Phoebe welcomes 2 physicians, audiologist

Published 11:12 am Thursday, August 15, 2019

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ALBANY Phoebe Physicians recently welcomed two new physicians to its already comprehensive network of providers — Srinvias Gunturu, MD, joins Phoebe Gastroenterology, and Ryan Breland, MD, joins Phoebe Orthopaedics of Americus. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital welcomed Judith Saintange, AuD, CCC-A, to Phoebe Audiology.

Dr. Srinvias Gunturu

“Dr. Gunturu and Dr. Breland further strengthen our network of physicians. Both are dedicated to providing high-quality care and continuing our mission of meeting the healthcare needs of the communities we serve,” said Dr. Suresh Lakhanpal, president of Phoebe Physicians.

Gunturu moved to Albany from New Mexico where he was practicing gastroenterology and served as vice-chief of gastroenterology division at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He received his bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery from the Osmania Medical College in India. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship training in gastroenterology at Montefiore Medical Center, Wakefield Division, New York. Gunturu is board-certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.

In addition, Gunturu received further training in advanced endoscopy procedures and will provide: endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatogram, endoscopic ultrasound, esophageal manometry, RFA (Barrett’s esophagus and radiation proctitis), enteral stent placements, pH monitoring, capsule endoscopy, esophageal variceal band ligation, EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy), and colonoscopy.

Dr. Ryan Breland

Breland, who is practicing in Americus and Buena Vista, earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Birmingham-Southern College. He attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at University of Louisville in Kentucky and his sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at the University of Kentucky. Breland is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine injuries and cartilage restoration,

The Phoebe Physicians network consists of more than 300 dedicated, multi-specialty physicians and advanced practice providers — including primary care and more than 30 medical specialties. Each provider is integrated with the community they serve, providing local access and patient-centered care that extends beyond our hospital locations.

Dr. Judith Saintange

Saintange is a graduate of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, where she earned a bachelor of science in speech-language pathology & audiology and a bachelor of arts in Spanish studies. She earned her doctor of audiology degree at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.

Through Phoebe Audiology, Saintange provides: newborn hearing screenings; diagnostic hearing evaluations for newborns, pediatrics & adults; and central auditory processing evaluations.