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Advanced GI Procedures Available at GI Specialists of Georgia

Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy practice has been a central feature at Gastrointestinal Specialists of Georgia (GSG). Our advanced endoscopy team is comprised of nationally recognized, board certified, highly experienced gastroenterologists, who provide leading-edge therapies for patients. We manage a diverse group of referral patients with complex gastrointestinal conditions; as well as collaborate on the various endoscopy procedures to achieve excellent medical outcomes for patients.

The Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy team at GI Specialists of Georgia is committed to providing comprehensive care in a patient-centered environment. Multidisciplinary care for complex cases is provided through the tumor boards. Advanced procedures are usually done in WellStar hospitals as an outpatient procedure with same day discharge.

Advanced Endoscopy Team

Dr. Raja R. Sappati Biyyani

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

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

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 was awarded one of Atlanta’s Magazine “Top Doctors” in 2014, 2015 and again in 2016. 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 member of the American Gastroenterology Association, American College of Gastroenterology, and 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.

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