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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
(706) 327-0700

Dr. Ashwinkumar Patel is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Patel attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1117 20TH Street
Columbus, GA
(706) 324-6365

Dr. Michael Steinbook is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Columbus, GA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Steinbook attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Steinbook completed his residency training at Martin Army Community Hospital, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, and William Beaumont Army Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
(706) 327-0700

Dr. Pravinchandra Patel's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Machester Expressway; Building A Suite 201
Columbus, GA
(706) 320-2766

Dr. Mark Fortson's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines). Dr. Fortson takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Digestive Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
(706) 641-6900; (706) 323-4747

Dr. Camilo Gabiana's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gabiana attended medical school at Cebu Institute of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Manchester Expressway; Building A
Columbus, GA
(706) 320-2766

Dr. Robert Weatherstone is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1905 Seventh Avenue
Columbus, GA
(706) 324-3325

Dr. Richard Robbins is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Robbins an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2032 Wynnton Road; Suite B
Columbus, GA
(706) 320-9355

Dr. Syed Ali, who practices in Columbus, GA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Ali completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Manchester Expressway; Building A Suite 201
Columbus, GA
(706) 320-2766

Dr. Daniel Schoenborn is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Schoenborn honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Schoenborn attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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William Camp Fortson MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Manchester Expressway; Building A Suite 201
Columbus, GA
(706) 320-2766

Dr. William Fortson works as an adult gastroenterologist. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Fortson honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
(706) 327-0700; (706) 641-6900

Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi practices adult gastroenterology. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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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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