GI Doctor in Acworth, GA
Located in Cobb County, on the outskirts of Atlanta, our Acworth office specializes in diagnosing and treating the full range of digestive disorders, including colon cancer. In addition to performing all the latest endoscopic procedures, we offer state-of-the-art colon cancer screening as part of our commitment to preventative care.
Why GI Specialists of Georgia?
Our dedication to high-quality, patient-centered medical care has put us at the forefront of digestive healthcare in Georgia. Here you will find skillful and compassionate physicians, friendly and supportive staff, and educational resources that will help you make the best decisions about your health.
Procedures We Offer
- EGD: Used to diagnose the cause of common GI complaints, an EGD or Esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a short procedure that allows a doctor to see into a patient’s esophagus, stomach, and
- Colonoscopy and colorectal cancer screening: A flexible fibreoptic endoscope with a camera is passed through the rectum and advanced up to the cecum to evaluate the colonic mucosa for polyps, cancer and inflammation. It can be used to remove polyps and biopsy lesions.
- ERCP: Physicians use an Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) when they want to inspect the pancreatic and bile ducts for signs of disease.
- Bravo pH Monitor: By measuring the pH level in the esophagus, this test helps physicians diagnose acid reflux and related conditions.
- Capsule Endoscopy: A patient swallows a capsule, which contains a tiny video camera that captures images of the small intestine.
- Esophageal Manometry: Used to diagnose disorders or abnormalities of the esophagus, this test relies on a small tube to measure rhythmic muscle contractions.
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: Used to examine only the lowermost part of the colon and the rectum with a video scope about the size of the little finger. The entire colon can be examined only with a colonoscopy.
- Hemorrhoidal Banding: A non-surgical treatment for hemorrhoids, this simple procedure is both painless and effective.
- Upper and Lower Endoscopic Ultrasound: A fiberoptic tube equipped with an ultrasound probe allows physicians to see below the linings of the upper (esophagus, stomach and duodenum) and lower GI tract (colon and rectum). Adjacent organs like the lungs, liver, gallbladder, lymph nodes and pancreas can be examined and biopsied. Endoscopic ultrasound plays a key role in diagnosing and staging cancer
- Enteral Stenting: Self expandable metal stents placed within the esophagus, small intestine, bile ducts and colon to treat obstructions due to cancer
Colon Cancer Screenings
At our Acworth, GA office we can schedule colon cancer screenings—procedures that help us detect pre-malignant growths before they can become dangerous. Colonoscopy is the most common diagnostic procedure for detecting cancer of the colon. Polyps (abnormal growths) can be removed since colon cancer develops from precancerous polyps. Screening colonoscopy is usually done at age 45-50 when a person does not have any symptoms. A diagnostic colonoscopy is needed if there are symptoms.
Dr. Sappati is a Board Certified internal medicine doctor and gastroenterology doctor with advanced training in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy. He also specializes in ERCP, Endoscopic Ultrasound, and pancreaticobiliary disease.
Where to Find Us
You’ll find our Acworth, GA office at the following address:
4550 Cobb Parkway, Suite 210-B
Acworth, GA 30101
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Give us a call to schedule an appointment with one of Georgia’s leading GI Doctors.