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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Ashwinkumar Patel practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Camilo Gabiana is an adult gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of Cebu Institute of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1117 20th Street
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Michael Steinbook, who practices in Columbus, GA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Steinbook attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Medical College of Georgia. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Machester Expressway; Suite A 201
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Mark Fortson sees patients in Columbus, GA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Fortson is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fortson takes.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1905 7th Avenue
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Richard Robbins works as a gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Robbins accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Pravinchandra Patel practices adult gastroenterology in Columbus, GA. He is a graduate of Mysore Medical College. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Manchester Expressway; Suite A201
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Robert Weatherstone's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Weatherstone is a graduate of Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Manchester Expressway; Suite A 201
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. William Fortson practices adult gastroenterology in Columbus, GA. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2032 Wynnton Road; Suite B
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Syed Ali practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ali studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Manchester Expressway; Suite A 201
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Daniel Schoenborn is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schoenborn attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schoenborn takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1130 Talbotton Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi specializes in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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