4100 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77098
HoursOpen today 7:30AM - 4 PM
- Virtual Telemedicine Visits Available, Call For Details
- Board Certified Gastroenterologist
- Currently Accepting New Patients
- Most Insurance Plans Accepted
- Performs Colonoscopies
About H. Chami Amaratunge, M.D.
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
I chose gastroenterology because it is a diverse and complex field that allows me to focus on patient care and procedures.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
Screening and surveillance of gastrointestinal cancer (Colonoscopy)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Diagnosis and management of motility disorders of the upper digestive tract (24-hour pH, Impedance and Esophageal Manometry and Bravo)
Where did you study?
Undergrad: Houston Baptist University
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Residency training in Internal Medicine: Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship training in Gastroenterology: Baylor College of Medicine
What certifications do you hold?
Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
Motion picture enthusiast
Reading fictional novels
Do you have any special honors or recognitions in your medical career that you would like to share?
HONORS and AWARDS
2005 Marcel Patterson Prize in Gastroenterology;
University of Texas Medical Branch
2001 Summa Cuma Laude; Houston Baptist University
2001 Chemistry student of the year; Houston Baptist University
Please list your professional affiliations.
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American College of Physicians
American Medical Student Association
- Abdominal Pain
- Anal/Rectal Bleeding
- Blood in the Stool
- Bowel Incontinence
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Unexplained Weight Gain/Loss
- Yellowing of the Skin/Eyes
- Acid Reflux
- Anal Fissure
- Anemia/Iron Deficiency
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Biliary Obstruction
- Celiac Disease
- C. Difficile Colitis
- Colon Cancer
- Colorectal Polyps
- Crohn's Disease
- Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis
- Esophageal Motility Disorder
- Fatty Liver Disease
- Food Intolerance
- Gallbladder Disease
- Helicobacter Pylori
- Hiatal Hernia
- Impacted Bowel
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Lactose Intolerance
- Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis
- Peptic Ulcers
- Primary Biliary Cholangitis
- Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Liver Cirrhosis
- Anorectal Manometry
- Argon Laser Therapy
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
- Esophageal Dilation
- Esophageal Manometry
- Feeding Tube Insertion (PEG)
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Hemorrhoid Banding
- Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion)
By far, the best doctor I’ve ever seen. Very friendly and efficient staff.
Dr Amaratunge has earned my whole hearted endorsement. She is a skilled physician. Her office staff is efficient and pleasant. I have found her to be professional and compassionate. She carefully listened to my concerns. She assessed my symptoms and quickly came up a game plan. I am very reassured to her as part of my medical team.
I'm very impressed with dr Amerstunge. I waited to get an appointment with her but it was worthy.
Very professional listen to me well and being patient and,not rush to answers.
Very knowledgeable and attentive when talking about what is going on within myself. I believe I will be better with the treatment being provided