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UCF Welcomes New Physicians

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UCF Health announces the addition of two new physicians.

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Dr. Charles Giangarra is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle.

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He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York, Downstate College of Medicine. He then completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine's hospital, Montefiore Medical Center. His fellowship in highly advanced Sports Medicine training was completed at the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

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Dr. Giangarra has served as an orthopaedic consultant and physician to Stanford University, The San Francisco Giants, New Orleans Saints summer campus and the U.S. Olympic team. He then went on to practice at Marshall Orthopaedics in 2004 and now UCF Health. He specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries and is dedicated to keeping patients active and healthy.

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He has earned a certification from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society for Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, and U.S. Olympic Team Physicians Society.

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Dr. Vishwas Vanar is a gastroenterology and hepatology specialist. Before joining UCF Health, he had academic and clinical appointments at University of Illinois College of Medicine, and Indiana University School of Medicine. In addition to routine endoscopies, Dr. Vanar offers advanced GI screening and treatment procedures, including video capsule endoscopy, esophageal manometry, impedance pH monitoring, single balloon enteroscopy, radiofrequency ablation for Barett's esophagus, and fecal microbiota transplant.

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Dr. Vanar earned his medical degree from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College in India. He completed his internal medicine residency training at University of Illinois College of Medicine in Urbana-Champaign, and Gastroenterology fellowship training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria where he also served as chief fellow.

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Dr. Vanar has published in the field of gastroesophageal reflux and healthcare utilization. He has a special interest in acid reflux, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and chronic liver disease (cirrhosis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis). He also focuses on innovative endoscopic procedures throughout the GI tract.

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Dr. Vanar is board certified in internal medicine and a fellow with American College of Physicians. He is also a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterological Association and American College of Gastroenterology.



 
 
 
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