Treatment & Services
- Achalasia: Diagnosis and Treatment
- Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
- Balloon-assisted Enteroscopy (Single and Double)
- Biliary And Pancreatic Stone Therapy
- Blood Tests
- Cancer Center
- Cancer Screening
- Endoscopic Dilation
- Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
- Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)
- Endoscopic Therapy Of Anastamotic And Crohn's Disease Strictures
- Endoscopic Treatment Of Strictures
- Endoscopic Ultrasound
- Enteral Stent Placement
- Esophageal Band Ligation
- Esophageal Dilation
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Foreign Body Removal
- Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy
- Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
- Therapeutic Endoscopy
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Pain
- Angiodysplasia of Small Bowel
- Bile Duct Cancer
- Bile Duct Diseases
- Bile Duct Obstruction
- Bile Duct Stones
- Biliary Disorders
- Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
- Clostridium Difficile Colitis
- Collagenous Colitis
- Colon Polyps
- Colorectal Cancer
- Crohn's Disease
- Diseases of the Liver Biliary Tract and Pancreas
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis
- Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
- Esophageal Cancer
- Esophageal Varices
- Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
- Foreign Body Ingestion
- Fundic Gland Polyps
- Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
- Gallbladder Disease
- Gas (Digestive)
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- GI Bleeding
- Heliocobactor Pylori
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
- Hiatal Hernia
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Lactose Intolerance
- Large Intestine Cancer
- Liver Disease
- Microscopic Colitis
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Pancreatic Cysts
- Pancreatic Disease
- Pancreatic Stones
- Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
- Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
- Proctitis - Care & Treatment
- Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
- Stomach Cancer
- Strictures Of The Gi Tract
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Whipple's Disease
- Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA
Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Metropolitan Hospital Center
New York, NY USA
Internship - Metropolitan Hospital Center
New York, NY USA
Medical School - Osmania Medical College, University of Health Sciences
- Medical Director of the Center for Advanced Endoscopy
Advanced / Therapeutic Endoscopy with EUS and ERCP, Biliary disorders, Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD), Achalasia, Early GI Cancers, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR),Small bowel enteroscopy, Pancreaticobiliary endoscopy, Therapeutic endoscopy, Enteral stenting and palliation of gastrointestinal malignancies, Difficult colonoscopy, Difficult polypectomy Advanced / Therapeutic Endoscopy with EUS and ERCP, Biliary disorders, Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD), Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), Small bowel enteroscopy, Pancreaticobiliary endoscopy, Therapeutic endoscopy, Enteral stenting and palliation of gastrointestinal malignancies, Difficult colonoscopy, Difficult polypectomy
Awards & Honors
- Elected President of the Committee of Interns and Residents, Metropolitan Hospital, New York, 1999-2000.
- Won the first American College of Gastroenterology national GI jeopardy championship in 2005.
- Awarded Innovator Award in 2010 by Cleveland Clinic
- American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- American College of Gastroenterology
- American Gastroenterology Association
Research & Publications
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As of 2/4/2019, Dr. Sanaka has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Sanaka has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:
- US Endoscopy Group, Inc.
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90 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.5|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019
Dr. Sanaka, Deb, and Therese were all excellent. They provided great care with smiles and explained everything thoroughly.
Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018
This provider did an upper endoscopy, while I was hospitalized. I never needed to go to his office or make an appointment. He was very professional.
Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018
The provider did an upper endoscopy while I was hospitalized.
Reviewed on Dec 4, 2018
My first care from Dr. Sanaka was in 2011 when I was stricken with autoimmune pancreatitis. He has been great in providing care for me ever since that time. He has always been very accessible for me and answered all my questions. He is very easy to communicate with. I trust him 100%.
Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018
had to sit there and wait while the physician typed up a medical record of our visit. While he was an admirably good typist, what a waste of his and our time.
Reviewed on Aug 3, 2018
Overall I was very satisfied with the procedure. Since I was coming out of anesthesia the care provider discussed the results with my wife. However, he did follow-up in a timely manner through MyChart and a letter.
Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018
Dr. Sanaka and his staff were very helpful both before and after my colonoscopy.
Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018
I saw Dr. Sanaka for an ERCP. He talked to me before and after the procedure, and explained his findings in a way that was easy to understand. He recommended staying in the hospital overnight for observation, which I did. He is a caring doctor with a good bedside manner.
Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018
I was on phone 20 min last week...phone was not answered by gastro office. switchboard picked up 3 times, I finally was disconnected. called next day, long wait finally someone answered and left msg for dr. because I waited 7 days for biopsy results. I was told office person was on vacation so phones had long waits.
Reviewed on May 8, 2018
I saw Dr. Sanaka only once, as he filled in for my scheduled surgeon who was out due to illness that day. He performed a procedure in the ambulatory surgery unit. He was professional and explained results clearly.
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