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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 is an adult gastroenterologist. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Zara attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Zara's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks 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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dawson is especially interested in general care. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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

Dr. Robert Dale's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dale accepts Medicare insurance. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency.

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

Dr. George Yared is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Yared has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Don Roberts is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Tifton, GA. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Roberts is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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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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