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

Dr. Ashwin Patel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Pravinchandra Patel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel has an open panel. He graduated from Mysore Medical College. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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

Dr. Michael Steinbook specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Columbus, GA. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Steinbook accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is open to new patients.

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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. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Fortson's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Fortson welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Digestive Disorders

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

Dr. Camilo Gabiana practices adult gastroenterology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gabiana accepts. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Cebu Institute of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino.

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

Dr. Robert Weatherstone is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weatherstone is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Robbins works as an adult gastroenterologist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Robbins is accepting new patients. He attended medical school 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 is a Columbus, GA physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He graduated from Sindh Medical College. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali takes. In addition to English, he speaks Ukrainian. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Daniel Schoenborn practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schoenborn accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Schoenborn is accepting new patients. Dr. Schoenborn attended medical school at 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Thiruppathi is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Thiruppathi (or staff) speaks Hindi. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. William Fortson is a Columbus, GA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fortson's office for an appointment.

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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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