About Us

OUR TEAM

Dr. Vishal Gandotra

Dr. Vishal Gandotra is a board certified gastroenterologist with 15 plus years of experience. He is affiliated with many local hospitals and surgery centers. He has an excellent academic record. He was ranked 41 st in all India Medical Entrance Examination which was taken by 5500 candidates. He was ranked first in his home state and was selected in the prestigious Panjab University Medical School in India. He consistently was in the top three of his class.

Subsequently he immigrated to the United States for higher education. He did his Internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship in the top ranked UMDNJ in New Jersey. He was voted the Best Intern in his residency program. Dr. Gandotra was selected for the only gastroenterology fellowship position for which 400 plus candidates from all over the United States applied. He was involved in multiple research projects during his fellowship.

Dr. Gandotra moved to Las Vegas and has been in private practice since 2003. To this date, he has successfully performed more than 30,000 endoscopic procedures. His procedure complication rate is below national average.

Dr. Gandotra also has keen interest in quality measures for gastrointestinal procedures. He has a polyp detection rate of 35% which is higher than the national standard of 20-25%. Dr. Gandotra’s rate of colonoscopy completion is 96% which is higher than the national standard of 90%. These measures are logged in on a monthly basis; both of these measures are approved as the indicators of excellence by national gastroenterology societies.

Dr. Gandotra uses the latest, high definition and state of the art Olympus video equipment equipped with advanced Dual Focus optical system and Narrow Band Imaging.

Dr. Gandotra has been voted top gastroenterologist by Vitals.com last five years in a row. His motto is to treat patients as his family and keep them well informed. He is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and medical Spanish. In his spare time, he enjoys Yoga, meditation and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Dr. George Tan

George Tan, MD, MBA, is a board-certified gastroenterologist specializing in comprehensive digestive health care and has over 15 years of medical experience. He graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with a major in Integrative Biology and later received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He obtained honors in Internal Medicine and completed his residency in UC Irvine Medical Center and later pursued additional fellowship training in Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Augusta University where he participated in numerous research projects and authored several publications in the field of Gastroenterology. He also holds a Healthcare M.B.A. from George Washington University School of Business where he achieved honors in his class. He possesses American Board Certifications in Internal Medicine, Integrative & Holistic Medicine, and Gastroenterology.

Originally born and raised in San Francisco, California, Dr. Tan chose to take his love of science and passion for helping others to pursue a career in the medical field. He believes that the root cause of many medical illnesses begins with the gut. He finds his chosen specialty especially rewarding since he is able to perform both diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to help his patients feel better and improve their quality of life. He also feels it gratifying to be able to prevent certain cancers, including colorectal, stomach and esophageal cancers through proper screenings and early interventions. Dr. Tan offers a personalized approach to managing digestive diseases including acid reflux, peptic ulcer disease, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation, diarrhea, liver diseases etc. He speaks English, Mandarin and basic Spanish. He has served as a clinical professor for UCSF and has done a few medical missions to South America and Asia. When not seeing patients, Dr. Tan enjoys playing basketball and practicing martial arts, traveling, trying new foods, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Thelma Araracap

Thelma Araracap is a highly motivated board certified nurse practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She began her career in the medical field when she graduated with a Doctor of Medicine in the Philippines. She had her residency training in OB-GYN completed i nManila, Philippines and had 10 years of private practice. She came to the United States of America in 2005 and started her career as a registered nurse at Summerlin Hospital for 10 months and became a school nurse while also practicing at University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2008 and has since practiced in the primary and retail clinic setting. She also has experience in the urgent care and home assessment settings. She joined Dr.Vishal Gandotra’s practice in early 2017. She presently provides evaluation and management of gastrointestinal disorders in the outpatient setting. Thelma is a multi-task individual who is able to make independent decisions. She strives to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to all her patients. Thelma spends most of her time with her children and husband. She has been married for 25 years. She enjoys cooking and trying new recipes from different cultures. She also enjoys travelling to new vacation spots with her family.

Licenses and Certifications:
APRN and RN with the Nevada State Board of Nursing
RN with California Board of Registered Nursing
Family Nurse Certification with American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Education and Training:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of La Salette, Philippines
Doctor of Medicine, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Philippines
Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner), University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA
Residency training in OB-GYN, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Manila, Philippines

Maria Jumalon

Maria Jumalon is a dedicated and hardworking board certified nurse practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She came to the United States in 1994 and started her nursing career by working as a registered nurse at a long term care facility for 5 years in Westmont, Illinois. She then moved to an acute care setting and worked as a staff registered nurse at a medical surgical unit for 5 years at St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet, Illinois. She relocated to Las Vegas in 2006 and further harnessed her clinical skills at UMC hospital as an ICU nurse at coronary care/cardiovascular care unit for over 12 years. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2018 and worked at Nevada Comprehensive Pain Center treating patients with chronic pain for almost 3 years. She is now joining Dr. Gandotra’s practice as a newest team member.

Outside of work, Maria loves spending time with family and friends by engaging in outdoor activities. She likes to stay active by hiking and attends various types of yoga and fitness classes. She also likes to experiment on whole food plant based recipes. Maria is also fluent in Tagalog and Cebuano.

Education
Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner – South University, Savannah, Georgia
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Divine Word University/Holy Name University, Bohol, Philippines

License/Certification
APRN and RN with Nevada State Board of Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner with American Academy of Nurse Practitioners