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

Dr. Ashwinkumar Patel sees patients in Columbus, GA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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

Dr. Michael Steinbook is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Columbus, GA. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Steinbook is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His training includes 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
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
(706) 327-0700; (706) 641-6900

Dr. Pravinchandra Patel works as a gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of Mysore Medical College. He takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Mark Fortson's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fortson attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines). He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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. He studied medicine at Cebu Institute of Medicine. Dr. Gabiana is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Robert Weatherstone is an adult gastroenterologist in Columbus, GA. 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
1905 Seventh Avenue
Columbus, GA
(706) 324-3325

Dr. Richard Robbins is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Robbins studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2032 Wynnton Road; Suite B
Columbus, GA
(706) 320-9355; (706) 320-0280

Dr. Syed Ali sees patients in Columbus, GA. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ali is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Ali completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

Dr. Daniel Schoenborn's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schoenborn graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schoenborn is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. William Fortson sees patients in Columbus, GA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Fortson attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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

Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is an in-network provider for 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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