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

Dr. Joshua Zara's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Zara is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Michael Dawson's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dawson include general care. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Dawson attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Robert Dale's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dale studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dale completed a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Don Roberts, who practices in Tifton, GA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines). He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Roberts studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Clinical interests: Gastroenterology

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

Dr. George Yared is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Yared is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Yared attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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

Dr. Matthew Pantsari works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Pantsari studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He accepts 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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