We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Open Access near Acworth, GA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4595 Towne Lake Parkway; Bld300, Suite 200
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. Jon Trankina is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Trankina at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trankina takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Trankina attended Emory University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Madhuri Reddynaga Ganesana, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
4550 Cobb Parkway North; Suite 210-b
Acworth, GA
 

Dr. Madhuri Meka is a gastroenterologist in Marietta, GA, Austell, GA, and Acworth, GA. Dr. Meka takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Andhra Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. Dr. Meka (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Dr. Sohail Asfandiyar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4550 Cobb Parkway North; Suite 210-b
Acworth, GA
 

Dr. Sohail Asfandiyar is a gastroenterologist in Woodstock, GA, Marietta, GA, and Acworth, GA. Dr. Asfandiyar attended medical school at Khyber Medical College. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Dr. Dinesh Govind Patel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1180 Ernest Barrett Parkway
Kennesaw, GA
 

Dr. Dinesh Patel, who practices in Atlanta, GA, Kennesaw, GA, and Marietta, GA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with The Children's Care Network. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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