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

Dr. Ashwinkumar Patel is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Columbus, GA. Dr. Patel studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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

Dr. Pravinchandra Patel works as an adult gastroenterologist. He graduated from Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
700 Center Street; #201
Columbus, GA
(706) 641-6900; (706) 323-4747

Dr. Camilo Gabiana's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gabiana is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Cebu Institute of Medicine.

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

Dr. Mark Fortson is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines). Dr. Fortson graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Digestive Disorders

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

Dr. Richard Robbins practices adult gastroenterology in Columbus, GA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Robbins is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Robert Weatherstone's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Michael Steinbook's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Steinbook's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his professional training, Dr. Steinbook completed residency programs at Martin Army Community Hospital, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, and William Beaumont Army Medical Center.

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

Dr. Daniel Schoenborn's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schoenborn is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Schoenborn attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2032 Wynnton Road; Suite B
Columbus, GA
(706) 320-9355

Dr. Syed Ali's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He attended Sindh Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The average patient rating for Dr. Ali is 3.0 stars out of 5.

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

Dr. William Fortson is an adult gastroenterologist in Columbus, GA. Dr. Fortson's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
(706) 327-0700; (706) 641-6900

Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Thiruppathi attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He 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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