Meet Dr. Roopa Vemulapalli
Gastroenterologist Specializing in Small Bowel Disease

From irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to chronic acid reflux to celiac disease, many Americans suffer from small bowel disorders to varying degrees. UT Southwestern Medical Center gastroenterologist Roopa Vemulapalli, M.D., specializes in evaluating and treating a wide variety of these problems.

Dr. Vemulapalli’s areas of expertise include IBS, gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and tumors, ulcers, constipation, celiac disease, short bowel syndrome, and hereditary GI cancer syndromes.

In addition to performing screening and diagnostic colonoscopies and upper endoscopies, Dr. Vemulapalli has special expertise in advanced endoscopic procedures such as capsule endoscopy and balloon- and spiral overtube-assisted deep enteroscopy.

Her comprehensive, individualized approach to care helps restore health and well-being to many of her patients.

“I’m able to help a significant number of our patients get relief from the abdominal ailments that have plagued them for many years,” Dr. Vemulapalli says.

“I strive to improve my patients’ quality of life, and I derive immense satisfaction from being able to do that.”

Ongoing advances in gastroenterology enable Dr. Vemulapalli and her colleagues to continue making lives better.

“We’re now able to examine the small intestine using deep enteroscopy, for example, and new drugs for managing symptoms are continually being developed,” she says. “Advances like these, as well as current research in celiac disease and hereditary and nonhereditary colon cancer syndromes, are just some of the many exciting things going on in the field.”