Harsha Vittal, M.D. is a gastroenterologist practicing in Northern California near the city of San Jose. He has been certified by both the Board of Internal Medicine and the Board of Gastroenterology. Among the many procedures offered at his private practice, South Bay Gastroenterology, Dr. Vittal specializes in therapeutic endoscopy intervention with procedures such as endoscopic mucosal resection for cancer patients and ERCP or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. He also regularly performs stent placement endoscopic closure of fistula along the entire gastrointestinal tract. Dr. Vittal, unlike many other GI doctors, performs endoscopic ultrasound, or EUS, a relatively new procedure used to stage esophageal cancer and determine proper modes of surgery or radiation therapy for patients with advanced tumors.
Dr. Vittal holds impressive credentials, including being named “Outstanding Resident of the Year at the University of Nevada in Reno where he completed residency after medical school. Moreover, he is trained with an advanced fellowship from the Maine Medical Center. He has collaborated on and has written a long list of published academic works, including case studies of students with diabetic gastroparesis and articles about billiary orifice balloon dilation. His contributions to the field of medicine have been presented in oral and video form and are respected among professionals in the medical community.