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

Dr. Ashwinkumar Patel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Patel is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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

Dr. Mark Fortson works as a gastroenterologist. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fortson takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Digestive Disorders

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

Dr. Michael Steinbook's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Steinbook is a graduate of 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 takes Medicare insurance.

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

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

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

Dr. Pravinchandra Patel is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Mysore Medical College.

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

Dr. Camilo Gabiana is an adult gastroenterologist in Columbus, GA. Dr. Gabiana is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at 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. Dr. Robbins's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He studied medicine at 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ali studied medicine at Sindh Medical College.

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

Dr. Daniel Schoenborn specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schoenborn honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Schoenborn studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. William Fortson works as a gastroenterologist in Columbus, GA. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Fortson graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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

Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He honors 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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