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Gastroenterology Office and GI Endoscopy Center in Marietta, Georgia

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.

Kennestone/Marietta Office

Address
711 Canton Rd, NE
Suite 300
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone
678-741-5000

Hours of Operation
Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Our Physicians

Dr. Aasim M. Sheikh - Gastroenterologist at GI Specialists of Georgia

Dr. Aasim M. Sheikh

Name: Aasim Sheikh, M.D.
Gender: Male

Primary Location:
KENNESTONE/MARIETTA OFFICE
711 Canton Road NE, Suite 300
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 678-741-5000

Staff Appointments/Hospital Affiliations:

  • WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, GA
  • WellStar Douglas Hospital, Douglasville, GA
  • WellStar Paulding Hospital, Hiram, GA

Specialty: Gastroenterology
Sub Specialty: Hepatology, Research
Accepting New Patients: Yes

Dr. Aasim Sheikh is Board Certified in Gastroenterology. He has been in practice since 1998.

Dr. Sheikh received his Medical Degree from Aga Khan University Medicine College in Karachi, Pakistan. His initial fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology was completed at State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY. He then completed his Advanced Fellowship in Transplant Hepatology and Hepatobiliary Diseases at Westchester County Medical Center, New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York.

Dr. Sheikh has co-authored several publications and book chapters in regards to liver disease. He has earned numerous honors and awards including Junior Clerkship Honors in Internal Medicine, General Surgery & Psychiatry. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Gastroenterological Association, The American College of Gastroenterology, American College of Physicians, and the European Association for Study of the Liver. He is the current Director of the Clinical Research Department for GI Specialists of Georgia.

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Dr. Ross A. Kommor

Name: Ross Kommor, M.D.
Gender: Male

Primary Location:
KENNESTONE/MARIETTA OFFICE
711 Canton Road NE, Suite 300
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 678-741-5000
Also sees patients at the EAST COBB OFFICE

Staff Appointments/Hospital Affiliations:

  • WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, GA
  • WellStar Douglas Hospital, Douglasville, GA
  • WellStar Paulding Hospital, Hiram, GA

Specialty: Gastroenterology
Sub Specialty: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Accepting New Patients: Yes

Dr. Ross Kommor is Board Certified in Gastroenterology. He has been in practice since 1987.

Dr. Kommor received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He received his Medical Degree from M.D University of Kentucky, Medical School in Lexington, KY. He completed his Internal Medicine internship, residency, and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, OH.

Dr. Kommor has co-authored several publications and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society, American College of Gastroenterology, American College of Physicians, American Gastroenterology Association, American Medical Association, AMPAC, Cobb County Medical Society, GAMPAC, Georgia Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Society, Georgia Medical Association and Southern Medical Association. He was named a "Top Doctor" by Georgia Trend Magazine for 2023.

Dr. Sachin Goel - Gastroenterology & Advanced Endoscopy Specialist in Atlanta

Dr. Sachin Goel

Name: Sachin Goel, M.D.
Gender: Male

Primary Location:
KENNESTONE/MARIETTA OFFICE
711 Canton Road NE, Suite 300
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 678-607-2264

Staff Appointments/Hospital Affiliations:

  • WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, GA – Medical Director, Pancreas Hepatobiliary Malignancy Program. Serves on the GI subcommittee for the Wellstar Cancer Program.
  • WellStar Douglas Hospital, Douglasville, GA
  • WellStar Paulding Hospital, Hiram, GA

Specialty: Gastroenterology
Sub Specialty: Advanced Endoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound
Accepting New Patients: Yes

Dr. Sachin Goel M.D. is Board Certified in Gastroenterology. He has been in practice since 2000.

Dr. Goel received his Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery at Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI.

Dr. Goel has co-authored several publications. Dr. Goel has been named one of Atlanta’s Magazine's “Top Doctors” nine years running (2014 - 2022), a Castle Connelly Top Doctor for 2021-2023, a Top Doctor by The Atlantan Magazine (2022) and a "Top Doctor" by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2023. He has also earned several honors and awards to include, Outstanding Teacher Award, Annual Award for Outstanding Scholarly Activity, Roerig Prize, Young Investigator Presentation and Scholar program, and Dean’s List. He is a fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association (AGAF), and a member of both the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Dr. Goel is married with two children. His hobbies are photography and music.

Dr. Suku George, Gastroenterology Physician at GI Specialists of Georgia

Dr. Suku George

Name: Suku George, M.D., MPH, FACP, FACG
Gender: Male

Primary Location:
KENNESTONE/MARIETTA OFFICE
711 Canton Road NE, Suite 300
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 678-741-5000

Marietta Office
711 Canton Road, 3rd Floor
Marietta, GA 30060

Staff Appointments/Hospital Affiliations:

  • WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, GA – Served as Vice Chair, Department of Medicine from 2011-2013, Served as Chair, Department of Medicine from 2013-2015.
  • WellStar Douglas Hospital, Douglasville, GA
  • WellStar Paulding Hospital, Hiram, GA

Specialty: Gastroenterology
Sub Specialty: Advanced Endoscopy Procedures
Accepting New Patients: Yes

Dr. Suku George is Board Certified in Gastroenterology with additional expertise in Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP, and GI cancers. He has been in practice since 2000.

