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Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi, MD

Gastroenterology*
3.5 (17)
Map Pin Small Columbus, GA
Accepting new patients
26 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi, MD

Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi, MD is a Gastroenterologist in Columbus, GA. They specialize in Gastroenterology, has 26 years of experience. They graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown and St. Francis-Emory Healthcare. Dr. Thiruppathi, completed a residency at Metrohealth Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Thiruppathi an average 3.5 star rating.

Dr. Thiruppathi works at Gastrointestinal Diseases, Inc. in Columbus, GA. They frequently treat conditions like Abdominal Pain, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Chronic Gastritis along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Thiruppathi's Office Locations

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    Gastrointestinal Diseases, Inc.
    1130 Talbotton Rd, Columbus, GA 31904 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (706) 641-6900

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  • Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown
  • St. Francis-Emory Healthcare

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Abdominal Pain
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Treatment frequency



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Abdominal Pain
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Chronic Gastritis
Constipation
Dysphagia
Gastric Ulcer
Gastritis
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Gastroparesis
Nausea
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Esophageal Motility Disorders
Hemorrhoids
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Unexplained Weight Loss
Duodenal Polypectomy
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Anemia
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Barrett's Esophagus
Biliary Cirrhosis
Cirrhosis
Colorectal Polyp
Crohn's Disease
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Diarrhea
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Duodenal Ulcer
Duodenitis
Enteritis
Esophageal Ulcer
Esophageal Varices
Esophagitis
Gallstones
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastroptosis
Heartburn
Hepatitis C
Indigestion
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Diverticulitis
Intestinal Ulcer
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Joint Pain
Malnutrition
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Pancreatitis
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Tobacco Use Disorder
Vitamin_Deficiency
Vomiting Disorders
Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy
Abdominal Disorders
Acidosis
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Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Gastritis
Acute Sinusitis
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Administrative Physical
Adult Failure to Thrive
Alcoholic Cirrhosis
All Types of Food Poisoning
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Allergic Rhinitis
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anal Prolapse
Animal Allergies
Anxiety
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Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Ascites
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Asthma
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Atherosclerosis
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Barretts Esophagus with Dysplasia
Bedsores
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Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Bile Duct Obstruction
Biliary Atresia
Bladder Infection
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Bowel Strangulation
Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
Cachexia
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Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Cellulitis
Chest Pain
Cholelithiasis
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Colorectal Cancer
Congenital Achalasia
Congenital Anomaly Esophagus
Congenital Anomaly Intestine
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Cough
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Cryptococcosis
Cyclical Vomiting
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Dermatitis Due to Drugs
Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Difficulty With Walking
Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
Dizziness
Down Syndrome
Dysentery
Dyslipidemia
Emphysema
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Diverticulum
Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Fever
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Fibromyalgia
Food Allergy
Foot Infection
Gait Abnormality
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
Gastrojejunal Ulcer
Giardiasis
Gout
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Headache
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Heart Disease
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B - Immune Response
Hepatorenal Syndrome
Hernia
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Hiatal Hernia
Hives
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Hypercalcemia
Hyperkalemia
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypoglycemia
Hypogonadism
Hypokalemia
Hypotension
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
Hypothyroidism
Ileus
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Infectious Diarrheal Disease
Influenza (Flu)
Insomnia
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Intestinal Ischemia
Intestinal Obstruction
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Ischemic Colitis
Itchy Skin
Lactose Intolerance
Leg and Foot Ulcers
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lipid Disorders
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Low Back Pain
Low Blood Oxygen Level
Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
Malaise and Fatigue
Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
Megacolon
Mesenteric Panniculitis
Migraine
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Mineral Metabolism Disorders
Muscle Cramping
Muscle Spasm
Muscle Weakness
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Neurogenic Bladder
Neurogenic Bowel
Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
Non-Neonatal Jaundice
Nosebleed
Obesity
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Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Overactive Bladder
Overweight
Pancreatic Pseudocyst
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Pelvic Abscess
Peptic Ulcer
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
Pinched Nerve in Back
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Pneumonia
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Polyneuropathy
Polyuria
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Potassium Deficiency
Pouchitis
Prostatitis
Pyloric Stenosis
Radiculopathy
Raynaud's Disease
Reflux Esophagitis
Restless Leg Syndrome
Retroperitoneum Cancer
Sarcoidosis
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Shortness of Breath
Sinus Bradycardia
Sinus Tachycardia
Sinusitis
Sleep Apnea
Spleen Cyst
Splenomegaly
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Swine Flu
Testicular Dysfunction
Thrush
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Thyroid Goiter
Tonsillitis
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Ulcer
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Ulcerative Colitis
Upper Digestive Tract Cancer
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Stones
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Venous Compression
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Venous Insufficiency
Vertigo
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Viral Enteritis
Viral Hepatitis
Vitamin B Deficiency
Vitamin D Deficiency
Wheezing
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Yeast Infections
Capsule Endoscopy
Colon Cancer Screening
Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Endoscopy
Gallbladder Scan
Gastroenterology Procedures
Hemodialysis and IV Access Surgery
Hemorrhoid Treatment
Hepatitis A Screening
Hepatitis B Virus Screening
Hepatitis C Virus Screening
Hepatitis Screening
Immunization Administration
Impedance Testing
Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
Liver Function Test
Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
pH Probe
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Screening Colonoscopy
Ultrasound, Endoanal
Ultrasound, Esophageal
VAP Lipid Testing
Wireless pH Testing
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    3.5
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    Based on 17 ratings
    Patient Ratings (17)
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    4 Star
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    Specialties*
    • Gastroenterology

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    Years of Experience
    • 26 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1508979832
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • Metrohealth Medical Center
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • St. George's University School of Medicine
    Medical Education

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    Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Thiruppathi is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Thiruppathi has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Thiruppathi works at Gastrointestinal Diseases, Inc. in Columbus, GA. View the full address on Dr. Thiruppathi’s profile.

    Dr. Thiruppathi has seen patients for Abdominal Pain, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Chronic Gastritis, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Thiruppathi on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    17 patients have reviewed Dr. Thiruppathi. The overall rating for this provider is 3.5. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Thiruppathi.

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