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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Ashwin Patel is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. On average, patients gave Dr. Patel a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. He is a graduate of Mysore Medical College. Dr. Patel accepts 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 a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Cebu Institute of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Mark Fortson is a gastroenterologist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Fortson include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Fortson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fortson is a graduate of 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Columbus, GA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Steinbook studied medicine 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 Manchester Expressway; Suite A201
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Robert Weatherstone is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Columbus, GA. He attended medical school at Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Weatherstone honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2032 Wynnton Road; Suite B
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Syed Ali practices pediatric gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Daniel Schoenborn is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schoenborn accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Robbins is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Robbins accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine.

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

Dr. William Fortson practices adult gastroenterology in Columbus, GA. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He is an in-network provider for 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 is a medical specialist 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, 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.