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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2225 U.s. Highway 41 North
Tifton, GA
(229) 391-4100; (229) 353-7337

Dr. Joshua Zara works as a gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zara takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Zara attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
907 E. 18th Street; Suite 460
Tifton, GA
(229) 391-3625; (229) 391-4100

Dr. Michael Dawson is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Tifton, GA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dawson include general care. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Dawson attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2225 US Hwy 41 N
Tifton, GA
(229) 391-4100; (229) 391-4180

Dr. Robert Dale sees patients in Tifton, GA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Dale honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2225 US Highway 41 N
Tifton, GA
(229) 391-4100

Dr. George Yared, who practices in Tifton, GA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Yared has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1111 20TH Street E
Tifton, GA
(229) 382-9338

Dr. Don Roberts' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Roberts has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
901 18th Street E
Tifton, GA
(229) 382-7120

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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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