GI Specialists of Georgia has been serving the region for over 30 years and provides Marietta residents with access to specialty gastroenterology care at two office locations and a dedicated endoscopy center. Our physicians can diagnose and treat all digestive tract disorders, and they are leaders in the field of colon cancer treatment. We also specialize in liver disease and offer FibroScan procedures. In addition to providing individualized treatment, our staff creates a caring, friendly environment for all of our clients.
Focused on Prevention and Early Detection
We are dedicated to providing open access to colonoscopy screenings in Marietta, as these are recommended for most people over the age of 50. For those at a higher risk or who have a family history, the recommended starting age for cancer screening is 40 or younger.
Age, genetics, conditions such as diabetes and obesity, and lifestyle habits such as smoking and frequent inactivity are risk factors for the disease, but prevention is possible through smoking cessation, a healthy diet, watching one’s weight, and early detection and treatment of abnormalities such as polyps.
Procedures Available at Our Marietta, GA Locations
The procedures we offer in Marietta include:
Using an endoscope, a gastroenterologist specialist can view the inside of the esophagus, stomach, and part of the small intestine. The procedure in Marietta generally takes a short amount of time. It allows doctors to examine the causes of various symptoms, take tissue samples, and treat bleeding ulcers.
Bravo pH Monitor
This acid level monitor is placed endoscopically and helps a GI doctor diagnose acid reflux and related conditions. Data are transmitted wirelessly from a capsule to a nearby receiver; the device remains in place for about 48 hours.
A capsule about the size of a vitamin contains a camera to record images of the digestive tract. When swallowed, it passes through the tract and is primarily used to view the inside of the small intestine.
An endoscopic device is inserted into the rectum to view the sigmoid or descending colon. It can be used for cancer screening and to determine the causes of rectal bleeding, diarrhea, or constipation.
This non-surgical procedure without sedation involves using a device that’s fit around hemorrhoids. With a tiny rubber band, internal hemorrhoids typically can be addressed in three treatments about 10 days apart.
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopa Pancreatogram (ERCP)
An endoscope, small tube, dye, and x-rays are used to get a better look at the pancreas and liver ducts. Physicians first insert an endoscope into the mouth, down to the duodenum, where the bile duct is located.
Sound waves are used by our Marietta, GA, doctors to produce images of internal organs and structures from a device attached to an endoscope.
FibroScan, also known as Transient elastography, is a way to evaluate and reveal fibrosis or fatty deposits in the liver. This is a non-invasive test using ultrasound that lasts 15 minutes.
Our Marietta, GA Physicians
The team of experienced gastroenterology physicians at our three Marietta locations includes:
- Ross Kommor, M.D.
- Arif Aziz, M.D.
- Suku George, M.D., MPH, FACP, FACG
- Sachin Goel, M.D.
- Raja R. Sappati Biyyani, M.D.
- Madhuri Meka, M.D.
- Aasim Sheikh, M.D.
To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors and get more information, contact us at the following three locations in Marietta, GA.