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Viraine Weerasooriya, MD

4.9 out of 5 stars




Clinical Interests:

General Pediatric Gastroenterology
Crohn’s and colitis
GI care for the Complex Pediatric Patient
Fecal Incontinence with constipation
Nutrition/Feeding disorders

Languages Spoken:


Patients Treated:



Viraine Weerasooriya, M.D. is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Medical Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology.

In 2023, Palm Beach Media Group recognized Dr. Weerasooriya as one of Southwest Florida’s top doctors from Lee Physician Group.

Dr. Weerasooriya's achievements reflect the high level of care LPG providers offer every day at Lee Health, your community-owned health system. It’s the excellence you expect from providers that live, work, and care for patients right here at home.

Lee Physician Group Top Doctors

Education & Training

Medical School:

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Children's Hospital


Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Children's Hospital


Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Children's Hospital

Board Certification(s):

General Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Patient Reviews

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  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Explained Things Clearly

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Likelihood to Recommend

4.9 out of 5 (62 ratings, 25 comments)

  • Jan 17, 2024

    The Dr explained everything well, was great with my daughter and took his time.

  • Jan 15, 2024

    Dr. W came highly recommended from a friend, and he has been the right fit for our family. He is open to questions/concerns and takes the time necessary to address them. Dr. W is well tuned into current and emerging treatments in [ ], and open to my questions regarding possible, less-mainstream, treatment options. He was not our first ped. [ ], but we will staying within his care for sure. I like to recognize Drs. nursing staff for their prompt attention to my "my Chart" messages, and also the prior authorization person/team for getting the ball rolling quickly as time for treatment is very important. Lastly, I really appreciate the use of "my chart" for inclusive and prompt communication. It is most important for us to be integrated in my child's care, and this system is great for that reason.

  • Jan 9, 2024

    He explained things really well and even had a YouTube video link for us to review later for further knowledge.

  • Nov 7, 2023

    The staff was extremely curious and knowledgeable. Dr. W is informative, kind and his excellence is part of [ ]'s fantastic team of Doctors!! Thank you so very much, Dr. W!!

  • Oct 27, 2023

    He is a pleasure to talk with and I respect his knowledge and compassion.

  • Oct 10, 2023

    Dr. Weerasooriya is a good doctor. Had great experience. Thumbs up

  • Oct 9, 2023

    Dr. W is very thorough and is always caring & courteous. His communication and that of the nursing staff are always excellent.

  • Sep 24, 2023

    Dr. W is personable and listens to Patients and family members.

  • Sep 18, 2023

    The staff is responsive and helpful when scheduling. Emails sent to provider and staff are answered in a timely fashion.

  • Sep 14, 2023

    Dr. W is honestly one of the kindest and most helpful/calming doctors I have experienced. He was very clear with what he was telling us, laid out all the options for us, and really listened to our concerns.

  • Sep 7, 2023

    No complaints. Timely service

  • Aug 29, 2023

    My daughter has received outstanding care. The thoughtfulness, kindness, and sorrow conversation that we receive in this office is above and beyond.

  • Aug 11, 2023

    Dr. W truly cares about his patients which is evidenced by the amount of time he spends explaining things, going over instructions, and truly listening to his patients. Most doctors just sit at the computer and go through the checklist without having a face-to -face conversation and this is not the case with Dr. W. He goes above and beyond and we are truly grateful for his out.

  • Aug 10, 2023

    Dr. Weerasooriya asked excellent questions and provided a thorough exam. I left knowing all our next steps and what care possibilities we are exploring.

  • Jul 29, 2023

    Dr. Weerasooriya as always.

  • Jul 6, 2023

    Dr. W is amazing and had been super helpful.

  • Jul 4, 2023

    There are not enough words to express how extraordinary Dr W is.

  • Jun 30, 2023

    Dr. W was very kind and listened to my concerns about the medication vs nutritional therapies. I appreciate that. His nurse was very sweet and helpful. The checkout rep was friendly and helpful when she first couldn't find a n appointment within a month as req uested by Dr W. She made a call and was authorized to make an appointment using a different process. She learned something in that moment that will help others too.

  • May 1, 2023

    Dr. W. is the best Physician my family has seen in Lee County. His team was excellent as well. Highly recommend him to others.

  • Apr 23, 2023

    The way he would direct questions to my 5 year old daughter so that she could feel more relaxed!

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