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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Ashwin Patel works as an adult gastroenterologist in Columbus, GA. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Patel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Pravinchandra Patel is a Columbus, GA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel graduated from Mysore Medical College. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Camilo Gabiana is a gastroenterologist in Columbus, GA. Dr. Gabiana accepts 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
2300 Machester Expressway; Suite A 201
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Mark Fortson's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Fortson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Steinbook is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steinbook takes.

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

Dr. Robert Weatherstone specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Columbus, GA. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Columbus, GA. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Sindh Medical College.

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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 accepts 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
1905 7th Avenue
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Richard Robbins sees patients in Columbus, GA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Robbins is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. William Camp Fortson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Manchester Expressway; Suite A 201
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. William Fortson sees patients in Columbus, GA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fortson graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Thiruppathi's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.