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

Dr. Ashwinkumar Patel specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Columbus, GA. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Patient reviews placed Dr. Patel at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Pravinchandra Patel works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Patel is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Mysore Medical College.

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

Dr. Michael Steinbook is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Columbus, GA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Steinbook accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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

Dr. Mark Fortson practices adult gastroenterology in Columbus, GA. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Fortson has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Fortson honors Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Digestive Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Manchester Expressway; Suite A201
Columbus, GA
(706) 320-2766

Dr. Robert Weatherstone is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Camilo Gabiana works as an adult gastroenterologist in Columbus, GA. Dr. Gabiana's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Cebu Institute of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1905 7th Avenue
Columbus, GA
(706) 324-3325

Dr. Richard Robbins is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Robbins is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2032 Wynnton Road; Suite B
Columbus, GA
(706) 320-9355; (706) 320-0280

Dr. Syed Ali practices pediatric gastroenterology in Columbus, GA. He studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ali at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5.

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

Dr. William Fortson is a gastroenterologist in Columbus, GA. Dr. Fortson studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Daniel Schoenborn works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Schoenborn is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Schoenborn is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He 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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