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

Dr. Ashwinkumar Patel practices adult gastroenterology in Columbus, GA. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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

Dr. Michael Steinbook works as a gastroenterologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Steinbook performed his residency 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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Mark Fortson is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fortson include gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines). He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Fortson accepts Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Digestive Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
700 Center Street; #201
Columbus, GA
(706) 641-6900; (706) 323-4747

Dr. Camilo Gabiana works as a gastroenterologist in Columbus, GA. He is a graduate of Cebu Institute of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gabiana takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Robert Weatherstone's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Weatherstone studied medicine at Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Richard Robbins works as an adult gastroenterologist in Columbus, GA. The average patient rating for Dr. Robbins is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Robbins is a graduate of 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. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5.

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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 takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Schoenborn graduated from 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Patients rated Dr. Fortson highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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. Dr. Thiruppathi takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of 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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