Specializing in the medical and endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis , GERD, hepatitis, and colon cancer screening.
Dr. Takata was born and raised outside Chicago. He graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with a BS degree in microbiology in 1985. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago in 1989. He completed a three year residency in internal medicine and practiced internal medicine for 2 years while on active duty in the US Air Force. He completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, TX prior to establishing a Gastroenteroly Department at the Michael O'Callaghan Federal Hospital (a combined Air Force -VA Medical Center) in Las Vegas, NV. He has practiced medicine in Athens, TX since 1999.