Rooting for the Team with Dr. Arnab Biswas in Victorville, CA

Published Date: January 16th, 2012

Arnab Biswas, D.O. holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry from UCLA and a medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Internship and Residency at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center at Penn State University and returned there later to finish a Gastroenterology Fellowship which qualified him to perform advanced endoscopy procedures. As a fellow, Dr. Biswas earned himself the titles “Residency of the Year” (2004-2005) and “Chief Fellow of Gastroenterology” from (2006-2009). Dr. Biswas said that, for him, performing these interventional endoscopies such as stent placement and ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) is the most enjoyable part of being a GI doctor and has been a passion of his since his medical school days.

“With GI, it’s a simple science—you see it, and you fix it. It’s very satisfying,” said Biswas, who also mentioned enjoying the more cerebral demands of diagnosing and treating liver disease, hepatitis and other conditions related to hepatology (the medical study of the liver, the gallbladder, the pancreas and biliary trees).

Dr. Biswas is a regular attendee at several national gastroenterology conferences every year—the two most prominent being the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting and Digestive Diseases Week. He is an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and recently joined the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

In addition, Dr. Biswas is the author of several academic papers and is an active participant of the DAVE Project , a video-publication and podcast series that works to promote collaboration and a better understanding of complex clinical cases among professional GI doctors. His contributions have been well-received by the medical community.

Dr. Biswas’s private practice in Victorville, California relocated to a neighboring suite about a year ago and now operates as a group practice under the name of The Gastro Group. He works closely with colleagues Dr. Thomas Nguyen, M.D. and Dr. Richard Huang, M.D. According to Dr. Biswas, the collaborative environment is a much more suitable fit.

“Being a one-man show is satisfying, but it can take a bit out of you,” said Biswas. “These days are a little less hectic.”

Dr. Biswas also said that he believes that, in general, a group setting is better for patients. Many of the medical conditions and procedures discussed in his gastroenterology office are involve sensitive, sometimes invasive topics. Having more doctors on call at all hours of the day ensures the quality of the care and complete patient satisfaction.