As the former President of Professional Gastroenterology & Surgery Associates (PGSA) in Florida, Dr. Akram Ismail served at the Leesberg location from 1993 to 2009. PGSA, which possesses four locations throughout Florida, offers a number of services for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the digestive tract as well as outpatient surgery and endoscopy. As the founder and President of PGSA, Dr. Ismail oversaw the centers and offices while enforcing a high standard of excellence. His specialists, considered some of the foremost authorities in the field, maintained a commitment to timeliness and considerate care. At PGSA, Dr. Akram Ismail and his fellow physicians were adept in gastroenterology and proctology, as well as in general and thoracic surgery. Their specialties included Infra-Red Coagulation (IRC), a procedure for the treatment of hemorrhoids. A quick and low-risk method, IRC uses a probe to clot the veins above the hemorrhoid, leading to shrinkage and recession. Dr. Akram Ismail and other PGSA physicians also treated varicose and spider veins using laser treatment. The minimallyinvasive procedure seals off varicose veins and redirects the blood to healthier vessels. The procedure is preferable to more primitive options as it is relatively painless, ensuring a shorter recovery time and long-lasting results. In addition to his role at PGSA, Dr. Ismail held privileges at Leesburg Regional Medical Center and South Lake Hospital.Prior to launching his career, Dr. Akram Ismail completed a number of internships, residencies, and externships. At the Ain Shams University Hospital in Cairo, Egypt, Dr. Ismail completed a year-long rotating internship. Afterwards, he began a residency in internal medicine at El-Mataria Teaching Hospital, then traveled to Saudi Arabia to complete the residency. Dr. Akram Ismail subsequently moved to New York City, where he undertook an externship in emergency medicine at Coney Island Hospital. He also completed a combined internship and residency in Newark, New Jersey, and a fellowship in digestive diseases at the University of Medicine and Dentistry. Actively involved in his profession, Dr. Akram Ismail has served as a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, the American College of Physicians, and the Florida Medical Society.
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