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

Dr. Ashwinkumar Patel is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Columbus, GA. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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

Dr. Pravinchandra Patel practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel attended medical school at Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Camilo Gabiana is a Columbus, GA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gabiana attended medical school at Cebu Institute of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Fortson include gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines). He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Digestive Disorders

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

Dr. Richard Robbins' specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Robbins is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Robert Weatherstone works as an adult gastroenterologist in Columbus, GA. He attended medical school at Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Weatherstone is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Michael Steinbook is a gastroenterologist in Columbus, GA. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Martin Army Community Hospital, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, and William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Steinbook average 4.0 stars out of 5.

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

Dr. Syed Ali is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He graduated from Sindh Medical College. Dr. Ali completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

Dr. Daniel Schoenborn specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Columbus, GA. Dr. Schoenborn graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schoenborn honors Medicare insurance.

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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, who practices in Columbus, GA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fortson is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Columbus, GA. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Thiruppathi is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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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