Center and The University of South Florida in Tampa.
His clinical interests includes the diagnosis, staging and treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies using advanced endoscopic procedures such as endoscopic ultrasound and ERCP. He has an expertise in management of benign biliary and pancreatic disorders such as biliary stones, post liver transplant biliary strictures, pancreatic pseudocysts, pancreatic necrosis, chronic pancreatitis, and ampullary adenoma. He is proficient in endoscopic procedures such as EMR (mucosal resection for early cancers and large pre-cancerous polyps), placement of stents in gastrointestinal tract, dilation of strictures, ablation of Barrett`s esophagus, minimally invasive endoscopic pancreatic necrosectomy using Lumen apposing metallic stent (LAMS), endoscopic suturing of enteral stents and endoscopic closure of luminal defects. He also has clinical proficiency in placing Fiducial markers (gold markers) under EUS guidance to guide radiation therapy in patients with pancreatic mass, esophageal mass, rectal cancer and malignant lymph nodes. He also practices general gastroenterology which includes colorectal cancer screening and management of peptic ulcer disease, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Changela is widely published, including peer-reviewed journals, and book chapters. His research has also focused on colorectal cancer screening in minority and other high risk populations. He has published several original articles, review articles, editorials focusing on new innovative endoscopic technologies. He serves on editorial board as a reviewer for gastroenterology and endoscopy journals.