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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Ashwin Patel is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Machester Expressway; Suite A 201
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Mark Fortson is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Columbus, GA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Fortson focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fortson honors. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Pravinchandra Patel is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Mysore Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Camilo Gabiana specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gabiana honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Cebu Institute of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1117 20th Street
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Michael Steinbook's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Steinbook attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Patient ratings for Dr. Steinbook average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Manchester Expressway; Suite A201
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Robert Weatherstone is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Columbus, GA. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2032 Wynnton Road; Suite B
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Syed Ali's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1905 7th Avenue
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Richard Robbins is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Robbins accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Manchester Expressway; Suite A 201
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Daniel Schoenborn is a Columbus, GA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schoenborn is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schoenborn is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Manchester Expressway; Suite A 201
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. William Fortson is an adult gastroenterologist. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi practices adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Thiruppathi is 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thiruppathi takes.

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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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