About Dr Leka Gajula
A board-certified Diplomate Gastroenterologist, Dr. Leka Gajula offers treatment at state-of-the-art facilities for patients with problems related to the digestive system. At her private practice, Colon, Liver, Gastro Consultants in Sugar Land, Texas, Dr. Leka Gajula diagnoses gastrointestinal tract cancer through colonoscopies, EGDs, capsule endoscopies, and sigmoidoscopies. Dr. Leka Gajula also treats patients with esophageal disease, lactose intolerance, hepatitis, strictures, rectal bleeding, parasitic infections, motility disorders, and Crohn’s disease. Dr. Leka Gajula has earned publication in leading peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Gajula’s works include “Hepatic Perfusion as a Predictor of Mortality after Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Creation in Patients with Refractory Ascites,” which appeared in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, and “An Easy and Validated Predictor of Hepatic Fibrosis in Chronic Hepatitis C,” which was published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in 2006. Dr. Leka Gajula has also presented at many national conferences, including the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, where she spoke on “Ethnicity as a Factor in Prevalence and Incidence of Thyroid Abnormalities in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C on Interferon Alpha-2b plus Ribavarin Therapy.” In 2003, she presented at the DDW Conference in Orlando, Florida, on “Non-Invasive Measurement of Hepatic Arterial Flow using Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Imaging Predicts Response to TIPS Placement for Refractory Ascites.” Dr. Leka Gajula laid the foundation for her successful career in gastroenterology at Ambedkar Medical College at Bangalore University, where she graduated with honors and earned her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. After graduating, she completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she served as a Teaching Associate in the Department of Internal Medicine. During her residency, Dr. Leka Gajula rotated through various subspecialties of internal medicine at the university and at the Westside VA Hospital in Chicago. In 2004, she successfully completed a fellowship in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), where she was published in the journals Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Dr. Gajula and also won the academic fellowship award in 2002. In addition, Dr. Leka Gajula earned the distinction of representing UTMB at the North American Conference of Gastrointestinal Fellows in the same year.