Meet The Team

 

Who We Are:

The Colorectal Institute’s surgical staff is made up of Lee County Florida’s only colon and rectal surgeons that are Board Certified by The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.    The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is the premier society for colon and rectal surgeons dedicated to the research and treatment management of patients having diseases affecting the colon, rectum, and anus.   The Colorectal Institute is thus the recognized authority by many professional peers as the preeminent physician staff among Southwest Florida with the ability to treat the broad spectrum of colon and rectal disorders ranging from colon cancer to hemorrhoids.

 

 

Please see Conditions and Treatment for explanation of diseases of the colon and rectum, and standard treatment procedures for ailments affecting the colon, rectum, and anus.

 

 

Valerie R. Dyke – MD

Dr.Dyke received her undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Maryland. Dr.Dyke completed her general surgical residency at Abington Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia. She then completed a colorectal surgery fellowship at the Ferguson Colorectal Clinic in Michigan.

 

 

Janette U. Gaw – MD

Dr.Gaw graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Florida. She obtained her medical degree from Yale University where she also completed her general surgery residency.   Dr.Gaw completed a research fellowship with the Division of Colorectal Surgery at the Mayo Clinic. She then completed a colorectal surgery fellowship at Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgery Clinic in Atlanta.

 

 

Nagesh B. Ravipati – MD

Dr. Nagesh Ravipati received his medical degree from the University of Mysore, India. Dr. Ravipati completed his general surgery residency at Mayo Clinic Arizona. He then completed a colorectal surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston Florida.

 

 

Jeffrey A. Neale – MD

Dr. Jeffrey Neale obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He received his medical degree and a master’s degree in hyperbaric medicine at the University of St Eustatius. Dr. Neale completed his general surgical residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia. He then completed a colorectal surgery fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

 

 

Erik Shultz – PA

Erik Shultz Physician Assistant at The Colorectal Institute