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

Dr. Ashwin Patel is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Columbus, GA. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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

Dr. Mark Fortson is an adult gastroenterologist. In his practice, Dr. Fortson focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Fortson attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Steinbook takes Medicare insurance. He 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Weatherstone accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Columbus, GA. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Mysore Medical College. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Camilo Gabiana is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is a graduate of Cebu Institute of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Richard Robbins sees patients in Columbus, GA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Robbins honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Columbus, GA. He attended medical school at 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schoenborn attended medical school 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fortson takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine 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 sees patients in Columbus, GA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is in-network 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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