Abdelhai Abdelqader, MD

Sarasota Center for Digestive Disease

3325 S Tamiami Tr, Suite 200
Sarasota, FL 34239
Phone: (941) 952-9223
Fax: (941) 955-0642

Procedure Location(s)

3325 South Tamiami Trail
Suite 100
Sarasota, FL 34239
Phone: (941) 552-3480
Fax: (941) 552-3485

Personal Information

Dr. Abdelqader is a board-certified gastroenterologist who specializes in interventional endoscopy. Located in Sarasota, he uses the newest technology and techniques available to diagnose and treat complex digestive diseases. This often allows patients to avoid major, life-altering surgery.

“I enjoy improving patients’ wellbeing by offering diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic alternatives that are typically found only in large academic centers. Since I function in a private practice setting, I can offer patients unparalleled accessibility, efficiency and the highest level of care.”

Procedures performed include:

  • Ablative therapies
    • Cryotherapy for Barrett’s esophagus
    • Radiofrequency ablation (esophageal, biliary, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors)
    • PDT (Photodynamic Therapy) for cholangiocarcinoma
  • Pancreatic and Biliary
    • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) with fine-needle aspiration or biopsy of pancreatic or liver masses or cysts
    • EUS-guided liver biopsy
    • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
    • ERCP in Altered anatomy
    • Ampullectomy
    • Extracorporal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) for large pancreatic stones
  • Therapeutic endoscopy
    • Stent placement (esophageal, gastric, duodenal, colonic)
    • Endoscopic incision-less fundoplication (TIF)
    • Anti-Reflux Mucosectomy (ARMS)
    • Endoflip (endoluminal functional lumen imaging)
    • Esophageal Manometry, pH-impedance and Bravo pH testing
  • Therapeutic endosonography
    • EUS-guided celiac plexus neurolysis and block
    • EUS-guided fiducial placement
    • EUS-guided glue and coils injection
    • EUS-guided biliary, pancreatic and gallbladder drainage
  • Enteral nutrition
    • PEG, PEG-J and PEJ (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrojejunostomy, Jejunostomy) placement/adjustment/removal
  • Third space endoscopy
    • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) or Full-Thickness Resection (EFTR)
    • Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia and other esophageal motility disorders
  • Obesity procedures
    • Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG)
    • Endoscopic balloon placement (Orbera Balloon)
    • Aspire tube placement
    • Transoral gastric Outlet Reduction (TORE) who have regained weight after bariatric surgery


  • Doctors Hospital (primary)
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Academic Degrees

  • Advanced Endoscopy Fellow & Clinical Instructor - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital / Rutgers University
  • Chief Fellow - West Virginia University Health Sciences Center
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship - West Virginia University Health Sciences Center
  • Internal Medicine Residency - MedStar Health Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - St. George’s University School of Medicine

Conditions Endoscopically Diagnosed & Treated Include:

  • Premalignant and early GI cancers
  • Benign & malignant strictures/obstructions
  • Pancreatic and biliary diseases, cancers & stones
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst and wall-off necrosis drainage
  • Ablative therapy for premalignant/malignant cancers
  • Anti-reflux procedures
  • Obesity (incisionless) bariatric procedures, even after prior bariatric surgery
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Zenker’s diverticulum
  • GI fistulae, leaks, strictures
  • General GI illnesses (IBD, IBS, hemorrhoids, liver illness, etc.)