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Dr. Bhargava Gannavarapu is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist. After graduating from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, he went on to complete his residency in Internal Medicine from the University of California, Irvine. He followed by earning his Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. He then went on to complete a 4th year fellowship in advanced endoscopy at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. Before starting his practice in San Jose, Dr. Gannavarapu was on staff at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago, IL as an Interventional Gastroenterologist.

Dr. Gannavarapu specializes in therapeutic interventional endoscopy, focusing on minimally invasive endoscopic procedures, including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). His clinical focus is on the diagnosis and management of pancreaticobiliary diseases, including biliary obstruction, pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer. Other areas of focus include endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for early gastrointestinal malignancy, including large colon polyps; management of Barrett’s Esophagus, including radiofrequency ablation; staging and palliation of gastrointestinal malignancy; and bariatric endoscopy.

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Gannavarapu’s goal is to provide quality compassionate care to his patients by integrating the most up-to-date medical information along with state of the art medical technology. He practices gastroenterology based on proven, evidence-based medicine while executing his technical skills and clinical judgment to provide the best clinical outcome possible for his patients.

Along with practicing the cognitive aspects of medicine, Dr. Gannavarapu strongly believes in patient engagement and communicating with his patients so that they can better understand their ailments and issues while incorporating the patient’s wishes into their treatment plan.

Specialties and Services


  • English

Education & Training

  • Fellowship: University of New Mexico and Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Residency: University of California, Irvine
  • MD: The Chicago Medical School

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases