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

Dr. Ashwinkumar Patel practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Mark Fortson sees patients in Columbus, GA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Fortson focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Fortson honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of 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 practices adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Steinbook 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
(706) 320-2766

Dr. Robert Weatherstone is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Weatherstone takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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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 graduated from Mysore Medical College. Dr. Patel is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Camilo Gabiana's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Cebu Institute of Medicine.

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

Dr. Richard Robbins' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He graduated from 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 pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Ali is a graduate of 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 works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Schoenborn studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schoenborn is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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 takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Thiruppathi takes 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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