Dr. George received his Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill specializing in health policy, Research and Administration. He completed his Doctorate of Medicine at the Medical College Trivandrum, University of Kerala Trivandrum in Kerala, India. He then completed his Internal Medicine residencies at the Medical College Trivandrum, New York Medical College/Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and Wright State University. Following his residencies he completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Florida and an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at GI Consultants in Milwaukee, WI.

Dr. George has co-authored over 25 publications and has held several academic appointments at University of Iowa College of Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and currently holds an academic appointment as Assistant Clinical professor, Medical College of Georgia/Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American College of Physicians. Dr. George was named a "Top Doctor" by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2023.

Dr. George is married with 2 children.

Dr. Swaroop Pendyala, Board-certified Gastroenterology at GI Specialist of Georgia

Dr. Swaroop Pendyala

Name: Swaroop Pendyala, M.D.
Gender: Male

Primary Location:
KENNESTONE/MARIETTA OFFICE
711 Canton Road NE, Suite 300
Marietta, GA 30060

Dr. Pendyala is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He has been in practice since 2012, joining GI Specialists of Georgia in 2023.

Dr. Pendyala received his Bachelor’s in Medicine and Surgery from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, and St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, New York. He completed his Masters in Clinical and Translational Research at Rockefeller University, New York. He completed his Gastroenterology fellowship at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, New York.

Dr. Pendyala has co-authored several publications and is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association. Dr. Pendyala is married and enjoys reading and spending time with his family.

Phone: 678-741-5000

Staff Appointments/Hospital Affiliations:

  • WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, GA
  • WellStar Douglas Hospital, Douglasville, GA
  • WellStar Paulding Hospital, Hiram, GA

Specialty: Gastroenterology

Dr. Madhuri Meka - Board Certified Gastroenterologist in Atlanta, GA

Dr. Madhuri Meka

Name: Madhuri Meka, M.D.
Gender: Female

Primary Location:
ACWORTH OFFICE
4900 Ivey Road, Suite 1205
Acworth GA 30101
Phone: 678-607-2264
Also sees patients at the KENNESTONE/MARIETTA OFFICE

Staff Appointments/Hospital Affiliations:

  • WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, GA
  • WellStar Douglas Hospital, Douglasville, GA
  • WellStar Paulding Hospital, Hiram, GA

Specialty: Gastroenterology
Accepting New Patients: Yes

Dr. Madhuri Meka is Board Certified in Gastroenterology. She has been in practice since 2009.

Dr. Meka received her Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery from Andhra Medical College in Visakhapatnam, India. She completed her Internal Medicine internship and residency at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She went on to complete her Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, NC and Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Dr. Meka is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.

Dr. Ritesh Shah - Board Certified Gastroenterologist in Atlanta, GA

Dr. Ritesh Shah

Name: Ritesh Shah, M.D.
Gender: Male

Primary Location:
EAST COBB OFFICE
1121 Johnson Ferry Road
Building 2, Suite 150
Marietta, GA 30068
Phone: 678-741-5000
Also sees patients at the KENNESTONE/MARIETTA OFFICE

Staff Appointments/Hospital Affiliations:

  • WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, GA
  • WellStar Douglas Hospital, Douglasville, GA
  • WellStar Paulding Hospital, Hiram, GA

Specialty: Gastroenterology
Accepting New Patients: Yes

Dr. Ritesh Shah is Board Certified in Gastroenterology. He has been in practice since 2006.

Dr. Shah received both his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry with high honors and also his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC, and earned honors including, Internal Medicine Resident of the Year. Following his residency, he completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Shah is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association.

Dr. Shah is married with three boys. He enjoys spending time traveling, hiking, watching movies, and coaching his 3 kids for their various sports teams.

Dr. Akit Patel, a Specialist in Gastroenterology at GI Specialist of Georgia

Dr. Akit Patel

Name: Akit Patel, M.D.
Gender: Male

Primary Location:
NORTH FULTON OFFICE
1357 Hembree Road, Suite 240
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: 678-741-5000
Also sees patients at the WOODSTOCK and KENNESTONE/MARIETTA OFFICES

Staff Appointments/Hospital Affiliations:

  • WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, GA
  • WellStar Douglas Hospital, Douglasville, GA
  • WellStar Paulding Hospital, Hiram, GA

Specialty: Gastroenterology
Accepting New Patients: Yes

Dr. Akit Patel is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology with additional expertise in Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP, and pancreaticobiliary disease.

Dr. Patel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. He earned his Doctorate in Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. He completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX where he was also Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine before moving on to a specialization in gastroenterology. He then completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX, as well as an additional fellowship in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy. He has specialized training in Advanced Endoscopy techniques including Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP, tumor ablation, endoscopic mucosal resection, and endoscopic suturing.

Dr. Patel has co-authored several publications and is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Physicians, and American Medical Association.

Dr. Patel is married and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and watching movies.

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:

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

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.

Capsule Endoscopy

A capsule about the size of a vitamin contains a camera to record images of the digestive system. When swallowed, it passes through the digestive tract and is primarily used to view the inside of the small intestine.

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Sound waves are used by our Marietta, GA, doctors to produce images of internal organs and structures from a device attached to an endoscope.

Hemorrhoidal Banding

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.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

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.

Fibroscan

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 an 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.
  • 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.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors and get more information, contact us at the following three locations in Marietta, GA.

East Cobb Office

3747 Roswell Rd NE, Suite 314, Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 678-834-8126
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Marietta Office

711 Canton Road, 3rd Floor
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: 678-741-5000
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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