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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Ashwin Patel is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Pravinchandra Patel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Mysore Medical College. Dr. Patel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Camilo Gabiana is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Gabiana graduated from Cebu Institute of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Mark Fortson's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fortson include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1117 20th Street
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Michael Steinbook, who practices in Columbus, GA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Steinbook is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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

Dr. Robert Weatherstone's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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. Dr. Ali is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Sindh Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1905 7th Avenue
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Richard Robbins works as a gastroenterologist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Robbins is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Daniel Schoenborn's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schoenborn is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Schoenborn attended medical school at 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patients gave Dr. Thiruppathi an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.