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Dr. Shekhar Challa, MD

Gastroenterology*
2.5 (14)
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45 years of experience

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Overview of Dr. Shekhar Challa, MD

Dr. Shekhar Challa, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Topeka, KS. They specialize in Gastroenterology, has 45 years of experience, and is board certified in Gastroenterology. They graduated from Kakatiya Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences and is affiliated with Coffey County Hospital and University Of Kansas Health System Saint Francis. Patients rated Dr. Challa an average 2.5 star rating.

Dr. Challa works at Practice in Topeka, KS. They frequently treat conditions like Gastroparesis and Intestinal Diverticulosis along with other conditions at varying frequencies. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Challa's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Office
    2200 SW 6th Ave Ste 104, Topeka, KS 66606 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (785) 354-8518
  2. 2
    University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus
    1700 SW 7th St, Topeka, KS 66606 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (785) 295-8000

Hospital Affiliations
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  • Coffey County Hospital
  • University Of Kansas Health System Saint Francis

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Gastroparesis
Duodenal Polypectomy
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Treatment frequency



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Gastroparesis
Duodenal Polypectomy
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Abdominal Pain
Barrett's Esophagus
Cirrhosis
Constipation
Diarrhea
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Duodenal Ulcer
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastritis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Intestinal Diverticulitis
Nausea
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Vomiting Disorders
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Crohn's Disease
Dysphagia
Gastric Ulcer
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Ulcer
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Unexplained Weight Loss
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Alcoholic Cirrhosis
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anemia
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Biliary Cirrhosis
Chronic Gastritis
Colorectal Polyp
Congenital Anomaly Intestine
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Duodenitis
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Esophageal Varices
Esophagitis
Gallstones
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Gastroptosis
Hemorrhoids
Indigestion
Intestinal Obstruction
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Pancreatitis
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Reflux Esophagitis
Splenomegaly
Ulcerative Colitis
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Manometry
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy
Abdominal Disorders
Acidosis
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Acute Gastritis
Acute Sinusitis
ADHD and-or ADD
Alcoholic Hepatitis
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
All Types of Food Poisoning
Allergic Rhinitis
Anxiety
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Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Ascites
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Asthma
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Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
Atherosclerosis
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Barretts Esophagus with Dysplasia
Bedsores
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Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Benign Tumor
Bile Duct Obstruction
Biliary Atresia
Bladder Infection
Blood Disorders
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Bowel Strangulation
Bronchiectasis
Bronchitis
Bronchospasm
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Cancer
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Celiac Disease
Cellulitis
Chest Pain
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Chronic Depression (Dysthymia)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Sinusitis
Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Colorectal Cancer
Congenital Achalasia
Congenital Anomaly Esophagus
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Cough
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Cystic Fibrosis
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Dehydration
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Difficulty With Walking
Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
Dysentery
Dyslipidemia
E. coli Food Poisoning
Emphysema
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Enteritis
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Diverticulum
Esophageal Ulcer
Essential Tremor
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
Fever
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Fibromyalgia
Food Allergy
Gait Abnormality
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
Gastrojejunal Ulcer
Gout
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Heart Disease
Heartburn
Hemochromatosis
Hepatitis B - Immune Response
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis D
Hernia
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Hiatal Hernia
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Hypercalcemia
Hyperkalemia
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypogonadism
Hypokalemia
Hypotension
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
Hypothyroidism
Ileus
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Infectious Diarrheal Disease
Influenza (Flu)
Insomnia
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Interstitial Cystitis
Intestinal Ischemia
Intestinal Prolapse
Ischemic Colitis
Jock Itch
Joint Pain
Leg and Foot Ulcers
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lipid Disorders
Low Back Pain
Low Blood Oxygen Level
Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
Malaise and Fatigue
Malnutrition
Megacolon
Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
Migraine
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Mineral Metabolism Disorders
Mood Disorders (Dysthymia and Cyclothymia)
Muscle Weakness
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Neurogenic Bladder
Non-Neonatal Jaundice
Obesity
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Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Overactive Bladder
Overweight
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
Pelvic Abscess
Peptic Ulcer
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pneumonia
Pollen Allergy
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Polyneuropathy
Polyuria
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Postnasal Drip
Pouchitis
Purpura
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Pyloric Stenosis
Raynaud's Disease
Restless Leg Syndrome
Retroperitoneum Cancer
Ringworm
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Sarcoidosis
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Shingles
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Shortness of Breath
Sickle Cell Disease
Sinus Bradycardia
Sinus Tachycardia
Sinusitis
Sleep Apnea
Spleen Cyst
Stomach Diseases
Stomal Ulcer
Swine Flu
Testicular Dysfunction
Tobacco Use Disorder
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Ulcer
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Upper Digestive Tract Cancer
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Stones
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Venous Compression
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Venous Insufficiency
Vertigo
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Viral Enteritis
Viral Hepatitis
Visceroptosis
Vitamin B Deficiency
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin_Deficiency
Wheezing
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Colon Cancer Screening
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
Gallbladder Scan
Gastroenterology Procedures
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hepatitis A Screening
Hepatitis B Virus Screening
Hepatitis C Virus Screening
Hepatitis Screening
Immunization Administration
Impedance Testing
Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
Liver Biopsy
Liver Function Test
pH Probe
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Screening Colonoscopy
Smoking Cessation Counseling
VAP Lipid Testing
Wireless pH Testing
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    Specialties*
    • Gastroenterology

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    Years of Experience
    • 45 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1144291733
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Coney Island Hospital
    Fellowship
    Medical Education
    • Kakatiya Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
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    Dr. Challa has seen patients for Gastroparesis and Intestinal Diverticulosis, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Challa on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    14 patients have reviewed Dr. Challa. The overall rating for this provider is 2.5. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Challa.

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