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GI Specialists of Georgia Can Perform Advanced Procedures

Certain GI conditions require diagnosis through the use of advanced endoscopy procedures. In these cases, you want to know you’re in the care of the right doctors. GI Specialists of Georgia has a team of gastroenterologists who can provide advanced GI services, including endoscopy procedures. We are committed to providing our patients with the very best care to help them live healthier, more comfortable lives. If you have a chronic GI condition and are looking for options on how to best treat it, we encourage you to reach out to our team. We can use our procedures to diagnose the issue and provide you with treatment options that help you find a solution. Contact us today for more information.

Advance GI Services in Atlanta, GA

We Provide a Range of Advanced GI Services

At GI Specialists of Georgia, we provide leading-edge therapies for patients dealing with a diverse range of complex gastrointestinal conditions. We understand the inconvenience and discomfort these conditions can bring to your life, and we’ll do everything we can to ease your symptoms and find you the relief you’ve been seeking. Whether you have a condition that affects the function of your pancreas or one that affects the stomach lining, we can use our advanced screening procedures to pinpoint the problem and help you build an appropriate treatment plan. Continue reading to learn more about our advanced services.

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopa Pancreatogram (ERCP)

An ERCP procedure allows your doctor to get a closer look at the pancreatic and bile ducts. Your doctor may require one of these tests if you are experiencing unexplained abdominal pain or yellowing of the skin and eyes. Doctors may also use it to examine the area if you have pancreatitis or cancer of the liver, pancreas, or bile ducts. This procedure can help your doctor better understand what is causing your issues and may help them diagnose other digestive concerns like blockages or stones in the bile ducts, tumors, blockages or narrowing of the pancreatic ducts, fluid leakage from the bile or pancreatic ducts, or infection of the bile ducts. Having a clear diagnosis of the issue and the cause will help us provide better treatment.

Endoscopic Ultrasound

An endoscopic ultrasound is a type of diagnostic procedure that is used to help diagnose a number of different digestive disorders. The procedure combines both an endoscopy, which inserts a thin, lighted tube into the body, with an ultrasound, which uses high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the body. We use this procedure to evaluate problems you may be experiencing in the upper or lower digestive tract, helping to pinpoint a cause so that we can build an effective treatment plan. The procedure is often used to examine many different parts of the digestive tract, like the lining of the stomach and esophagus. It can help in detecting tumors in the pancreas and determining the severity of a cancer diagnosis. We may also use it in an attempt to detect stones in the biliary ducts.

SpyGlass DS

Our SpyGlass DS procedure uses advanced technology to take an even deeper look at your pancreatic and bile ducts. It is often performed as the second step following an ERCP procedure. The ERCP uses x-ray imaging, and sometimes this falls short of providing the necessary information needed to diagnose and treat diseases of the ducts. Your doctor may request a SpyGlass DS procedure if direct visualization of the bile ducts is required or a biopsy needs to be performed at the same time. This more advanced system can also be used for direct fragmentation of bile or pancreatic duct stones.

Our Advanced Endoscopy Team Includes Top Doctors

At GI Specialists of Georgia, our endoscopy team is comprised of nationally recognized, board certified, and highly experienced gastroenterologists. We manage a diverse group of referral patients who are experiencing complex gastrointestinal concerns. As a team, we work to collaborate on various endoscopy procedures to help our patients achieve positive outcomes. Our four gastrointestinal endoscopy doctors are committed to providing comprehensive care in a patient-centered environment. You can count on us to provide the care and attention you need when dealing with complex digestive issues. Though consultations will be done at one of our nine Atlanta-area locations, our advanced procedures are performed in WellStar hospitals with same-day discharge.

Dr Raja Sappati Biyyani - GI Specialists

Dr. Raja R. Sappati Biyyani

Name: Raja R. Sappati Biyyani, M.D.
Gender: Male

Primary Location:
711 Canton Road, Suite 300
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 678-607-2264

Staff Appointments/Hospital Affiliations:

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

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

Dr. Raja R. Sappati Biyyani is Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He has been in practice since 2013, joining GI Specialists of Georgia in 2015.

Dr. Raja R. Sappati Biyyani received his Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery at the Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College in Gulbarga, Karnataka India. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at North Eastern Ohio University College of Medicine in Canton, Ohio and completed his Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio where he also served as Chief Fellow. He completed an additional fellowship in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy at University Hospital, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Raja R. Sappati Biyyani is an Assistant Professor of Medicine with Augusta University. He has earned numerous awards and honors in Educational, Administrative and Leadership Excellence, as well as Teaching and Research Excellence. He has co-authored several publications and is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Raja R. Sappati Biyyani is married, with two children. He likes to spend his free time with his family and traveling.

Dr Suku George - GI Specialists

Dr. Suku George

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

Primary Location:
711 Canton Road, Suite 300
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 678-607-2264

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 Cobb Hospital, Austell, GA
  • 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 is married with 2 children.

Dr Sachin Goel - GI Specialists

Dr. Sachin Goel

Name: Sachin Goel, M.D.
Gender: Male

Primary Location:
711 Canton Road, 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 WellStar Health Systems Co-Management Committee for Advanced Endoscopy.
  • WellStar Cobb Hospital, Austell, GA
  • 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” seven years running (2014 - 2020) and also recently named a Castle Connelly Top Doctor for 2021. 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. Akit Patel

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

Primary Location:
6002 Professional Parkway
Suite 200
Douglasville, GA 30134
Phone: 678-741-5000

Staff Appointments/Hospital Affiliations:

  • WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, GA
  • WellStar Cobb Hospital, Austell, 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.

Contact Us for an Appointment

Digestive problems can cause a significant disruption to your life, making it hard to live as you normally would or continue to do the things you love. Our team is here to help you find relief by determining the cause of your issues and building a personalized treatment plan. We are here to ensure you get the care you need to live a more comfortable life. Please reach out to us today if you have any questions about digestive concerns or if you would like to schedule a consultation.

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