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Himabala Ghanta

Himabala Ghanta, MD

  • Gender
  • Female
  • Biography
  • Dr. Ghanta was born in India but immigrated to New Jersey at a young age. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology at The University of Pennsylvania in 1997 and then matriculated at St. George’s University School of Medicine and obtained her medical degree in 2002. Dr. Ghanta then completed a general surgery residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ in 2007. Her interest in colon & rectal surgery lead her to pursue further specialty training and she spent an additional year completing an ACMGE accredited colon & rectal surgery fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL in 2008. After fellowship she moved to the West Coast and joined the Association of South Bay Surgeons in 2008. After a very successful private practice near Los Angeles for five years, Dr. Ghanta moved back to the East Coast with her husband and two young children to be closer to family. She is now a member of the Broward Surgical Associates and hopes to make a positive difference in the medical needs of South Florida residents while providing care at the Broward Health hospitals.

    Dr. Ghanta is currently board certified in both General and Colon & Rectal Surgery and is a member of several medical societies, including American Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Association of Women Surgeons (AWS), and also is a Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (FASCRS).

    Although she likes doing general surgery procedures, her particular interest focuses on anorectal disorders (such as constipation, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, pilonidal cysts) and advanced laparoscopic colon and rectal procedures, for both benign and malignant processes. She also has training in performing colonoscopies and anorectal physiology testing for incontinence disorders. She likes to focus on conservative management whenever possible but when surgical intervention is required, she truly believes it is important for the patient to be involved in formulating the correct intervention that would be most beneficial, whether in the office or in the operating room.